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Boundless Love Quartet

 
Western Kentucky has a long and honorable music tradition, though most of the area's greatest performers had to leave home to find wider acclaim. Those who have stayed home are generally unknown outside the region, but that is not because of any lack of talent. In small-town churches, southern gospel music continues to rock the congregation, complex harmonies and split-second rhythmic shifts serving to accent a message of faith and redemption.
       The Boundless Love Quartet, based in the small town of La Center, is typical of the best the southern gospel style has to offer, a multi-generational group that mixes old-time soul with youthful spirit. Backed in loose country style by an ensemble that includes piano, guitar and harmonica, the quartet runs through old standards and gospel pop songs that recall the trend-setting work of the Blackwood Brothers, the group that once inspired youthful southern soul singers like Elvis Presley.

 
 

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