Monday, October 25, 2010

Johnny and June

"They don't make love like that anymore
Is that too much to be asking for?
I wanna love like Johnny and June
Rings of fire, burning with you
I wanna walk the line, walk the line
'Til the end of time."
-"Johnny and June"
Heidi Newfield

My cousin and I lived for the days when his parents both got called out on truck runs at the same time.  Normal teenagers would throw a party or invite friends over to go wild.  Us?  We wanted the house to ourselves so we could make music videos and duet.  We'd grab the microphones and rock out like the best of them.  He'd introduce himself, "Hi, I'm Johnny Cash," which obviously made me June Carter Cash. We'd sing "Jackson" and "If I Were a Carpenter" in character until our throats hurt and then sometimes even past that point.  Our parents ran across song videos we'd made one day and all their questions about why we wanted alone time were finally answered.  I'm not much of a singer unfortunately, but there aren't a lot of things in life that makes me happier than belting out a good duet with someone.  That, of course, can only be trumped by listening to a good duet song by someone.

If that right mix of chemistry and vocals can be achieved then sky's the limit when it comes to music making.  It takes a special pair to not only convince the listener of what they are singing, but also to tolerate the changes that comes with being partners instead of flying solo.  I know I've left out a ton of impeccable duets and songs throughout genres and times but here are my favorites (and trust me...even these weren't easy to pick out).

Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash
A love that lasted more than thirty-five years and inspired millions.  Songs have been written about them and a movie have been made about their story of tribulations and triumphs.  Generally when I think of terrific singers June is not the first that comes to mind but what she lacks in vocals she makes up for in sass and humor.  The way Johnny's face lights up when she walks on stage is enough for me to know how much he cared for her and it's evident in every song they sing, no matter what the subject matter is.  They died nearly four months to the day apart and left the world in wonderment of their music and love.
"Jackson"- One of my all time favorite duet songs. Period. It's fun to sing and it's witty.  This song about a couple whose fire has gone out won a Grammy award in 1968
"Long Legged Guitar Pickin' Man"- I love the lyrics and the fact that it's "leg-ged" and not "legged". :)
Johnny: Well I bought you a first class ticket / for a luxury liner cruise
June: I got out in that ocean / looked around and there was you
Johnny: Oh, you big mouthed woman
June: You long-legged guitar pickin' man
Both: Well, we can work this out
Johnny: Uh-huh, yes ma’am, I think we can.

Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn
The pure electricity that flows from the mouths of these two musical geniuses is enough to make me call them my favorite duo in country music.  Recording their first album in 1971, they followed up with a string of hit records and amassed a number of awards to match.  Miss Loretta found her singing soul mate in lifelong friend Conway Twitty.
"After the Fire is Gone"- I just like pronouncing 'fire' as 'far'. :) But really, I love this song; they act out the lyrics beautifully and it was the pair's first #1 hit.
My Loves.
"Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man"- This is the song I sing loudest to in my car.  I sit up straight and sing at the top of my lungs as cars pass and stare at the strange girl in the silver Mustang.  This 1973 duet also became a #1 song for the country bumpkins.
"As Soon as I Hang up the Phone"- Love, love, love the emotion that was put into this song.  The hurt is apparent in their voices as a breakup occurs over the phone.  Loretta and Conway went to the measures of recording this in the studio with Twitty on an actually telephone in another room to get the right sound.  On the first take, Conway slammed down the phone a little too hard for Lynn's taste, who was so into character that she busted out of the recording room and yelled at him for hanging up in such a way.

Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
"Island in the Stream"- This 1983 melody was voted by CMT as the Best Country Duet of All Time.  I beg to differ, but I believe I am a little partial.

George Jones and Tammy Wynette
With his gruff voice and her sweet one, the two combined and shined on stage and off.  Their songs far exceeded their mere six year marriage and produced three #1 hits.
"Golden Ring"- The classic country song about falling in and out of love and how much meaning the golden wedding bands hold for this couple.
"The Jet Set (We're Not)"- Ohhhh the love, ohhhhh the irony of towns in Georgia, Tennessee, and Texas that share the names of major tourist cities throughout the world...
"By a fountain back in Rome//I fell in love with you
In a small cafe in Athens//You said you loved me too
And it was April in Paris //When I first held you close to me
Rome, Georgia//Athens, Texas
d Paris, Tennessee."

