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February 18, 2004

Dallas Star-Telegram

That is the concept that lingers after taking in A Gaither Family Homecoming, the sprawling Southern gospel revue playing at the American Airlines Center. Harmony is the single musical concept that unites most of the numerous acts in this diverse show, headlined by Christian music star Bill Gaither. There are plenty of fine solo performances, but the most impressive presentations were those that featured the tightly blended vocalizing that is the common well from which most Southern gospel music drinks. The Florida Boys, a quintet of very large men who look like extras from a 1930s movie, are perhaps the most definitive example of what this musical genre is all about, with their barbershop quartetlike high harmonies riding over a bone-rattling bass. All their songs are great, and their a cappella work is particularly stunning. More

Posted by acapnews at February 18, 2004 8:49 AM


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