LOWESVILLE––Knoxville-based Eternal Vision will perform in concert, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m.
The Vineyard Church of Lowesville is the place to be that Saturday evening, according to noted gospel singer and concert co-ordinator Carroll Cooke. And although the concert is free, as he recently noted, a free-will offering will be taken up.
Eternal Vision features bass singer Andrew Utech, newest member Warren Beeler and the father-son team of Mike and Shannon Shelby.
The Shelbys are the nucleus of the group. The son of a Tennessee pastor, Mike Shelby, 63, is the founder and manager of Eternal Vision. He has been singing Southern gospel music since he was in his early teens. He played lead guitar in several groups before forming Eternal Vision in 1989. Shelby plays the guitar and piano, as well as singing lead and baritone. He and wife Leslie live in Knoxville.
Shannon Shelby is a young man whose musical abilities are amazing. He is an accomplished drummer, guitarist, bassist and pianist. His vocal talents match his instrumental accomplishments. His youthful enthusiasm makes him an instant favorite with young and old alike. He is bringing a new audience to Southern gospel music. In addition to his other talents, the younger Shelby is also a songwriter and the musical arranger for the group. He started his own publishing company in 2010, and he publishes much of the music that Eternal Vision records. He and wife Kayla also reside in Knoxville, along with their daughters: Annabelle, Scarlett and Julianna.
The Vineyard Church is located at 1062 NC-16 South in Lowesville, just down the road from Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church.
Cooke reminds the public that the Vineyard features Southern, bluegrass and/or acoustic gospel concerts every Saturday evening.