Loretta Lynn and Jack White
A twenty-eight-year-old rock-and-roller and a sixty-nine-year-old country legend got together and produced a little album that won two biggie.

2005 Grammy Awards for Best Country
Album and Best Country Collaboration
With Vocals.  Nominations: 5,  Wins: 2.
"Portland Oregon"- Just one of the dozens Lynn has written based off real life experiences.  With rumors going around about her and friend/guitarist Cal Smith, the two take action and decide if rumors are going to be spread then they are going to be the ones doing it.  After a golf tournament in Portland, Loretta and Cal went into a bar and acted just as close as can be in front of everyone there.  The two left the bar together and acted as though they were heading to the same room, much to the astonishment of Miss Lo's band.    "...Cal went to his room, and I went to mine.  Doo got all that information straight away.  But the part he didn't hear was this: I went to my room laughing to beat the band, then sat down all alone and started writing a song about drinking sloe gin fizz in Portland, Oregon--"Portland, Oregon and sloe gin fizz, if that ain't love, then tell me what is."  I was probably writing that song at the very minute Doo's ears was burning from somebody's phone call." --Loretta Lynn, Still Woman Enough.

Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings
"Good Hearted Woman"- Was a #1 smash for these two outlaws in the year of '76.
"Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to the Cowboys" - This song of warning stayed #1 for four weeks on the chart, earned the pair the 1979 award for Best Country Performance by a Duo...and more importantly,  a spot on my iPod.

Reba McEntire and Linda Davis
"Does He Love You"- Reba and this practically unknown (at the time) cut this single together in 1993 which rose to #1 and won a Grammy, CMA award, and the TNN/Music City News Award.  The sheer power behind the two voices is spine-tingling. Poor Linda sound so much like Reba, but to know you'll forever be in the shadow. -sigh-

Patty Loveless and George Jones
"You Don't Seem to Miss Me"- Jones only sings backup vocals and doesn't even appear in the video but for a brief second when a flier for one of his concerts is showed, but that doesn't stop this song from being amazing.  About the realization that the love of her man is slowly dying out, even though hers stands strong. I literally listened to this song so many times I thought my mother was going to kill me.

These people are my favorites and for all the reasons given.  They stood the test of time and fame to produce some aweeeeee-some recordings.  But if there was ever a prime example of a  pair of anti-duet singers it's Porter Wagoner and Dolly.  Law suits, fights, and a friendship down the drain all over a business split, this backwoods Barbie and flashy-suited singer made headlines.  The album Porter & Dolly came out in 1980 when they were no longer speaking and the album cover had to be edited to make it appear that they were together when it's actually two separate photos placed together.  One good thing did come out of their whole debacle, though.  Parton wrote her unforgettable "I Will Always Love You" to former partner Porter and added another tally mark to her list of #1s.  The rest, my dear, is Whitney Houston history.

<3 Kellie

Sunday, October 17, 2010

My Old Kentucky Home

Map of where musical stars were born in KY.
 Located in the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame.

"Weep no more my lady
Oh! weep no more today!
We will sing one song
For My Old Kentucky Home

For My Old Kentucky Home, far away."
-Stephen Foster (1853)
Official state song of Kentucky

Every time I hear "My Old Kentucky Home" being played after a University of Kentucky basketball game or on Derby Day I get tears in my eyes.  It's a song of simplicity: the moon shining down on families as they tend to their crops and sleep in their homes, of how hard times might come and they may have to part ways, but they'll forever have their old Kentucky home.  I was born in the very northern part of the blue grass state in Louisville; far disconnected from the rolling hills and mountain ways, but that doesn't change the proud feeling that I have for being born there.  Even though I live in Indiana, I feel very much more attached to the ways of life and customs of those who live south of me.

In the 1940's and 50's many a'person left their homes in Eastern Kentucky and flocked to little ole Scott County Indiana where jobs awaited them at the Morgan Packing Company and other factories in the area.  Tagging along with them were their traditions, accents, and down-to-earth manners and views.  My Great-Aunt Hazel and her best friend, Callie, were among those in search of a better means of income and made the northern journey.  When they had saved enough money they sent for Hazel's siblings, this including my grandmother, to join them.  This outpouring into my hometown earned us the nickname of 'Little Hazzard' because it was as though a chunk of Kentucky existed right here in southern Indiana.

