Sacred Strings Records presents the 2009 Sacred Strings Showcase. This concert consists of the Steel Guitar Legends of the Church of the Living God. This historic event was professionally recorded live in front of a packed house at the Hilton Hotel Dana Conference Center in Toledo, Ohio. The concert is available on both CD and DVD.
Seven of our steel guitar legends ( Felton W. Williams Jr., Ned W. Mayes, Maurice T. Beard, Calvin Cooke, Ronnie P. Hall, Henry W. White, Clifford Warren) were honored and celebrated for their many years of service preserving this seventy plus year music legacy.
Eight junior legends ( Harold Smith, Fran Grace, Duane Golden, Nicolle Brown, Reggie Covington, Eric Russell, Robert Cook, Del Ray Grace Sr.) also performed and paid homage to the legends that inspired them to continue on in the tradition.
The Amazing Grace "Sacred Strings" Praise Band under the leadership of Del Ray Grace Sr., and his independent record label, Sacred Strings Records, co- sponsored this event known as the "2009 Sacred Strings Showcase." The Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine located in Royal Oak, Michigan came out and did a very impressive story on the 2009 Sacred Strings Showcase and published it in there Oct./ Nov. 2009 edition. The story is entitled "A Sacred Steel Showcase in holy Toledo" and can be found on page 18.
The Sacred Strings Showcase will be an annual event and will feature different African American Sacred Steel Guitar players from around the country that represent the Church of the Living God.