WTRH Presents – Gospel Music Fest

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Featured Artist David East

On November 30, 2013, The Women’s Triangle Recovery House will host a Gospel Music Fest at Living Waters Church, 95 Dulin Street, Madisonville, Kentucky.  The free event will be held from 5pm to 8pm and there will be  refreshments furnished (chili, hot dogs, chips, and drinks).

The event will feature Madisonville Mayor Jackson and Friends including Rachel Smith and M.C. Chris Barns.  Also appearing will be award-winning singer, song writer, evangelist, and teacher, David. W. East.  David developed his love for music at the age of 8 years old, singing in his home church and at school functions. This love for music led him to first learn to play the guitar, taking weekly lessons for a year and eventually increasing his ability through self-instruction and study. Early in his life, David exhibited a strong ear for music, excelling in both instrumental and vocal performance.

David has learned to play a total of 13 instruments, but he’s best known for is his piano and keyboard work. Always a fan favorite, once the big man gets behind the piano you know that you’re in for a wealth of good music and entertainment. His playing is a mixture of several different styles presented with his own flair. When you listen you can hear the influences of Jimmy Swaggart, Jerry Lee Lewis, Floyd Cramer, Bruce Hornsby, Billy Joel, Hargus “Pig” Robbins, and others.

In addition to being a part of the popular groups the Original Gospel Sounds and Hearts Afire!, David is embarking upon a solo career to further fulfill the call God has placed on David’s life.

David has received the following awards:

2013 Nominated for New Artist of the Year, Artist Music Guild

2013 Nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year, Artist Music Guild

2013 Nominated for Instrumentalist of the Year, Artist Music Guild

2013 CGMA Eastern Division Vocal Group of the Year (with Hearts Afire!)

2012/2011 CGMA Eastern Division Favorite Artist of the Year

2012/2011 CGMA Eastern Division Songwriter of the Year

2013/2012/2011 CGMA Eastern Division Manager of the Year

2013/2012/2011 CGMA Eastern Division Band of the Year (with Hearts Afire!)

2013/2012 CGMA Eastern Division Comedian of the Year

2013/2012 CGMA Eastern Division Promoter of the Year

2011 CGMA Eastern Division Instrumentalist of the Year

2011 CGMA Eastern Division Producer of the Year

2012 CGMA International Favorite Artist of the Year

2012 CGMA International Promoter of the Year

2012 CGMA International Band of the Year (with Hearts Afire!)

2011 CGMA International Songwriter of the Year

2011 CGMA International Band of the Year (with Hearts Afire!)

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