By the time I came along all of my grandparents were already deceased but their sayings and folkways were very much alive.  Callie, who I nicknamed 'Mam', lived across the street from my parents and I and became the grandma I never had.  It wasn't uncommon to go to her house on an ordinary day to see a feast fit for Thanksgiving sitting in her kitchen.  Chicken'n'Dumplins, mashed 'potaters', homemade corn bread, and soup beans with onion was a typical meal in her house.  She was never married or had any kids but she played mother and grandmother to more people than can possibly be counted.  She told us stories about her one roomed school house, the creek they had on her farm, and of how her dad delivered mail while riding an old mule around their holler.  She taught us how to cut up the dumplins and drop them into the boiling broth, how to get lard from the drippins' can, and about all the things in life we shouldn't take for granted.  Along with all these good things, she also--unintentionally--taught us how to pronounce words like she did through heavy accent. 

Mam in the kitchen, of course.
She would say zank (sink), flaurs (flowers), rinch (rinse), pank (pink), year (ear) and a wide array of other words that we grew used to and also repeated without realizing all the time.  This was also the case with all of my neighbors, aunts, uncles and the rest of the older generation that I grew up knowing.  I'm not ashamed to admit that I was around fifteen before I became aware of the fact that when I wanted a drink of water I should ask for a "sip" and not a "sup".  It took me even longer to comprehend that red eye gravy and what Mam called "red sop" were the same things.  "Sop" because, you know, a person 'sopped' up the gravy with their biscuit.  There are so many words and saying that I picked up from these folks that I don't even notice I say until someone points it out to me.  Kids at school question why I live farther north than them and still have a thicker accent, mystery solved. :) Sometimes I get tired of getting poked fun at so I break into business-voice and try to hide it...but after awhile it gives me a headache and I have to go back to the way I grew up talking. ha!  When I get excited or talk fast my I's get dragged out, no endings exist on any of my words,  and my accent runs as thick as molasses.

Aside from teaching me incorrect English, Mam would 'learn me' little songs: "You get a line, I'll get a pole, honey//You get a line, I'll get a pole, babe//You get a line, I'll get a pole, we'll go down to the crawl-fish hole//honey, babe of mine," and we'd dance around the house.  John Anderson's "Swingin'" was also a favorite to sing while sitting outside on the glider.  Her little battery radio only got one station and that was our local country one so we would sit around the house listening to Hank Sr. and Tennessee Ernie when they decided to play the classics.

Speaking of classics...I read this the other day in the Loretta Lynn cook book (yes, I realize I'm a nerd) and it reminded me so much of Mam that I cried:
"I love pies and cakes--don't get me wrong.  But over all the sweets in the world, I would much rather have a tall glass of milk with a big old piece of cornbread inside.  Just give me a spoon and I'm in Heaven." -'You're Cookin' it Country'
I can remember sitting in Mam's lap with a tea cup full of buttermilk and spooning out the crumbled up cornbread that was inside; there isn't anything better.  She and Loretta's accent were so similar that it makes me feel as though a small part of Mam is still alive inside Lo. When I search videos on youtube of Ms. Lynn it helps me remember how Mam sounded so I don't forget, as silly as that sounds.

This blog tonight was more a way for me to be nostalgic than anything.  A music-loving friend of mine burnt me some DVDs over the weekend and when I watched them I couldn't help but wish Mam could enjoy them with me; she would have loved all the music and people on them...and I betcha she could have told me a story about each one.

Downtown Nashville
She could have told me all about all the Opry shows she'd been to and probably each and every person she's  seen on it's stages.  She, too, would have been happy that earlier this month they celebrated their 85th birthday.

