When one thinks of Southern Gospel music, in particular the kind belted out by talented quartets throughout our region, many giants of the genre come to mind. Greats such as The Kingsmen, Gold City, and The Florida Boys continue to wow crowds and minister to many still today as they have for decades. Now devoted listeners of great Southern Gospel need look no further than Mobile, Alabama to get their fill of sweet, yet solid four part harmony, familiar uplifting melodies, and quick-witted "good-ole' boy" humor.
Four gentlemen from the area, Bobby Moseley (baritone), Bennie Green (lead), Danny Slayton (bass), and Randall Jacobs (tenor), known collectively as Crimson City Quartet, have answered the call and picked up the colors to carry on the strong tradition enjoyed by so many. Crimson City as it is now was formed in 2002, and from their very first notes sung together as a group, they have picked up steam and not looked back since. The group has yielded 4 very well received albums, packed out churches and concert venues across Mississippi, Florida, Louisiana and Alabama and show no sign of slowing down.
Their passion for the music as an outward and sincere form of praise has carried them through some of the most trying times and blessed many in moments of triumph. These guys truly live to sing and when you hear them, you will too. The first thing you notice about Crimson City, even before they start warming up the microphones and raising the roof clean off, is how down to earth the members are. It is difficult to comprehend how a group this polished and professional do not reside in Nashville and entertain and minister full-time. This is the appeal many audiences so richly enjoy. You may have never met them, but you know them. It is this quality which brings the group to life for folks and raises their brows in disbelief when the lid comes off and those old time four part harmonies come at you like a freight train tearing off the tracks. They are truly like family over to the house after church or singing uncles on the porch as the sun sets and crickets chirp. They are the genuine article and their years of singing and blessing audiences carry through their voices as they rejoice in song. Their charisma and presence embrace Southern Gospel's deep roots of "lookin' sharp and singin' purty" while radiating an excitement in singing for the Lord that is unparalleled in any other style of music today.
These gifted singers have brought the Gospel to people across the South and left a smile their face and a song in their heart doing it. Whether it is a Crimson City standard like "Gospel Ship" or "Jericho Road" or one of the several selections written for their recordings, you will enjoy Gospel music as it was intended to be. If you love a foot stompin', hand clappin' good time, this group is for you. They will lift you up, make you laugh out loud and make you really glad you came to hear the music. An evening or Sunday singing with Crimson City will leave you uttering the old cliché, "they don't make em' like that anymore."