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This Past Weekend in OH & KY
Mon., Jun. 23. 2008 3:15am EDT

If you made a list of the Top-Five locales we've played in, you'd have to include our concerts this past weekend in Ohio and Kentucky. Here's why:

Friday's concert in Cincinnati OH was at the home church of Carl Dobkins Jr., whose single "My Heart is an Open Book" was a Top-Five hit (#3) in 1959. As a matter of fact, Carl's baby sister, Gaylene, helped promote the concert. Although Carl wasn't in attendance, his mother, Helen, stopped in to say hello. In August 2004 in Cincinnati, we also met the wife of Dennis Yost, lead singer for the Classics IV, who scored Top-Five hits in the late 1960's with the songs "Traces" (#2), "Spooky" (#3), and "Stormy" (#5).

Saturday's concert in Hickory KY, was a couple miles from Mayfield, the hometown of ApologetiX lead singer J. Jackson's wife, Lisa. Although she's never had a top-five hit, Lisa is a Kentucky woman. Of course, the song "Kentucky Woman" was a Top 40 hit for both Neil Diamond and Deep Purple, but it only hit #22 and #38, respectively. However, those two acts did combine for 10 Top-Five hits: "Sweet Caroline" (#4), "Cracklin' Rosie" (#1), "I Am ... I Said" (#4), "Song Sung Blue" (#1), "Longfellow Serenade" (#5), "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" (#1), "Love on the Rocks" (#2), and "Heartlight" (#5) for Neil; and "Hush" (#4) and "Smoke on the Water" (#4) for Deep Purple.

I finally got to see you guys last night at Hickory KY. Had an awesome time! I really needed that; my Mother has cancer and I have been a caretaker for her, and I needed a night off to refuel. You guys were just the ticket! We bought a CD and DVD and love it. Thank you for giving of you time and life to serve our Lord and Savior. I just want you to know I really appreciated the talks between songs. We have been to many concerts and you really bring the Word with your music. May God continue to bless you guys and your families!

Tami Wollard
Goreville IL
Special thanks to:

Our concert coordinators: Heather Bakkar and Gaylene Dobkins (Cincinnati); and Barry Wood (Hickory).

Our merchandise coordinators: Marbeth, Heather, Kyle, Vince, Jamie, Kthy, Gaylene, Mary, Courtney, and Nar (Cincinnati); and Beth, Lindsay, Leighanne, Jami, and Stephanie (Hickory).

Our bus driver: Alan Strobel -- the best thing to come out of Akron OH since LeBron James -- who has now driven for us on three separate occasions, in addition to promoting two concerts at his church. He even climbed up on the roof of the bus and fixed one our air-conditioning units.

Our sound and light crew: Bob Flaherty, who served as ApologetiX drummer from 1995-98 and ApologetiX soundman/roadie from 2003-04, and Nate "Tract Pack" Jones, who has now been to 28 concerts in 10 states.

Our opening act: Christian magician Phil Dalton (Cincinnati).

Honorable mention to: Audra Knatcal, who drove from Missouri to the Hickory show, her 52nd show in 10 states, and Ruth Hanawalt and Heather Delaney, who drove from Indiana to Hickory and have each now seen us 30 times in eight states/provinces.