The come-as-you-are event is free and open to the public. The meal starts at 5:30 p.m.
“One Goal is an amazing new all-acoustic bluegrass band,” said Will Nichols, producer of the weekly music show, “with an incredible sound usually associated with groups that have performed together for many years.”
Although the band played its first concert — a tent revival, as recently as last July, their roots go much deeper, according to David Anderson Jr., manager and guitarist for the mostly-traditional bluegrass band.
“We’ve known, or known of each other for years while playing the same festivals,” said Anderson. “Aaron Allen, our bass and Dobro player and I grew up together in Morganton, Ga., and we got to know Jamie Mason, from Culverson, N.C., our banjo picker, 10 or 12 years ago at the festivals. Later, we started filling in with Raven Welch, who had her own band.”
Welch, who hails from Copper Hill, sings lead and plays mandolin. Her strong vocals once defined the popular Rachel Welch Band. She, along with Anderson and Mason, have several regularly-viewed YouTube videos under her name. One Goal Gospel Bluegrass is set to release their first recording this Spring.
“Besides the fact that everyone in the band has is an exceptional musician or singer — or both — they are all committed Christians” said Nichols. “And they are serious about spreading the gospel of Christ through music.”
“Without the annointing it's just picking and singing,” said Anderson. “And we’ve been blessed to see a lot of people saved and get right. Numbers don't add up high enough and words can't tell it good enough to describe the blessings of the Lord.”
Also appearing on the Jubilee is singer-songwriter Elmer Bramlett, the multi-talented Danny O’Boyle and The Cowboy Church Band and Chorale. Nichols, known as “The Gospel Gun,” is host and announcer.
The Cowboy Gospel Jubilee is held at the Cleveland Cowboy Church in the Dockery Heights community at 3040 Blythe Road, off Dockery Lane, between Blue Springs and Blackburn Roads. Admission is free and a love offering is taken for the band.
For directions or more information about the Cowboy Gospel Jubilee visit ClevelandCowboy Church.com.