Pictured is the No Name Quartet. Photo Provided.
Pictured is the No Name Quartet. Photo Provided.
WINONA LAKE – The No Name Quartet will perform at an Annual Mother’s Day Concert with special guest Michael Booth of the Booth Brothers at an area church.

They will perform May 8 at 6 p.m. at Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, 1200 Kings Highway, Winona Lake. Doors will open at 5:15 p.m., according to a news release from Northern Lake Gospel Promotions, who is hosting the event.

The No Name Quartet has been a music group for nearly 20 years. Although one of the best-kept secrets in the region, they continue to delight audiences with their mix of gospel and inspirational music, onstage humor and blending vocals, stated the release. The group started as a smaller version of the men’s ensemble at their local church.

What was just getting together to sing for fun, grew into a highly requested quartet that has risen to sing the national anthem at Banker’s Life Field House in Indianapolis, as well as recently singing alongside well-known gospel artists The Booth Brothers, The Guardians, Triumphant Quartet and Wes Hampton of the Gaither Vocal Band. Even with these notable performances, the No Name Quartet still regards its annual Mother’s Day concert as the one most enjoyable, stated the release.

Performed annually, the concert takes place at the group’s home church in Winona Lake. NNQ loves the local church and considers the intimacy of the church sanctuary as one of the best venues for communicating gospel truth through song, stated the release. Another strong value of the group is the importance of family. Often, when NNQ is performing an area concert, lead vocalist Bob Jackson’s dad, Delane, will join the group to play his style of gospel piano as a prelude. Jeff Secaur, baritone, includes his song-writing son, Aaron, as a featured performer at the Mother’s Day concert. Tim Yocum (first tenor) and Mike Yocum are brothers, and have kept audiences laughing at their sibling rivalry for years.

Visit nonamequartet.com for additional information.

Michael Booth, of the well-known and loved Christian musical trio, the Booth Brothers will be the special guest for this evening. This will be Booth’s only solo appearance in Indiana this year.

Booth was born in Tampa, Fla., and lived there most of life until his family moved to Spring Hill, Tenn., in 2004. His introduction to music came through hearing his dad's southern gospel group "war stories" as well as listening to southern gospel music. He became a born-again Christian at age 7. He credits his study in the word as a teenager in being instrumental in strengthening his relationship with the Lord. As a youngster, Booth became interested in playing the drums and would use his mother's pots and pans as a drum set. He continued to play drums throughout junior high and high school, winning trophies and being awarded a jazz scholarship to college upon his graduation from high school, stated the release.

Singing came late for Booth compared to his brother, Ronnie. His first attempt to sing came in 1990 at age 19. Although he had plenty of confidence when he was playing drums on stage, singing on stage was a different story. Eventually, with lots of practice, his desire to minister through song overcame his fear and started him on the road to becoming the artful singer he is today. Booth met his future wife, Vicki, at an early Booth Brothers concert in Temple Terrace, Fla., in 1992. They were soon married and today live in Tennessee with their sons, Christian Michael, Jonathan David and Austin Neil. All three boys have little glimmers of Booth's personality shining. Booth enjoys every opportunity he has to spend time with his family.

"It's amazing how the days fly by and the kids grow so fast," he said. "I don't want to look back in 20 years and regret that I missed an opportunity to make a difference in my kids' lives.”

The past several years have been special ones for Booth's career. The group has been privileged to sing with many artists both while being part of the Gaither Homecoming program and pursuing their own concerts.

When asked what these experiences are like, Booth said, "I guess the thing that affects me most is that among all the thousands of faces out there each night, I want to make sure that God uses the Booth Brothers to minister to those that need God's touch and His free gift of salvation, even if it's only one person. Bill Gaither tells us to sing in such a way that the folks get just a glimpse of heaven. What an awesome responsibility! And most of all, we want all that we do to bring honor and glory to our Lord and Savior!”

Be sure to visit boothbrothers.com for more information.

To acquire additional information regarding this musical event, call Wende Roberts at 574-457-6875 or email at nlgospelpromotions@gmail.com.

All in attendance at the Mother’s Day concert will have a sneak peak and be able to be the first to purchase tickets for the Booth Brothers and Guardians Concert on Aug. 20, stated the release.

Tickets for the Mother’s Day concert are available at iTickets.com. There is no charge for these tickets; this is just to reserve a spot for you to attend.