GIFT Picnic with The Burchfield Family & Friends - June 4

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Tuesday, June 4th at noon

Azalea Park Shelter

next to

Creative Workshop Recording Studio

2804 Azalea Place, Nashville, TN 37204

Lunch at 12:00 PM – Music at 1:00 PM

Please bring a friend and a favorite dish, drink or dessert.

Kids especially are invited to this family friendly event!

The Burchfield Family & Friends will entertain us with their blend of bluegrass and gospel music. The lineup consists of ace session string player Wanda Vick Burchfield, her husband Mark Burchfield, Jake Workman who plays with Ricky Scaggs, Matt Combs (Nashville TV Show, Grand Ole Opry) and Victoria Burchfield.

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Music is a gift from the Lord

"...singing with thankfulness in your heart"

~ Colossians 3:16

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First Tuesday with guest Dallas Frazier

Tuesday, May 7th
Creative Workshop Recording Studio
2804 Azalea Place, Nashville, TN 37204

Potluck style lunch at noon
Dallas Frazier at 1 PM

Please bring a friend and a favorite dish, drink or dessert.

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We're thrilled to have legendary songwriter and longtime GIFT member Dallas Frazier as our guest this month. Dallas was born in Spiro, Oklahoma, and raised in the Bakersfield, California area. Dallas started to write songs. At age fourteen, he signed with Capitol Records and had his first hit with the song “Alley Oop”, which the Hollywood Argyles later took to the #1 spot on the Billboard chart.

In 1963, Dallas and his wife Sharon moved to Tennessee and he soon got established as a songwriter. Over the years, Dallas has written hundreds of songs and has left an indelible mark on the music industry. “Elvira”, “There Goes My Everything”, “If My Heart Had Windows”, “Mohair Sam”, “All I Have To Offer You Is Me” and “The Son Of Hickory Hollers Tramp” are just a few of the successful songs contained in his catalogue. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1976. The documentary Elvira: The true Story of Dallas Frazier premiered in March of 2019.

On the spiritual side, Dallas is a non-denominational Christian minister. For the most part, he was retired from the music business from 1976 to 2006. Much of that time was spent in Christian ministry. From 1999 to 2006 he was the pastor of Grace Community Fellowship, a non-denominational church near White House, Tennessee.

WSMV TV will be filming our meeting for a faith special Tom Randles is producing, so look your best for television! :-)

Don't miss this special meeting!
 

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Mark your calendar:
Tuesday, June 4: Annual GIFT Picnic at Azalea Park with music by
Wanda Vick with Family & Friends playing Bluegrass and Gospel music!

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"I tell you the truth, whoever believes in me has everlasting life."
~ John 6:47

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As always we thank each and everyone of you for your continued support of GIFT, an organization that helps others including our musical friends in need.

First Tuesday with guest Tom Randles

Tuesday, April 2nd
Creative Workshop Recording Studio
2804 Azalea Place, Nashville, TN 37204

Potluck style lunch at noon
Tom Randles at 1 PM

Please bring a friend and a favorite dish, drink or dessert.
 

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News 4's Tom Randles is a four-time Edward R. Murrow Award-winning anchor. He recently won three of television industry's highest honors. Tom has also received numerous Emmy nominations and awards since joining the WSMV news staff in 2006.
 
Tom is a 30-year veteran broadcaster. His broadcasting career began at WETL-Radio while he was a sophomore in high school in his hometown of South Bend, Indiana. In 1980, two days after graduating from Ball State University with a B.S. degree in Radio and Television, he began working at WNDU-TV in South Bend.
 
In 2013, multi-instrumentalist Tom released Destination Music City, the fourth contemporary jazz CD of his music career. He is currently at work on his fifth album.
 
His hobbies include reading, traveling, photography, writing, fitness training and motorcycles. Tom is also actively involved in various community projects and charities.

In addition to hearing Tom speak, each attendee will receive a CD copy of his latest instrumental album Destination Music City. Tom will autograph the CDs after the meeting.

Don't miss this special meeting!



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"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us
our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

~ John 1:9

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As always we thank each and everyone of you for your continued support of GIFT, an organization that helps others including our musical friends in need.

First Tuesday with guest Gordon Mote

Tuesday, March 5th
Creative Workshop Recording Studio
2804 Azalea Place, Nashville, TN 37204

Potluck style lunch at noon
Gordon Mote at 1 PM

Please bring a friend and a favorite dish, drink or dessert.

