Last Weekend in OH, PA & WV
Wed., Dec. 14. 2011 1:48pm EST
We finished up our 2011 touring schedule last weekend with concerts in Reedsville OH, Butler PA, and Weirton WV. The Butler show was the grand finale for guitarist Tom Milnes, who has now officially retired from the road, although he'll still hold guitarist emeritus status.
The way this year has gone for us with vehicles, you probably won't be surprised to learn that when Keith got in our rental van to drive to our final concert of the year on Sunday, the battery was dead. Thankfully, it was fixable, but fitting nonetheless.
Here are some email excerpts from Friday's promoter:
Sure appreciated you guys coming to our church last Friday. As always, your performance was fabulous and I got many comments on the high quality of your talent, musicianship, light show and also how the look and feel of the show "transformed" our sanctuary into a very cool venue! Here are some email/Facebook excerpts from fans who attended:
People also really appreciated your friendliness in meeting the fans after the show. I hope you will consider a return to Southeast Ohio in the future. Thanks again for including us on the tour! It was simply great.
I was at your concert in Reedsville OH. Just wanted to let you know that you were awesome! My son really loved it. That was his first concert. Special thanks to:
"I had an awesome time at the show in Butler -- a long trip that was well worth it. God has blessed you guys with great talents, and I am glad that I heard you guys because from listening to your music has gotten me closer to God! I hope you guys continue with your ministry and hope that more people come to the Lord :) I can't wait to see you guys sometime in 2012!
Great show (in Butler) guys -- sounded amazing, looked cool and played great!"
Was at the concert tonight in Weirton with two of my kids. Great job as usual! I love what you guys do. Thanks for coming to the "Tri-State Area!""
Our concert coordinators: Doug Stuart (Reedsville OH), Bill Halle (Butler PA), and Millie Gerbo (Weirton WV)
Our merchandise coordinators: Sarah (Reedsville, Butler, and Weirton), Ang and Tiffany (Reedsville), Krista and Dan (Butler), and Erin and Jenn (Weirton).
Our crew: Greg and Chip (Reedsville, Butler, and Weirton), Chris (Reedsville and Butler), Rich (Butler and Weirton), Brandon, Evan, and Dan (Butler).
Honorable mention: Ashleigh Crabtree, who travelled 270 miles from Cumberland MD round trip to see our show in Butler PA.