From Pat’s Blog……..
“When I was 13 years old my Dad took me to my first Gospel concert. The Masters V came to Anniston, Alabama and I was hooked. It was at that concert that I knew this was what I wanted to do. Twenty-one years later, it came true,” says Pat Barker, former bass singer of the Mark Trammell Quartet. Born in Oxford, Alabama in 1973 to Roy and Eva Barker, Pat grew up in a family that loved music. He took piano lessons for fourteen years and then vocal lessons through High School and College. With his dad a choir director and mom director of the children’s choir, Pat grew up under the godly influence of his parent’s and life at church. When he was seventeen the church where his Aunt Cathy was choir director and pianist, Plum Springs Baptist, asked him to open up for a new group called Greater Vision. “I knew them from the Cathedrals and was thrilled,” Pat explains, “They sat on the front row and cheered me on the whole time.
Pat Barker is no stranger to gospel music and we are honored to announce to you that he will be emceeing and singing at Southern Gospel Weekend.
About Southern Gospel Weekend:
With its rich history in Southern Gospel music, Oxford, Alabama is the home for one of the most talked about events of 2015. Oxford is already abuzz about this year’s Southern Gospel Weekend. Over 30 great artists will be performing in Oxford from March 10th through the 12th, 2016.
“I have to say, more people in this past year have asked me about Oxford, Alabama and Southern Gospel Weekend, than about any other event I have been a part of. The industry as a whole is excited to see the growth of this event. The community as a whole has also embraced this event,” said Rob Patz, President of Coastal Media. “There’s just a feeling of excitement about these three days of music. Besides the nightly concerts, this year there will be showcases and a special breakfast on Saturday morning that will feature several artists.”
Call today to get your free ticket or VIP Ticket ($25 for all 3 days) and come expecting great things. See you there!” 256-310-7892
For more information on Southern Gospel Weekend, visit their home on the web
Watch this YOU TUBE video of Pat Barker with former members of the Cathedrals Below: