5th Annual Spring Jubilee
Saturday April 7, 2018
First Baptist Church
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound,
Joseph Habedank and The Kramers
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
From its formation in 2003, Ernie Haase has built Signature Sound into one of the most popular and beloved quartets in all of Southern Gospel music. The group has traveled all over the world, offering energy, excitement and encouragement through its powerful brand of gospel music. EHSS continues to gain fans all around the globe with its unique performances and unmistakable four-part harmonies. EHSS is one of the most celebrated quartets in Southern Gospel History mentioned with the same “trailblazing” reverence as groups likes The Statesmen Quartet and The Cathedral Quartet.
EHSS has sung and sold to millions worldwide, a feat that has not been accomplished by any other Southern Gospel quartet. From concerts in Latvia and India to South Africa and New Zealand, events all around North America, TV appearances on ESPN with NASCAR, multiple NBA appearances singing our National Anthem, and even a specialty tour of historic American theaters in support of the EHSS Broadway project featuring Les Misérables legend J. Mark McVey, Signature Sound is a world-renowned quartet that spans a wide variety of genres and cultures.
As group founder, Haase is a creative, hard-working tenor whose early roots with the unforgettable and legendary Southern Gospel quartet, The Cathedrals, helped begin his dream to form a powerhouse group of his own. Along with many appearances through the years on the widely regarded Gaither Homecoming Tour, his goal was soon accomplished and then some…as EHSS quickly gained an international platform in gospel music.
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound is both GRAMMY(R)-nominated and GMA Dove Award-winning, a radio favorite in the United States and internationally, and a leader in CD sales and long form music video sales–with several RIAA(R)-certified Gold(R) and Platinum(R) DVDs.
Daywind recording artist Joseph Habedank is a multi award-winning and Dove Award nominated singer/songwriter. Joseph has a unique and equally powerful testimony that has been featured on FoxNews.com’s Spirited Debate, TBN’s Praise the Lord, and in such publications as Billboard Magazine, CCM Magazine, and Glenn Beck’s The Blaze. For ten years, he served first as baritone, then as the lead singer for one of Southern Gospel’s favorite family groups, the Perrys, and shared his songs in some of America’s greatest churches, including the Brooklyn Tabernacle and Charles Stanley’s First Baptist Atlanta. On the heels of his critically-acclaimed debut solo release, Welcome Home, he was awarded Singing News Magazine’s New Soloist of the Year in 2014. Additionally, he was awarded Young Artist of the Year in 2009 by the fans of Gospel Music and Songwriter of the Year at the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards in 2011. His songs have been recorded by such artists as: Reba McEntire (“Sing It Now”), Brian Free & Assurance, Karen Peck & New River, The Hoppers, Ivan Parker, Jeff & Sheri Easter, and many more. He has helped write two nationally charted #1 songs and in 2010, “If You Knew Him” (written with Rodney Griffin) was nominated for Southern Gospel Song of the Year at the GMA Dove Awards and won the Singing News Fan Award for Song of the Year. He was also nominated for Singing News Magazine’s Male Vocalist of the Year, Lead Singer of the Year and Songwriter of the Year for three consecutive years. Welcome Home featured two Top 5 singles (“Never No Never” and “Beauty of the Blood”), as well as two Top 10 singles (“Big Enough” and “Welcome Home”). Joseph currently resides just outside Nashville, TN with his wife, Lindsay.
The Kramers are a national and international gospel music family group currently touring and ministering at 200 events per year. Members are D. Scott Kramer (vocals, guitar, keyboards) Rachel West Kramer (vocals) and Maria Kramer Wolfe (daughter – vocals, ukulele, mandolin, piano, guitar). They are recording artists with Electric Station Records label group and booked for ministry events through the Covenant Agency based in Madison, Indiana.
The Kramers have shared the concert platform with several Gaither Homecoming artists including Larry Gatlin, Russ Taff, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Palmetto State Quartet, Woody & Vonnie Wright, The Nelons, Reggie & Ladye Love Smith, Ponder, Sykes & Wright, Tanya Goodman Sykes, Buddy Greene and Oak Ridge Boy founding member, Willie Wynn. They’ve been invited to share at the Gaither Fall Festival and the National Quartet Convention. Rachel West Kramer sang at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. with President George W. Bush and First Lady, Laura Bush in attendance. Rachel has also sang solos and duets in the modern oratorio, “Saviour” with Larnelle Harris and Steve Green. Rachel and Maria have also provided music on four Holy Land trips to Israel.
The Kramers have released their first family project (11 songs) entitled, “Revive Us Again”. This project includes several of Nashville’s finest musicians, arrangers, producers and audio engineers. It features a wonderful collection of inspiring hymns and southern gospel classics.
Rachel West Kramer has released five solo CD projects including the critically acclaimed release, “Majestic Glory” (January, 2015), which features 10 new arrangements by world-renowned arranger, David T. Clydesdale and music performed by The Nashville String Machine.
For 21 years now, The Kramers have hosted the popular RiverLife Gospel Music Cruises aboard the Spirit of Peoria Riverboat along Peoria, Illinois’ beautiful riverfront. Scott also produces and co-hosts the Good News Music Radio Program & Concert Series with Gaither Homecoming Artist, Woody Wright – which is currently airing in 32 states and 11 countries.
Also traveling with The Kramers is their son, Weston. At age two, he was diagnosed as having autism. The Kramer family is grateful for his special life and the unique ways in which the LORD uses Weston in and through their lives and ministry.