I was able to do an interview with David Sutton! I actually set it up with Dave at NQC Springbreak, and we've had this one planned for a little bit. First let me tell you a little about Triumphant Quartet.
|Clayton, Eric, Dave, and Scotty!|
And here is the interview!
1. Tell us a little bit about you and your family.
|Clayton, Dave, and Scotty!|
2. When did you get saved?
I got saved when I was around the age of 13. I had been in church all my life. One Sunday morning at my home church in Goldsboro, NC. At New Hope Friends meeting I surrender my life to Christ after we had, had a lay witness meeting that week. We had people from other churches in our state lead; I guess what we would call a revival this day in time. I felt something that morning in my life that I had never felt and new the Holy Spirit was dealing with me. Greatest day of my life.
3. What started your interest in the harmonica?
I played drums with my dads group, the Watchman Quartet from the time I was 10 till 18. We would go to Nashville, TN every year to record. We hired studio musicians to do our tracks. When the harmonica player walked in I was hooked. Fell in love with it and Terry McMillan, the player noticed that. He really encouraged me. I got home from Nashville and found an old harmonica my grand dad had given me I started playing that day and the rest is History I guess you might say. So I’m very thankful for Terry and my granddad. Both of them I guess the reason I play today.
4. What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you on stage?
A couple of years ago I passed out on stage. I was singing one minute and the next I woke up with all the guys around me and a lot of medical workers. I had, had a stomach virus. The Doctor said I dehydrated.
5. What is your favorite restaurant?
Tough choice here. If a Steak: Chop House If Italian: Olive Garden If something different and local: The pottery house If Seafood: I love it all.
6. What is your favorite song?
Another tough choice. I have so many favorites. I’ve always loved the song Welcome to Heaven. I’ll stick with that one.
7. Who is our favorite person in the Bible?
8. What do like better about being on the road compared to when you were at the theater?
I like being in a different location each night. Everywhere we go is different. I’ve had the opportunity to see a lot of things that a lot of people will never get to see. For that, I’m very thankful
|Us with Triumphant and our other sisters last year.|
9. How long have you been singing?
I started with my dads group in June of 1982. I started singing as a profession in June of 1990. So all together, 33 years….
10. Who is your favorite tenor?
My dad has always been my favorite tenor. To list some influences, they would be: Danny Funderburk, Kirk Talley, Brian Free, Garry Sheppard, and Jim Murray. Yes that’s a wide variety of styles, but I’ve pulled from all. They were my childhood heros.
Dave, thank you so much for doing this! Readers, I hope you enjoyed. If you'd like to find out more about Triumphant Quartet go check out their website. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.
Thanks for reading.