Tomorrow I will be in Grand Rapids seeing Signature Sound in concert for the second time. The first time I saw them was last summer with Tim, so this will be my first look at the new bass singer, Ian Owens. After seeing some clips of Ian around the web, I am very impressed with his voice, and I feel that he is just as good as Tim in his own way (which I really wasn’t expecting, to be honest!) I have a good seat, and I’m very much looking forward to it. There are a lot of songs that I am hoping they will include, but a few “sugar sticks” that I will be watching for are:
“The Old Rugged Cross” from Ian—This has quickly become a signature tune for him, and if you find it on Youtube you will see why.
It will be interesting to see how many Cathedrals features Ian does. I wonder when they’ll turn him loose on “This Old House.” I had hoped to see Tim do it, but I would expect nothing less than excellence from Ian.
“We Shall See Jesus” from Devin—Last time I saw him sing this it was his first time performing it on stage, and he did a great job. I don’t know whether they will play a video with Glen or have him sing it all the way through, but either way it will surely be a highlight of the night.
“Jesus is Holding My Hand” from Doug—They’ve introduced Doug’s new single into their repertoire to promote his upcoming solo release, and I think it’s a great move. Doug always sings this song directly from the heart, as he does anything. Also, I know this is a bit of a long-shot, but I kinda wish he would sing “Forgiven Again…”
And finally, “Oh What a Savior” from Ernie, which believe it or not I have never seen him perform live. The last time I saw the group, he inexplicably left it off the set! I think my chances are good this time though. 😉
I’m bringing a nice camera, so I hope to get some good shots and post a gallery along with a review sometime in the next week or two. And you never know…I just might catch up with someone at the table and bring back a little Q & A. Stay tuned.