Saturday, January 23, 2010

Darin & Brooke Aldridge Release Concert

For two and a half hours  last night at the sold out Don Gibson Theater in Shelby, NC, Darin and Brooke Aldridge and their band brought a cheering, appreciative crowd to cheers and to their feet as they introduced their new self-titled CD to their home community.  The music itself is the best work they have done, and I've already reviewed it, but the electricity they created practically defies description.  The duo features Brooke's powerful and emotion filled voice combined with Darin's honest and straightforward singing.  As they trade leads, they blend together vocally, sharing the bond created by their marriage and their musical partnership.  Each member of the band communicates the shared commitment to testifying their faith and love of the music as a ministry.  With this new CD they add a range of secular music carefully chosen to avoid any hint of conflict with their basic message while reaching out to a broader, more comprehensive audience.  The addition of young Josh Green to this well-established ensemble completes and complements the sound.  Each member brings a willingness to subordinate self to the whole the band creates.

I'm going to stop babbling and show some pictures.  Be sure to take a look at the candids of people in the audience.  They really help tell the story.  For more information about the CD, read my review.  To purchase it, go here.

The Don Gibson Theater, Shelby, NC


Chris Bryant Showing His Son the Theater

Josh Green Joins the Band on Fiddle


Rev. Dr. Vince Hefner
First Baptist Church of Cherryville

The Darin and Brooke Aldridge Band

Chris Bryant on Guitar



Perry Woodie


Eddie Biggerstaff


Chris Bryant


Gospel Quartet
Darin, Brooke, Josh, Eddie

Perry Woodie


Dr. Bobby Jones




Photographer Mike Lane


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