Susan A. recently wrote me and shared with me her experience with attending a Mark Schultz concert. She does such a great job, I’ll just share her story below:
AsÂ a matter of fact, I have been to 3 concerts within the lastÂ year……and I will be flying over 1000 miles to go to the 4th one at the end of this month.Â Â My husband has gone to 2 of the 3 with me and my youngest son (23 years old) went to the third one.Â My dad lives less than 100 miles from the concert site so myÂ son and I are going to fly up to see family for the weekend and will take in the concert as a bonus!Â We LOVE Mark, he is so down to earth.ÂI have been to many concerts (dating back to the 70’s)…from the firstÂ when I was in high school (our choir classes went to see Blood, Sweat & Tears @ Seton Hall University), toÂ the Beach Boys,Â Johnny Cash (twice—-2nd time weÂ were allowed to go backstage….I haveÂ a photo taken with him, my husband and 3 oldest kids), Alabama,Â the Oak Ridge Boys,Â the MonkeesÂ (afterÂ Mike Nesmith, went to a PadresÂ game in 1986 knowing that they would perform afterward) and at Disney World on New Years Eve (12/31/92) heard a revival type concert at Disney World with Mitch Ryder, Gary Puckett and others…Then in 2004, I gotÂ hooked on Contemporary Christian Artists thanks to the local radio station of that genre.Â Â Since you mentioned hearing Letters from War, I will start there….The first time I heard LFW one of my sons was serving in Iraq and I cried every time I heard the song.Â Â When I heard that the radio station was the sponsor for a concert (only way you could go was to win tickets) I was on a quest to go to his concert.Â Â I won tickets and we could have listened to him tell stories all night without being disappointed (even if he never played the piano, keyboard or guitar and YES, even if he didn’t sing a song).Â Mark is GREAT…..If you can’t get to a concert yet, get hisÂ (CD/DVD set) Night of Stories & Songs and watch the DVD!!!Â You will get a pretty good idea of what a concert would be like!Â Â TheÂ extra stories, etc.Â on the DVD are well worth watching, too!Â If you don’t want to see Mark every chance you get after seeing the dvd, well……I don’t know what to say!Â
I’d love to hear your review of any other artists you’ve seen. Just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and share your experience with our readers.