Concert Review: Legacy Five with Matt Fouch (Baxter, MN)
The lobby of Heritage Assembly of God was filled with people and questions. “Where’d the old bass singer go?” “Who’s the new guy?” “What does he sound like?” Speculations hovered around Legacy Five’s product table as devoted fans milled about on the evening of September 21st, 2012, anxiously waiting for the doors to open. Everyone was saddened by the departure of Glenn Dustin, but filled with excited anticipation about his replacement. “Shh, here he is now,” said friends to each other as Matt Fouch, Legacy Five’s new bass singer, appeared in the lobby and began to strike up conversations with the concert-goers.
By the time the concert was over, Matt Fouch had won the die-hard Minnesota fans over.
With his casual, friendly manners and warm bass voice, Matt adds an unique aspect to Legacy Five. His voice at times resembles Glenn Dustin’s, though his tonality is smoother and fuller. For being only his seventh or eighth concert with Legacy Five, he fit right in with the group!
The other members of Legacy Five were in true form: Scott Fowler sharing his passion about political “incorrectness”, Gus Gaches masterfully handling his smooth tenor licks, and Scott Howard…well, let’s just say, he was just Scott Howard! Trey Ivey also continues to impress us with his piano prowess, and even surprised us when he carried the lead on a verse!
Each time we see Legacy Five, we are reminded once again why the polished quartet has made such an impact on Southern Gospel music. Their cohesive blend, spontaneous humor, uplifting songs, and the way they share the Gospel of Jesus Christ on stage and off has made them a fixture in this genre.
Pictorial Concert Review
Photos by Taylor and Jayme Garms; captions by Taylor, Leesha, Sam, Jayme, and Caleb Garms.
Song List and Comments
A Wonderful Life
God Cares for Me
I’m Still Amazed
I’ve Been Changed (first feature of Matt Fouch)
Had It Not Been (featuring Scott Howard; he carried the simple arrangement of this powerful song with heartfelt emotion.)
I Found Grace (Gus took his verse into the clouds!)
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms (Trey Ivey piano solo, with plenty of crazy humor intermingled, as usual; standing ovation)
Life Will Be Sweeter (this was one song Matt was still learning, but they all pulled it off well; encore of Trey’s piano solo)
Getting Ready Today (Trey was reluctant to carry the second verse, but did a great job on this catchy tune.)
Truth is Marching On (such a majestic song which garnered a standing ovation)
Product Pitch/Intermission (This was Sam’s favorite part of the whole concert – don’t ask us why!)
I’ve Got a Newborn Feeling
Strike Up the Band (This happy song is always a favorite with the Baxter crowd.)
For What Earthly Reason (Legacy Five sang it by request, and what a moving effect it had on the audience; it too also had a standing ovation)
There’s Something About That Name
The Patty and Hanna Story
Ask Me Why (with an a capella reprise)
Living in the Palace (Jayme’s favorite)
Boundless Love (with Caleb; standing ovation and reprise)
Champion of Love (again, a prolonged standing ovation)