Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Primitive Music

We have been listening to and loving the Primitive Quartet for more than thirty years now.  They are a group from Candler, North Carolina, that plays and sings the gospel just like it has been done for years in the mountains.  They have a Christmas singing in early December every year in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and these photos are from the 2011 singing.

These photos aren't the best, since I was way back in the crowd.

And what a crowd it was!  There were people there from many, many states.  We saw lots of old friends, and met lots of new ones.

Every time these men get up to sing, they acknowledge that whatever talents they have, it is all God-given and they will use the time they have to worship and honor Him with those gifts.  Because of that, I have never seen them.....

         spend their time on stage talking about football or politics...
         come on stage trying to look like a rock band...
         set their music at such a painful volume that the lyrics are lost. . .
         talk about awards they have received (and they have gotten plenty!)


I'm convinced that they are using their gifts to glorify Jesus, our Savior.

If they are within fifty miles of here, or sixty, or a hundred, sometimes, we go to the concert.  It is worth every mile.

What a blessing, what an honor it has been to know them!

 By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.  John 13:35