Hello May, Goodbye April!

Hello Friends!
May has speedily come upon us and Jayme says it has come in like a lion, given the storms we experienced in our area the past two days.  Last evening around 2:40 a.m., all of us except Caleb woke to huge crashes of thunder and continuous lightening.  We were racing about to close windows, mopping puddles of water, and watching the intense storm from behind rain-streaked glass.  Then we all went back to bed to rise again in the 5 o’ clock hour to attend a National Day of Prayer breakfast at 6:30 a.m.  🙂
Our concert season has launched fully now!  We had three concerts in April, and the first at Open Range Cowboy Church in Isanti, MN on April 15th.  It was great to start up again at a familiar place with familiar faces!  Pastor Joe and Linda are great to talk with and we appreciate their hearts for the Lord.
Setting up on Saturday before the Sunday service at Cowboy Church.
The most unusual place for Sam to set-up his drums – behind the baptismal tub!
We all agree this is the most unique use for a Great Adventure Gospel Band CD.  🙂

 Next, on Wednesday, April 26th, we traveled to Edina, MN and sang for the Edynamoes!  We had a lot of fun making new friends and having our Grandma Garms in the audience, as well as a couple we’ve met at several concerts.  While the Edynamoes had their meeting, we hung out in a separate room and enjoyed going through a few of our songs in a very impromptu practice session.  🙂  Special thanks to Carol for being so accommodating and kind to us!
Leesha, Jayme, and Caleb watching Ben closely.
Ben.  Don’t ask me why he was so interesting.  🙂
Christ Presbyterian Church; it was actually styled after Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.
After the concert, we rested in the garden for a while, enjoying the beautiful day.
No comment.  🙂
This Sunday we had a fabulous time with the folks up at Barnum United Methodist Church in Barnum, MN. We had never sung in Barnum, though we had often passed it on the way to Moose Lake and Duluth, so we liked seeing a new Minnesota town.  Pastor Gary and the congregation were so fun to spend our morning with and, while I did not take any pictures, I edited some videos from the service for y’all to enjoy:
Out of His Great Love
I’m Feeling Fine
Mountain with His Hand
May you have a wonderful, God-blessed weekend!  We are excited to see the Ball Brothers in concert (Lord-willing) Sunday evening and then are looking forward to our next concert on the 15th at Camp Lebanon, MN.  Hope to see you along the journey soon!
Blessings and Joy in the Journey!
Taylor for TGF 

“Thank You, Lord” CD Review by MN SG Fan

Our blogging friend, Josh, recently reviewed our first CD, “Thank You, Lord” on his blog, Minnesota SG Fan. Click here to read the great review!

Speaking of lutefisk, Josh: we all tried lutefisk for the first time on November 3rd when we sang for a lutefisk feed in Cambridge, MN. It actually wasn’t as bad as we thought, but perhaps it was because we were overly hungry when we finally sat down to eat! (Jayme seemed to enjoy it the most, strangely enough.) 😀
Blessings and Joy in the Journey!
Taylor for TGF
P.S. Y’all can now preorder our latest CD, “The Right Time” by visiting our store!

Recorded at “The Cave”…

We are home from a four day “tour” in Iowa. On Thursday we left for Altoona, Iowa and enjoyed our time there for the Midwest Quartet Convention. Lord-willing, we’ll post more stories and pictures from the awesome weekend.
But here’s something we’ll quickly share: Our friends, the Nuckols, came over to our home studio this summer and recorded a song for a music video. Here is the finished result. Didn’t Ben do a great job with the audio? (And he also played accordion and upright bass, as well!)
Blessings and Joy in the Journey!
TGF

“The Right Time” Coming Soon!

“THE RIGHT TIME”
Great Adventure Gospel Band’s second CD coming soon!
The song list for our upcoming Christmas CD.


Ben – our wonderful engineer has worked tirelessly on the project.

This Saturday and Sunday (10/8 – 10/9) found us busy wrapping up the CD. Ben set about mastering the CD on Sunday afternoon with Leesha lending a listening ear.

Taylor working on the graphic design for “The Right Time” on Sunday afternoon.


And while BLT were working on different aspects of the CD, Dad, Mom, and the LAs all contributed to another project: bulletin necklaces! (But more information on that later.)
Yes, we are in the throes of finishing up our first Christmas CD, and are thrilled to be almost done with it!
We decided on the name The Right Time for our Christmas CD, based off of a song which has received positive feedback during our concerts: “At the Right Time”. The CD will include many traditional Christmas songs, including (not in any particular order)…
  • “At the Right Time”
  • “The First Noel”
  • “Away in a Manger”
  • “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”
  • “Dona Nobis Pacem”
  • “Silent Night”
  • “What Child Is This?”
  • “Go Tell It On the Mountain”
  • “Little Drummer Boy”
  • “Angels We Have Heard on High”
  • and also Sam and Jayme’s cute recitation of “Jesus and Santa Claus”
There are a few minor details to be completed before we send the CD off to the replicators, but Lord-willing, “The Right Time” will be available for purchase this month! We will keep you all posted on specifics.
Merry Christmas! 🙂
Blessings and Joy in the Journey!
The Garms Family