Done too soon
There was obviously a lot of love in the room. The band is extremely talented - gotta love the dueling guitars during the "rock opera" segment - and some of us feel we have come to know the congenial, fun-loving guys because of their clever YouTube skits. But it was clear that Crowder was the one that everyone wanted to see (despite his signature stand-on-end hair being stifled under a ball cap).
Ten of his final shows already have sold out. I am driving all the way to Cincinnati to see the actual "7 Tour," with the likewise talented Gungor, John Mark McMillan & Chris August. One of his fans quoted in my video (below) suspects a solo album may be on the horizon. I certainly hope so. If not, I will always remember the passion for God, joy and spiritual intimacy expressed in his music and lyrics, in a way I've never heard elsewhere.
-- Betsy Scott, BScott@News-Herald.com