Southern Gospel Perspective

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11/29/2006

Ishee Out

According to Chuck Peters, Bryan Elliott (of The Anchormen) will be joining Palmetto State Quartet as their new pianist. Since two pianists for one group doesn't make sense, that means Andrew Ishee is leaving PSQ. I'm sure that announcement won't be long in coming now that the cats out.

Ishee is one of those pianists that in the beginning (Kingsmen days) I thought would go on to become a great one. While he is immensely talented, he just never seemed to develop into that "big-time" SG figure. I think his PSQ gamble (that he and the other very talented PSQ'ers could move them to the very top in SG) that never played out is the main reason. Whatever the reason, unless and until he comes back, he will be remembered for his charisma and energy for sure.

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Anonymous Daniel J. Mount said...

The 2004 PSQ had the makings of a supergroup (John Rulapaugh, Kerry Beatty, Tony Peace, Tex McCune, Andrew Ishee). They could have become one had they stuck together. But now everyone except Beatty has left, in less than two years' time.

5:08 AM  
Blogger Southern Gospel Perspective said...

I agree. I think they needed some stability over a little longer period and they could have really made a name for themselves. John, Aaron and Tony are stars for sure.

3:04 PM  

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