Pianist: Joshua Pope Joshua Pope
has an extraordinary ability at the keyboard.
This talented twenty year old has enjoyed performing at the piano for a versatile audience.
began piano lessons at age four.
He played his first song for the church choir at the age of eight, and became the full-time church pianist at age eleven.
said, "I have been greatly influenced by Jackie Marshall, the late Fat's Waller and Ray Charles.
The music is in my bones and it has to come out.
I love to play"!
first studio recording at age ten, he
second project in late summer of 2005, and has a DVD showing his
has had the privilege to perform at such premiere events as the Grand Ole Gospel Reunion, in Greenville, SC, as well performing at the National Quartet Convention's "Pianorama" in Louisville, KY.
played in honor of James D Walbert at the 2004 Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and he
was invited to play for Alabama Governor, Bob Riley's, Christmas party.
The Governor and First Lady were impressed by Joshua
traveled as interim accompanist for the Dove Brothers Quartet in 2005 and in December 2005 began appearing on select Gaither Homecoming Concerts.
appears on the Gaither Homecoming Video Series, Nashville Homecoming and How Great Thou Art.
Bill Gaither said of Joshua
, "This is a very talented young man, and to go with this very unusual talent is a real sweet kid who loves the Lord and loves people.
Joshua was pianist during "Kid's Fest 2007" for Dollywood's Kingdom Heirs.
performed daily at the Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge, TN.
Joshua's musical ability, showmanship, style, and class has amazed audiences and earned him respect from fellow musicians across the U.S. and Canada.
, a child prodigy, has truly been blessed with an awesome musical ability.