SAND CREEK festival, inc. PRESENTS
RISING ABOVE THE CREEK – Christian Concert
Sunday, July 11
5:00 Evidence of Journey
Acrosstic is a duo consisting of Halstead residents Boyce Ingrim and Gary Heitz and their ministry at Crossroads Community Church in Halstead, KS.
The Gathering Collaborative
The Gathering Collaborative is a team of worship leaders who serve The Gathering Church in Newton. They seek to provide the Church with unique and meaningful encounters with God. They have been growing with the Gathering since their launch in 2014. They come from diverse musical backgrounds which has equipped them to develop their own sound and are constantly searching for new and exciting ways to engage with God through song.
EVIDENCE OF JOURNEY
Two Musicians, Two Roads, One Destination! Sharing the Gospel through their music and using their talents to glorify God!! Evidence of Journey is the musical testimony of two friends who have traveled different roads in the musical world but are arriving at the same final destination.
Dusty Workman was an original member of the Nashville recording country music artist “Dixie Road”. Dusty and Dixie Road spend many years traveling and performing with country music’s top artists from Travis Tritt, Keith Urban, Willie Nelson, Shania Twain, Ricochet and many more. In addition they have performed their 5 part version of the National Anthem for NASCAR, MLB, NFL, the President of the United States and many other events. In 2001, Dixie Road and Ricochet shared the limelight on a nationwide cd promotion with NASCAR, pop secret popcorn associated with ISC motorsports featuring their music on millions of CD’s that year.
Having been blessed with many experiences and opportunities, Dusty realized that even though he has done some incredible things in music, his real fulfillment had not yet been realized. “i have been performing for people night in and night out but it was time to make an eternal difference in peoples lives using the musical talent that God has blessed me with, to share the Gospel through my music and testimonies” Workman Said.
In 2005 Dusty was named the male vocalist of the year and had the song of the year “Let Me Get the Door” on “The Country Parson” regionally syndicated country christian music program.
Dusty’s music ministry maps out the evidence of his journey in music, sharing past musical influences and songs that many will recognize to the original Christian songs written and recorded by Dusty in Nashville, TN.
Dusty sings many different songs of all types appealing to all ages. This music ministry is a must see combination of testimony and music that may catch your attention and entertain you but, by the end will endear your heart to the true Gospel message of Jesus Christ.
Eddie Kilgallon was born and raised in Upstate New York. His musical roots started to take hold as he performed in countless school musicals and concerts, and he started writing songs soon after the family got their first piano.Instead of college, the gigs and appearances took over. He was enjoying increasing success, but something was missing.
In 1988, Eddie met veteran Nashville songwriter Tom Paden, and spent 4 years corresponding. In 1992, Eddie went to Nashville to record a demo session and never looked back.
He married his hometown sweetheart, Terry, and they moved to Nashville. Upon arriving, Eddie placed an ad in the local newspaper, The Scene. “Keyboardist available, pro gear-pro attitude. Willing to travel. Doubles on vocals and sax. Serious inquiries only…” Soon after, the guys from “Ricochet” called, and Eddie was offered the position.
That’s where the road began. Ricochet was signed to Columbia Records in 1994, and soon after began a whirlwind touring schedule to promote the overwhelming success of their debut album. With 3 top 10’s, a number 1 and a Gold album under their belt, Ricochet was ready to take on the world. Eddie’s vocal arrangement of “The Star Spangled Banner” can still be heard today on radio stations throughout the country. After many years of touring, endless radio interviews, television appearances, studio sessions and the like, he decided to leave the band in 2001 to pursue other musical interests.
During a terrible rainstorm in August of 1996, Eddie co-wrote a song with Roger Cook and Earl Bud Lee that became ASCAP’s “Song of the Year” in 1997. “One Night At A Time” was recorded by George Strait, and held the number 1 position for five straight weeks. Soon after, he was signed to a major publishing deal with BMG music.
His co-writers comprise the list of Nashville’s “Who’s Who” in songwriting: Bob DiPiero, Billy Dean, Aaron Barker, Ed Hill, Marcus Hummon, Steve Bogard, Ron Harbin, Ira Dean, Kim Tribble, Brett Jones, Jeff Stevens, Rob Crosby, Deryll Dodd, Philip White, Tom Paden…..
When he is not touring, Eddie produces many artists from around the country, specializing in helping “first timers” record great songs and developing marketable product.
Eddie also lends his songwriting skills to various non profit groups that help sick and chronically ill children. He is on the advisory board for “Songs Of Love”, a non-profit organization based in NYC.
Currently, and quite possibly forever, Eddie is keyboardist/band-leader with multi-platinum duo, “Montgomery Gentry”.