Tony Jarman joins Down East Boys
Singing News is reporting that after eight years with the Down East Boys, tenor Jason Runnels is leaving to pursue a career in retail management and to become more active in his church’s music ministry. Group manager Ricky Carden indicates that he leaves on good terms: “Jason joined The Down East Boys eight years ago and he’s been faithful to our work. Daryl Paschal, Stuart Cary, and I wish Jason nothing but the absolute best in his new endeavors.”
Tony Jarman will be joining the group in Runnels’ place. He is a quartet veteran who has been a member of Poet Voices, Legacy Five, and the Old Time Gospel Hour Quartet. Carden states: “We’re delighted that Tony Jarman has accepted our invitation to return to full-time Southern Gospel music. . . . He’s excited about being on a quartet bus again, and we’re equally excited to introduce him to our audiences.” Jarman’s first date with the group will be January 13.