I couldn't tell you what Indiana's state song is, or much else about it for that matter, and maybe that's ignorance on my part.  But I can tell you what Decoration Day and a cemetery meeting is, the area code and prefix to a Jackson telephone number, and that "I swany", "I declare", and "Well, I'll be" all mean the same thing to a good ole Kentuckian.  These things are slowing dying off in my little Indiana town as people of that era begin to pass on and this saddens me to no end.  But I know where my heart lies and that I will pass these things on to my future children with pride.  While everyone else is mocking this way of life, I'll be the one over there on her soap box defending it 'til the end.
"All that matters in this life is love, and love is home," -'Me and Ole Crazy Bill'

It's pert ner (pretty near) time for bed.  Until next time...
<3 Kellie

PS. Some little gal from Butcher Holler made her Opry debut singing the single "Honky Tonk Girl" fifty years ago October amazing is that?  The epitome of country music, she is. 
   "Now I cain't help the way I talk, I wouldn't change it if I could. Sophisticated ain't my style but country fits me good." -Country in my Genes

Monday, October 11, 2010

Blue Kentucky Girl

Standing in front of Miss Lo's bus.
"I swear I love you by the moon above you
How bright is it shinin' in your world
Some mornings when you wake up all alone
Just come on home to your blue Kentucky girl."
-Loretta Lynn
"Blue Kentucky Girl" (1965)

"I'm not the Queen of Country Music, that's Kitty Wells," Loretta Lynn stated on stage during her October 9th concert at Renfro Valley, Kentucky.  The hundreds of people who waited outside her tour bus just to catch a glimpse of her and the thousands more who were present for the concert would probably dispute her modest comment.  It was her second show of the week at the country music capital of Kentucky and a blue grass carpet was laid out for Lady Loretta in every corner of town.  Her records were front and center in all the shops around the venue and the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame--located directly down the road, offered fans many items available to buy and was even showing Lynn's autobiographical film "Coal Miner's Daughter" on their gift shop television.  Attendees of all ages were in store for a concert that they wouldn't soon forget.

Lynn is celebrating her fiftieth anniversary in the country music industry and many events are taking place this year in honor of this living wonder, including an all-star salute at the Ryman Auditorium set to occur this week.  Her humble beginnings, witty ways of writing about real hardships, and gentle manner make her all-the-more relatable to people from all walks of life and backgrounds.  Loretta's down-home accent and humor makes her followers feel as though she's an ordinary person they could take home to share some chicken and dumplins' with and talk to for hours.  Sometimes one has to be reminded that this gal from Butcher Holler is anything but ordinary; she's the most awarded lady in country music history. 

Waiting for their lady to emerge from her bus.
Lynn has recorded over a hundred albums in her career and was the first female to become Entertainer of the Year at the CMA's.  Her awards are endless: artist of the decade, vocalist of the year for most of the 1970's, numerous for her work with partner Conway Twitty, album of the year...the list could continue for ages.  She charted sixteen number one hits and has had over fifty top-ten hits in her career span.  She wrote a best-selling book which later turned into an applauded, award winning movie and paved the way for female country singers in decades to come.  More recently in 2004 she was back in the spotlight with a new cd entitled 'Van Lear Rose' which won two Grammy Awards, including best country record of the year.  And still--even with this background, she continues to come across as the country girl next door when she puts on a show. This attitude was forever present on this Saturday night, hour and a half long concert.

 Daughter, Patsy Lynn, came out first to tell the audience about merchandise they could purchase and then sang two songs, "Oh Lonesome Me" and one by her namesake "Walkin' After Midnight".  Then Lynn's band The Coal Miner's and son, Ernest Ray, introduced the 'Decca Doll' and she appeared in a sparkling pink dress regal enough for the queen she is.  She performed three or four songs before taking a break to speak to the crowd and thank them for coming out to see her.  Lynn then directed the audience to "Just shout out what you want to hear.  This is your show and you paid for it, I just snuck in the back way."  With the conglomeration of titles ringing through the air, Loretta managed to hear a request for her hit "One's on the Way".  "One is not on the way," she replied, feigning hurt, "I just gained weight." 

Lighthearted banter such as this continued throughout the night as Ms. Lynn told stories about her songs, life, and upcoming tribute album featuring the likes of Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Paramore's Hayley Williams and even Kid Rock.  She told a story of Garth Brooks calling up her and asking to sing with her at the upcoming salute at the Ryman. Lynn said he asked to sing her and Twitty's hit, "After the Fire is Gone" and she proceeded to sing a verse of it a cappella.  Even though it was brief, it was still a treat to hear it since she hadn't performed it live in so long.  She said that Garth had told her something about pronouncing "fire" correctly instead of her usual thick accented "far".  She got cheers and yells from the audience upon saying that, "Fire might be how you say it where you're from, but where I'm from it's 'far'."

