Monday, March 24, 2008

freeWAY Debut CD Released

The debut CD of freeWAY was released this past Tuesday. We are all quite pleased with the final results. The quartet has seven events/services booked for next month. Unfortunately, their website is not ready. The domain has been secured, but the design is not complete. Hopefully, they will have the site up and running soon where you will be able to hear clips and place orders. Most of the CD is original material and features blues, jazz, big ballads, and traditional quartet music. The following link, Singsation Sunday, is to the website of Apostolic Tabernacle in Merced, California, archived media. This was a concert in September 2007. Once the video begins, you can forward about 35 minutes to see and hear freeWAY sing three songs. After this video was made, Ken Fitzpatrick started vocal coaching the boys and they are actually better than what you see and hear on this video. In one song on their CD, they span four octaves! I am so proud of these boys not only for their vocal abilities, but also for their strong love of God and their desire to minister.

20 comments:

  1. Can't wait to get a copy! I think it is great to have our young people "study to show themselves approved" in all ares of ministry! May God continue to bless their ministry!

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  2. Oh My! Is it really 1O:22am? I clicked on over an hour and a half ago and was listening to the Singsation Sunday and got so wrapped up in it I lost track of time. Nothing like such powerful annointed singing. Enjoyed the Choir, Hands of Praise, Way Quartet (freeWAY), Sis Grandquist (spelling), and You Sis. Allard, and all the rest. What a way to start my day. I have truly been blessed! :)

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  3. Congrats to them for the release of their new CD! Wish I could have been at YC this year!!

    -Jen

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  4. Hi Jana, I listened to quite a bit of the service. I know why support these young men. But I was convinced as you sang, "I need Your love." Thanks for sharing this link to a great song service. Love, Helen

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  5. Kevin - we have so many great young people in our churches. The church of tomorrow will be just fine.

    Jolene - the entire concert in Merced was great. It was fun to be part.

    Jennifer - YC was over-the-top! Wish you could have been there.

    Helen - I will take your comment as a compliment. When I sing, I want to convince the audience of the message of the song. If I can't sing with conviction and deep feeling, I don't want to sing. My heart's desire is to sing til I die (and I hope that is a long time), but I am always excited when young people willingly give their talents to God. That is why I am so proud of Bryce's quartet.

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  6. Jana, Glad to see you understood my comment. I loved your song.

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  7. Oh, and I didn't mean to compare you with the quartet. You complemented each other. They're kids, and you are built just like me. LOL Love, Helen

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  8. Helen - thank you.
    P.S. It seems you're a night owl like me, too. :~) We probably have more in common than we realize. LOL

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  9. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been waiting for this CD!!!!!! Can't wait to get a copy of it.

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  10. Wow..they are soo awesome! I can't wait to buy their cd! :)

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  11. Yvonne - their website should be up and running in about a month. (cros my fingers and hope)

    Abigail - I can't believe you didn't get one at YC!?!?!? Are you going to be able to go to any of the music conference in Stockton Apr. 9-11? freeWAY will be singing there and have their CD's for sale.

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  12. okay..so I was only like 51 odd minutes into the video..I didn't know you sang either. So I wanted to say you did a really awesome job as well..lol Sorry about that.

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  13. Abigail - Awwwww......you're sweet. I'm going jump up and down when you belt it out like that. LOL

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  14. Hi Jana, I am not a night owl by birth, but my husband and two sons are. My husband works until dawn now on the program he and his partner are writing. So I stay up late, so as not to be a person living in the same house in a different time zone. LOL

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  15. I couldn't get the link to work!
    =( Maybe it's just my computer...

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  16. lol well first of all, I doubt I'll ever belt it out like that, and second, yes I think me and my mom and sister are going to music conference, or at least we hope to. So if we do, I'm definitly buying one. What night are they singing?..or are they?

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  17. Helen - LOL your house sounds like mine. Brian is not a night owl, but he stays up with me. LOL

    Jennifer - try again. I know several others have been able to access it. If it still doesn't work, you can go to upcmerced.com and look up their archived media. It is the "Sunday Singsation" in September.

    Abigail - yes, freeWAY is singing Thursday night at the music conference in Stockton and at an open air concert Friday afternoon. Hope to see you there!

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  18. Congratulations to those tremendous young men. Can't wait to hear the cd.

    Shirley Buxton
    www.shirleybuxton.wordpress.com

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  19. Shirley - they are "tremendous."

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  20. Congratulations freeWAY! May God bless you in all you do!

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