Gospel takes center stage during this year's first summer concert series "Concert on the Porch" June 21, at the Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville. Local and regional artist including Amy Barcroft, The Russell Trio and Clifton Smith and The Voices of Truth will perform their favorite hymns beginning at 7 p.m. The Russell Trio sings three-part harmony and shares the old familiar Southern gospel favorites that many recognize. The trio is led by Lexington's Frazier Russell and includes his wife, Linda, as well as Sandy Bishop of Brownsville. Both Russells have sang over the years with many well-known groups and quartets in the West Tennessee area. Bishop most recently sang with the group Glory Bound and now sings lead for The Russell Trio. Performing for the first time "on the porch" is Clifton Smith and the Voices of Truth. Smith is a former winner of Haywood's Got Talent and is continuing to refine his voice and performances. Along with Smith, Voices of Truth consists of 6 vocalist and 4 band members who blend their voices to present a Contemporary gospel sound. Headlining the evening is Fayette County native Amy Barcroft. She now calls Brownsville home and began singing when she was a child and her mother played the organ at their family church in Braden, Tenn. She has released two CDs, "First Fruits" and her most recent "God's Promise," a collection of bluegrass style recordings that include five original songs written by Barcroft. Bleacher seating is available or bring lawn chairs for the outdoor concert. Drinks and snacks will be on site. You are also welcome to bring a picnic or visit the surrounding restaurants. Concerts are presented free to the public each month on the third Saturday, through September, at the Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville.
June 21, 2014
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