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Multitalented artist and musician Gordon Mote will be our guest speaker/performer at our first meeting of 2019 on March 5th. A special thanks to Ron Iserman for making this happen.
 
Blind since birth, Gordon Mote’s faith provides the foundation for his life and constantly fuels his creative spirit. When he was just three, Gordon surprised his family on Thanksgiving by sitting down at the piano and miraculously playing “Jesus Loves Me”. Still kids, Gordon and his brother later traveled and sang in churches of all sizes and denominations.
 
As a young man, Gordon became one of the first blind students in the country to be mainstreamed into the public school system and later received a full scholarship to Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. He later transferred to Nashville’s Belmont University. Two days after graduation, Lee Greenwood asked Gordon to join his band. Since then, he’s toured with Trisha Yearwood, Tanya Tucker, Porter Wagoner, the Gaither Vocal Band, and the long-running Gaither Homecoming Tour. 
 
As a studio musician, Mote’s big break came when Country Music Hall of Fame keyboardist Pig Robbins was unable to make an Alan Jackson session and recommended that Gordon fill in. Since then, he has played for Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Bob Seger, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Lionel Richie and many others.
 
Gordon has also recorded a string of critically acclaimed solo albums including the Dove Award-nominated If You Could Hear What I See (2004).

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"Sing to the Lord, praise his name;
proclaim his salvation day after day."

~ Psalm 96:2

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As always we thank each and everyone of you for your continued support of GIFT, an organization that helps others including our musical friends in need.

First Tuesday with guest Conrad Fisher

Tuesday, November 6th

Creative Workshop Recording Studio

2804 Azalea Place, Nashville, TN 37204

Potluck style lunch at noon

Guest speaker at 1 PM

Please bring a friend and a favorite dish, drink or dessert.

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Dickey Lee, one of GIFT’s founders and friend to so many of you, first brought our attention to the talented young man, Conrad Fisher who will be our guest this month. Dickey does a great job of befriending and encouraging new talents like Conrad and he will introduce him Tuesday. We look forward to seeing you then!

An energetic old soul who writes and plays music steeped in Americana roots, Conrad Fisher, 24, hails from Eastern Pennsylvania. Raised Mennonite, he grew up listening to Appalachian folk music played by his family on homemade instruments. Soon he was playing guitar and writing songs of his own influenced by the music of John Prine, Bob Mcdill, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and Jason Isbell. Fisher joined a local band when he was 17 and became the group's leader and manager 3 years later. He continued to perform throughout the Northeast and Canada. In January 2018 he moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a career in songwriting. He works for an undertaker at night to support his music habit during the day.

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"For by grace are you saved through faith and that not of yourselves.

It is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast."

~ Ephesians 2: 8-9

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As always we thank each and everyone of you for your continued support of GIFT, an organization that helps others including our musical friends in need.

First Tuesday with guest Buddy Greene

Tuesday, October 2nd
Creative Workshop Recording Studio
2804 Azalea Place, Nashville, TN 37204

Potluck style lunch at noon
Guest speaker at 1 PM

Please bring a friend and a favorite dish, drink or dessert.

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Born and raised in Macon, Georgia, Buddy Greene has been performing for audiences since the tender age of ten, but his first big break came when, as a young man, he landed a position in country superstar Jerry Reed’s band. By 1984, Buddy and wife Vicki had moved to Nashville where he was able to more fully develop as a musician, entertainer, and songwriter.

In 1986, Buddy released his first solo recording, a self-titled debut of original gospel music and he began touring the country as a featured performer with gospel greats Bill and Gloria Gaither. Over the last 30+ years, Buddy has performed across America, made numerous trips abroad, and released twenty recording projects.

Buddy’s latest project, Looking Back, provides a strong summary statement of Buddy’s journey as a Christian, songwriter, instrumentalist, and skillful interpreter of songs.

Many of you have seen the video of Buddy in Carnegie Hall performing his standing ovation inducing classical music performance as well as his many appearances on Gaither's Homecoming. Join us as we are blessed by this great man's talents and testimony.

Attendees will receive a copy of Looking Back on CD.


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"Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song,
and his praise and congregation of saints"

~ Psalm 149:1

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As always we thank each and everyone of you for your continued support of GIFT, an organization that helps others including our musical friends in need.