Hundreds were on hand this past Friday at the Willow Event Center hosted the annual Good Friday gospel sing. The event featured three groups, including the legendary Primitive Quartet. There was also music by The Lore Family and Satisfied.
For the Primitive Quartet, this was one of their final stops in Ohio as their pending retirement from music and the ministry will commence next month. Five decades ago, the quartet was formed as a result of a fish trip when the members sat around the campfire at night and sang – and the realized they had four-part harmony. The ministry has grown and they have travelled hundreds of thousands of miles and sing about 150 events annually. The traditional mountain shape note style singing is accompanied by acoustical instruments including the mandolin banjo, fiddle, guitars and the acoustic bass.
“We really enjoyed having the groups here at the Willow,” said Rhonda Jones. “We appreciate the community coming together to celebrate Easter and spend time with one another.”
Concessions were available and the event had a free admission with a love offering taken.