6/8/2009
The Gospel Sounds "Sounder" Email Newsletter
Issue #11

In This Issue:...

So many things to tell...
Camp Meeting Time Again!
Album Update
Got Your Branson Tickets Yet?
Don't Miss Cornerstone!
Are You a Sounder?
Upcoming Events
So many things to tell...

Hello to all our friends! This is the eleventh "issue" of our email newsletter. If you don't want to receive the monthly newsletter, please click here and put "Unsubscribe" in the subject line.

I can't believe it's been nearly a year since I sent out the last newsletter. My, how fast time goes by! There are so many things to tell that I don't know where to start, so I'll just jump in.

In the last year, the Gospel Sounds have driven nearly 60,000 miles to sing and preach. God has been so good to us, and we've been able to sing in places we could only dream of thirty years ago. We've met so many people and made so many friends, if I tried to name them all here it would completely fill up this newsletter. But I do want to "send a shout out" to Kaylee May, Jenny and Shanna in Shelburn (Shall-Burn), Indiana and Tiffany in West City, Illinois. These ladies are all vying for the title of "Gospel Sounds Number 1 Fan". We also want to give a special "Thank You" to Pastors Jerry Adams (Shall-Burn) and Keith Moore (Carmi, Illinois). These gentlemen, in addition to being two of the finest ministers you will ever meet, are both incredible guys who have done everything they could to promote the Gospel Sounds. To all our Pastor and Church friends, we say, "Thank you", for without all of you we would never be able to do what we do.

As many of you may have heard, in November of 2008 I underwent triple bypass surgery. After all these years, the doctors who told me I needed to slow down and take better care of myself have been proven right. My wife could tell that something was wrong with my health and "encouraged" me (in the way only a wife can do) to go to the doctor. Aren't wives a blessing? Mine sure is! Well, I did go to the doctor, and he scheduled a heart cath procedure, during which he discovered a 50% blockage in one artery, a 40% blockage in another, and a 90% blockage in the third. When they woke me up I was taken to the intensive care unit, where I spent three glorious days getting every kind of test you could imagine. It's a good thing they were giving me I.V. fluids, becuase if I had drank any water I'm sure I would've leaked! The amazing thing to me was that I wasn't scared or anxious throughout the whole ordeal. I just had a peace about it all. I knew that God had made promises to me that had not yet been fulfilled; and I knew that as long as that was the case, He would get me through whatever I had to get through.

On another note, I'm very pleased to say that Paul Rigdon, one of the finest lead guitar players on the planet, has joined the Gospel Sounds full time. He was previously with the Conquerors Quartet, so I've been teasing him by saying that he is now "more than a conqueror". "The Blizzard", Phil Culbertson, is playing bass for us when his church is not having service. This guy is an awesome bass player, singer, drummer, keyboard player, songwriter and all-around nice guy. And he can preach the fire down! When Phil can't be with us, Pastor Keith Moore in Carmi, Illinois loans us his bass player, Monte Smock. From the first time he played with us, Monte fit in very well. The best part is that Paul Rigdon now gets to stay on the lead guitar, which is his first love. Welcome to all the guys, we love having you with us.

We have many events coming up that we are excited about. For a full list of our upcoming events, please see our events page, or set up your free account at Gospel Gigs and get email notices of where we are going to be. Our Gospel Gigs website is: http://www.gospelgigs.com/showpage.asp?groupid=gospelsounds.

There is much more to come. Be sure to watch our website for more updates and information. Until next month, God Bless You!

David East

Camp Meeting Time Again!

We've been invited to participate in the Church of God Southern Indiana Camp Meeting again this year, and we are excited about it. We'll be leading the Praise and Worship as well as performing a couple of our songs. The event will be held at the Shelburn Church of God in Shelburn, Indiana on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, and Thursday, June 11, 2009. Services both nights will start at 7:00 PM. Please note that Shelburn is in the Eastern time zone. It's going to be a great time, so don't miss it!
Album Update

We've run into some delays on finishing the album, partially because of my surgery. But we are planning to get back in the studio to finish up the vocals and get the project mixed. Our plan is to have product in hand by the first week of July, if not sooner. For those of you who have signed up to receive one when they are available, we have your information on file and we haven't forgotten you. Please pray for us that we'll be able to get this project finished and ready to go on schedule.
Got Your Branson Tickets Yet?

It's not too late to get your tickets to the first annual Branson Gospel Music Convention, to be held in Branson, Missouri July 14, 2009 to July 17, 2009. The Gospel Sounds will be at Booth #334 each day, and will be appearing on Wednesday night at 8:30pm. Many of our friends and fans have made arrangements to be there to enjoy this moment with us, and we'd love to see you there, too! For more information, please go to http://www.bransongmc.com
Don't Miss Cornerstone!

We will be appearing at the Cornerstone Assembly of God located at 3900 Kratzville Rd in Evansville, Indiana. The concert is scheduled for Friday, June 12, 2009 at 7:00pm. We're going to have a great time, and refreshments will be served after the concert. It will be a great way to spend a Friday evening... don't miss it!
Are You a Sounder Yet?

"Sounders" are registered members of the Gospel Sounds fan club. Joining our fan club is free and easy. Once you're a member, you can post your own blog and create your own photo albums. Click here to join!
Upcoming Events


View all events

Date Event Name
(click for event details)
Location
Jun 10 2009
7:00 p.m
Indiana Church of God Campmeeting Shelburn Church of God
615 W Mill St
Shelburn, IN 47879
Jun 11 2009
7:00 p.m
Indiana Church of God Campmeeting Shelburn Church of God
615 W Mill St
Shelburn, IN 47879
Jun 12 2009
7:00 p.m
Cornerstone Assembly of God Cornerstone Assembly of God
3900 Kratzville Rd
Evansville, IN 47710
Jun 14 2009
10:30 a.m
Pastor Appreciation Day at
Shelburn Church of God
Shelburn Church of God
615 W Mill St
Shelburn, IN 47879
Jun 28 2009
10:30 a.m
Sunday Morning Service at
Living Faith Church of God
Living Faith Church of God
3777 Nolands Fork Rd
Richmond, IN 47374
Jun 28 2009
6:00 p.m
Sunday Evening Service at
Living Faith Church of God
Living Faith Church of God
3777 Nolands Fork Rd
Richmond, IN 47374
Jul 03 2009
5:00 p.m
July 4th Freedom Celebration Interurban Park
Ingalls, IN 46048
Jul 05 2009
11:00 a.m
Sunday Morning Service at
South Sherman Church of God
South Sherman Church of God
3650 South Sherman Drive
Beech Grove, IN 46107
Jul 14 2009
Booth #334
Branson Gospel Music Convention
Booth #334
Branson Convention Center
200 East Main St
Branson, MO 65616
Jul 15 2009
8:30 pm
Branson Gospel Music Convention
Booth #334
Scheduled to perform at 8:30pm
Branson Convention Center
200 East Main St
Branson, MO 65616
Jul 16 2009
Branson Gospel Music Convention
Booth #334
Branson Convention Center
200 East Main St
Branson, MO 65616
Jul 17 2009
Booth #334
Branson Gospel Music Convention
Booth #334
Branson Convention Center
200 East Main St
Branson, MO 65616
Jul 19 2009
4:00 p.m
Sunday Night Gospel Sing
at the Meade County Fair
County Fairgrounds
Brandenburg, KY 40108
Jul 26 2009
10:30 a.m
Sunday Morning Service at
Lighthouse Assembly of God
1005 Tavern St
New Harmony, IN 47631
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