Summer Concert Series featuring Eric Dodge & John Houston Choir
A high-voltage, modern country music show combined with several numbers from the John Houston Gospel Choir. An evening of super-charged music and total inspiration.
Eric Dodge's albums are making waves in the country music world! His album Why Not Today became a huge international success and has sold all over the world in over 15 countries and even topped the Amazon.com best selling albums list. Eric has also been featured in Country Weekly magazine, KUTV 2 News at Noon, and Good Things Utah, several times. Eric has released six albums and has performed across the United States and Canada. In 2012 he was accepted into the Country Music association, the (CMA). He's also shared the stage with many of country music's biggest names, some of which include, Julianne Hough, SheDaisy, John Michael Montgomery, Justin Moore, Collin Raye, Chris Ledoux, Diamond Rio, Terri Clark, Travis Tritt, and Carrie Underwood in front of over 50,000 people!
John Houston has become a household name in Southern Utah, and his reputation for being one of the best musicians around is well-deserved. Houston's gospel singing career was cut short by the tragic death of his daughter Mechelle, and he packed his bags and said goodbye to Las Vegas; but the seed was planted. A couple of years later, he woke up with a song in his head - one that he couldn't stop playing. It was the beginnings of his first original gospel song, "Feast Upon the Words," inspired by his mother's relentless encouragement for him to drop the rock music and write a hymn. He swore he could never write church music, but his love for the Lord brought him to his knees and a moving, powerhouse gospel song was born.
Born from his beginnings singing with Gladys Knight, Houston's dream of directing his own gospel choir finally materialized in February of this year, when a group of talented women came together to sing behind him. The "Ladies in Black" include Britta Nielson, Sesha Lundell, Katy Taylor, Amy Leany, Christine Workman, Amanda Hendrickson, Laura LeBaron, Bonnie LaBaron, Lauretta Swansborough, Cathy Jones, Laura Lounsbury, Alice Ericksen and Kourtney Scow, with more to come. Rounding out the ensemble is a trio of all-star musicians with Matt Fitzell on bass, Rich Robbins on guitar and Dutch Workman on drums.