Haskell and JoLee Cooley are among the singers scheduled to appear during the eighth annual Fall Gospel Sings Concert, Nov. 2-3 at Barton Community College’s Fine Arts Auditorium. The public is invited to come to any of the free programs going on from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, and 1-9 p.m. Sunday.
As The Haskell Cooley Family, Haskell and JoJee present a vocal and instrumental gospel music program called, “A Time for Refreshing.” Most of the songs were written by the Wichita couple. Some of their best known songs are, “I’ll Sail Away Home,” “Gonna Shout All Over Heaven,” “Singing Easy” and “Gitty Up Mule.”
Several albums on which Haskell is pianist have been nominated for Grammy awards. The Gospel Music Association and Singing News Fan awards have honored him by nominating him as Best Gospel Musician. In the past he has been painist for the Weatherfolds and the Cathedrals.
JoLee’s bass guitar complements the piano and their singing.
Eight acts are currently scheduled for the two days of southern gospel concerts. The Russell gospel quartet 4-Told will be back again this year.
Singers Duane Fields, Don Krug, Sam Radke and Robert Walters have released “4-Told,” a recording on compact disc, and hope to have their second CD, “Heaven’s Joy,” complete in time for the concert.