What Do We Provide You?
GO AHEAD . . . SING WITH US!
————————————–MEET THE PERFORMERS————————————–(Drag photos left and right to see who will be on stage)
(Photo Below) Left to right: Greg O’Haver, Uncle Dave Deutschendorf, Becky Jo Benson, Randy Sparks, Cousin Dave Rainwater, Ed Stockton, Tholow Chan
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The New Christy Minstrels still tour under the direction of founder Randy Sparks.
Great show, self-contained production, low maintenance. Strong sales around the country, I’ve sold them out almost every time they are here.
Richard D. Haerther
Carrollwood Cultural Center
4537 Lowell Road
Tampa, FL 33618
WHO HIRES US FOR CONCERTS?
PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN HIRING US.
- Performing Arts Centers
- Concert Series Associations
- Large Theaters
- Residential Community Facilities
- Large Concert Halls
- Private Party Concerts
- Banquet Dinner Concerts
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER EACH CONCERT?
from the blog
Randy Sparks wrote this for his mom. (Click here to see the player, then click on the triangle to play the song)
Randy Sparks wrote this song for his mom and sang it to her on Mother’s Day. ‘Take Your Mother To Brunch’ is on The New Christy Minstrels’ CD titled ‘NICE TIME TO BE ALIVE’ and is for sale at all the live concerts. This CD was recorded, and mixed by The NCM Sound Engineer, Becky Jo Benson, and Mastered by Fab Dupont of Pure Mix Studio, New York, New York.
The New Christy Minstrels Foundation is presenting a precious collection of Burl Ives memorabilia in this moving museum to celebrate the life of singer, performer, actor, and dear friend of Randy Sparks, the late Burl Ives. First stop for viewing will be Burl Ives birthplace of Newton, Illinois in Jasper County, June 14th (which would have been Burl’s birthday). For details, please click on UPCOMING EVENTS and scroll down to June 14, 2018. Then the moving museum will travel to be parked next to the River Inn, Brownville, Nebraska during The New Christy Minstrels’ concerts there on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17th and Monday, June 18th for the 2:00 PM concert in the Brownville Concert Hall, Brownville, Nebraska. If you buy a ticket to any of the above concerts, then you deserve a tour through the Burl Ives Mobile Museum. See you there!
April 26, 2018, Steve (Slim) E. asked: Who wrote Mighty Mississippi? I searched the web and didn’t find its author. RANDY SPARKS wrote Mighty Mississippi while on board the airplane that was bringing The New Christy Minstrels back from their concert at Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York. The Captain of the airplane announced that they were flying over the Mighty Mississippi and folks could see it if they looked out the window. This view inspired Randy Sparks to start writing and singing the song, Mighty Mississippi, which he completed before they landed the airplane. Then he started teaching the song to the group, and they recorded Mighty Mississippi shortly after.