Last night, we told you a little about Harvest Fest 2015, organized by LOVE 100.3 FM. It was an amazing, nearly seven-hour concert that included Danny Gokey, Mandisa and NewSong – along with the artists listed in this article title, Neal Hartley, Tanner Clark, Calling Glory, Carrollton and Reno. If you missed that article, it’s right here. Yesterday, we told you about Danny, Mandisa and NewSong. Today, we’ll tell you about the other five artists at yesterday’s event.
Neal Hartley opened the show with an acoustic performance. He began by sharing his story; and continued to share his story through his songs. He’s from this area, and had a lot of fans in the audience. The ‘About’ section on his web site let us all know that he is from Kingsport, Tenn., where he serves as youth pastor at West Colonial Hills Baptist Church. He gave us great music, great vocals, and a great start to the show. Neal has a Facebook page, so remember to check it out and “Like” it while you are there. Follow him on Twitter @thenealhartley. You can find his latest album, “Sinners & Sai8nts” on many internet sites, and we know you are going to love it.
Tanner Clark, another Tennessee native, was the second artist to perform. His song, . I hope you will all check out his song, “Do Not Be Afraid” on YouTube. We know you are going to enjoy his music. He has a lot of additional songs on YouTube, and a lot of photos and things you’ll be interested in on his Facebook page. His latest single is ‘’Sunday Morning.” We pretty sure form the minute hear Tanner, you will be a fan, too.
Calling Glory are billed a ‘Christian Rock Band’. That first. Their music is loud, their message quite clear. They love serving God, and you can tell that about this group. Take a minute and watch this video on YouTube. You will find out what we mean. the audience on Saturday loved them, we think you will, too. take a minute and visit their Facebook page, too. They will appreciate a click on that “Like” button, as will all of these artists with a Facebook page.
Carrollton was the next group to take the stage. this group’s’ first radio single was “Let Love Win”. They say it speaks God’s peace into today’s tumultuous world. They are right. I found times during this show when taking notes and taking photos seemed unimportant. I was there to listen to the music. I was there to hear the message each of these artists had to share. And for some reason, I didn’t get a lot of photos when Carrolton was on stage. That happened with several of the artists on Saturday. by this point in the show, there just wasn’t time to take notes and pictures, when thee was so much great music to listen to. Not one group that stepped out on that stage was a disappointment. There was no one who did not thoroughly entertain the audience. Everyone had a great time. this band also has a Facebook page, so please check it out.
The next band to take the stage was Reno. Their show was amazing. It was as much a light show as it was a sound show. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a lot about this group on line. I hope I was just looking in the wrong places, and I hope someone will help me out here. If anyone out there can send me a web site, Facebook, some kind of link to info about Reno, I’d love to have it. I know that big RENO light up behind them while we played was almost hypnotizing. Their music was really good, and I didn’t do my job writing as much as I should have. when I miss taking notes, I have a real problem trying to put my articles together. But, I was intrigued with the music, that the pen seemed to go idle. check them out on ReverbNation. You’re going to like them.
The photos were dark, we apologize for that – but, that sure doesn’t change the face that the show was great. I hope everyone in this area will make plans to come to Harvest Fest 2016 next October. It is something I am going to remember for a long time. If you get to be a part of it next year, I know you will make a memory, too!
We will be back with more soon!