Ed Blaine called Tesco Productions recently through a referral of Joe Laughlin who finished his CD here (“Are You Ready?”) three and a half years ago. Ed had been working on a song that put the Ten Commandments to song – something we realized we’ve never or rarely heard before. Ed and his wife came to Tesco Productions a couple of weeks back and we auditioned an iphone recording of “I Command”, made some recommended changes and scheduled everyone to come in to record the studio version. Both Ed & Joe recorded vocal versions of the song that reminds us of the basic tenets God laid out for relating to Him and each other. Jesus summarized these by saying we are to “Love the Lord with all our being and our neighbor as ourself”. Thankfully through Him we can find grace for missing the mark by miles. Ed’s rendition of the commandments is laid out so it can be sung by a church congregation, used in some other public setting or sung individually. Thank you for placing this message in front of us.
The Kopsa family was back by popular demand to open for the monthly show/jam of the Great Plains Bluegrass & Old Time Music Association. Their performance was again well received and made introduction to the newest member who’s adding banjo and some vocals. Time’s moving on for the family and with college on the horizons and more demands on everyone’s time, this could be a unique event for the Kopsas. Their first CD, “Lord lead me on”, was recorded late 2013 at Tesco Productions and received high reviews from its listeners. Copies are still available and I’ll put you in touch with them if you’d like to have one.
Their presentation was followed by an hour plus of Bob Black and Banjoy. This five piece group was also greatly enjoyed as they sang and played songs by a number of artists. The GPBOTMA holds their monthly event at the first American Legion organized in the United States, located at 78th & Davenport in Omaha. The summer will be a reprieve from the monthly meetings due to summer festivals and other activities that keep folks busy during this time. They’ll resume meeting again on the first Sunday in October.