♫ “People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It’s like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.” ― Michael Jackson
♫ “Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.” ― Maria Augusta von Trapp
♫ “A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
♫ “Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” ― Maya Angelou
♫ “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato
♫ “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.”
― Victor Hugo
My first love in music beginning in the late 1940's was 4 part Southern Gospel Quartet Music. My father Aldon D. Utz was lead singer of what they called the Bow-Tie Quartet along with 3 of my cousins. My mother Alma Louise Utz played piano.
These are some of my present day most favorite Gospel Musicians.
From Southern California, The Newfangled Four is one of the top barbershop quartets in the world, performing all around the country as well as internationally. Formed in the fall of 2012, this foursome quickly bonded through their involvements with the Westminster Chorus and Masters of Harmony, two well-renowned choruses in the Barbershop Harmony Society.