Photo taken by Bill Hoover. Thanks so much for allowing
me to use it.

 Ernest Ray and "Mama" joked throughout the night as Loretta threatened to hit him with her microphone and ordered him to get back on his X.  Later, Ernie sang a couple of songs on his own and then joined Loretta to sing her and Ernest Tubb's classic "Sweet Thang".  After his verse was over it was her turn to belt out the famously loud lines of "Welllllllllllllll, has anyone here seen sweet thang?"  Ernie backed away and covered his ears.  The next time this same line was to be sang, Loretta did so very quietly to surprise her son, who had braced his ears for the yell.  She started laughing so hard she had to stop singing and the crowd got a real kick out of it.

Having a history of back pains and problems, Lynn is known more recently to sit during most performances but only did so for a few moments when her backup singers did a couple of songs and then when a video was shown celebrating her fifty years in music.  Otherwise, she was full of life and spunk when singing hits such as "You Ain't Woman Enough" and "Fist City".  Later, flowers were bestowed to Loretta for her achievements in music and a crown was placed upon her head for being 'The Queen of Country Music' and she was awarded a standing ovation.  It wasn't too much longer until she sang her signature "Coal Miner's Daughter" and closed the show as young and old mouthed along her life story of growing up poor and being proud of her roots.

Set list (in no particular order):
1.) Blue Kentucky Girl
2.) Here I am Again
3.) Coal Miner's Daughter
4.) Dear Uncle Sam
5.) Don't Come Home A'Drinkin (With Lovin' on Your Mind)
6.) Gospel Medley: Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven
Another amazing shot captured by Bill Hoover.
        7.) (medley cont.) Where No One Stands Alone  
        8.) (medley cont.) Title?
9.) Fist City
10.) Honky Tonk Girl
11.) I Wanna Be Free
12.) One's on the Way
13.) The Pill
14.) She's Got You
15.) Sweet Thang
16.) They Don't Make 'Em Like My Daddy Anymore
17.) When the Tingle Becomes a Chill
18.) You're Lookin' at Country
19.) You Ain't Woman Enough

Let me break reviewer mode to say that during this concert I fell in love all over again with the music and legend who is Loretta Lynn.  I've been blessed enough to see her three times this year and all three have been such highlights for me as a longtime fan. :)

<3 Kellie

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Against the Wind

Freedom Hall. Leave those cell phones shut, I'll stick to the old-
fashioned lighter :)

"Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then
Against the wind
We were running against the wind
We were young and strong
We were running against the wind."
-Bob Seger
"Against the Wind" (1980)

I love concerts.  My very first one was the Wrangler wearin', mullet sportin', linedancin' Billy Ray Cyrus, when I was no more than three or four years old. I don't remember much of the show except for crying because I didn't think we were going to find a parking place and thinking life couldn't possibly go on if I didn't hear "Achy Breaky Heart". 

Since then, I am glad to say, I have been to many more--and better--concerts than Miley's good ole dad.  A concert is to me, one of the most exhilarating, sing-a-long(ing), dancetastic things ever.  To be in a venue with thousands of other people who share the same love for that particular artist and know all the lyrics to their songs is a feeling like no other.  It's a spectacle that cannot possibly be explained to a non-concert goer.  The rush that comes when you first set eyes on the person whose songs you echo in the shower and whose videos you watch on tv is unbelievable.  My little neighbor, Daniel, put it best the other day when we were discussing this particular subject.  He said that when you see an artist in concert for the first time it's so unreal because you're actually seeing them for yourself and they suddenly become real people whereas before the seem like such stars and so far away from where you are.

Narrowing down my choices of top concerts were hard but here is what I finally decided:
1.) Reba McEntire (Lexington, KY) - By far the best concert I've ever been to.  This country girl is a true performer and gets into character for each song that she sings.  Best concert songs: "The Greatest Man I Never Knew" - if you didn't know the back story, this song is about her father.  She held everyone in the palm of her hand as she sat on a stool and sang...many a tear was shed, I guarantee it.  "Does He Love You?" -Duet with LeeAnn Womack.  Live was even better than the recorded version because of how much power Reba put behind every word.  "Fancy" - What's not to love about this song? This was her encore and she was driven to the stage in a taxi cab like in the music video, where she emerged from the door in her red dancing dress and took stage.

2.) Bob Seger (Louisville, KY)  -(See my concert review at the bottom). Top Songs: "Turn the Page" - That lone saxophone playing was enough to send chills down your back as Seger tells of life on the road.  "Against the Wind" - could you not love Bob Seger singing it live? "Night Moves" - The music goes down to Bob's lines "Woke last night to the sound of thunder, how far off I sat and wondered..."  The crowd singing in unison to Seger was absolutely amazing.


3.) Loretta Lynn (Louisville, KY) - With temperatures in the mid-nineties and the heat index even higher, the Coal Miner's Daughter performed her heart at at the Hullabalou Festival.  She allowed fans to shout out what they wanted to hear and told stories to them about the songs which allowed for a very personal feel.  If a fan would yell their admiration she'd reply back in her eastern Kentucky twang, "I love you too, honey." Top songs: "Fist City" - She's got just as much spunk singing this song of whippin' an old gal for messing with her man as she did when it was recorded in 1968. "You're Looking at Country" - words never rang more true.  "Coal Miner's Daughter" - Does this even need an explanation? :)

4.) Billy Joel and Elton John (Cleveland/Cincinnati, Ohio) - Two superpowers taking the stage for three hours of pure joy.  Sir Elton and the Piano Man put on a heckuva show and sold out to whole-house audiences.  One of them alone would have been a treat but to have them both in front of you was insane. Best songs: "Piano Man" - they shut off the music and quit singing a whole verse to let the fans sing. To hear everyone knowing the words and to think of how many times they've sang along is always a highlight for me at any show. "Bennie and the Jets" - B-b-b-Bennie and the Jets...try getting that one out of your head.  "Only the Good Die Young" - It makes me dance a little, what can I say?

5.) The Spice Girls (Chicago, Illinois). Random, right? This concert was a blast.  It had nothing at all to do with singing ability or how good the songs were...because let's face it, the Spice Girls are lacking a little in both departments.  But this did have everything to do with being nostalgic, jumping around like little kids, and singing at the top of our lungs.  :) Top Songs: "Stop" - knew all the dance moves and totally impressed the kids in front of us. "Lady is a Vamp" - It's just plain fun to sing.

Runners up: Alison Krauss, Ben Folds, and Celine Dion.

Here is a concert review I found that I had written for the school paper while I was in high school:

He’s the man who caused Tom Cruise to dance in “Risky Business” and the one who gave Forrest Gump music to run by.  He’s a multi-platinum album seller and has sold nearly fifty million records worldwide.  He’s the ‘ramblin’ gamblin’ man himself: Bob Seger.

Louisville, Kentucky 2006

After being in retirement for ten years to spend time with his children and not releasing any new material, Seger is back and better than ever.  After his new CD “Face the Promise”, which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard chart, hit the shelves in September, fans knew a tour was long past overdue.  The excitement spread like wildfire when the Hall of Famer announced tour dates and cities and when tickets went on sale people scrambled to buy them.  One concert in Seger’s home state of Michigan sold out within four short minutes, another sold out in seven.  Yes, one could definitely tell that the tour and CD were going to be smash hits, something Bob Seger is quite familiar with.
The three concerts taking place closest to Austin? Indianapolis. Cincinnati. Louisville.  When Bob rocked Freedom Hall he proved to fans that at sixty-one, he hadn’t lost his touch.  When the saxophone sounded, the crowd went wild as Seger wowed them with “Turn the Page” and then brought the house down with “Old Time Rock and Roll”.  Lighters and cell phones illuminated the arena when “We’ve Got Tonight” was played and excitement was in the air as young and old alike sang with Seger in overpowering unison.  The echoes  of the amplifiers rang in everyone’s heads at the end of the night as well as a replay of Seger’s spectacular performance.
“He was amazing,” concert attendee Charlie Fraley commented, “I was afraid that he would come out and do all his new stuff but he mixed the hits in with it. I especially loved when he sang “C’est la Vie.”
Plans to film some of the performances to make a DVD and live CD are underway.  “Face the Promise” as well as his older hits can be found in stores near you.
<3 Kellie