Old Friends Quartet (2000-2003)
The Old Friends Quartet united gospel music legends Jake Hess (Statesmen, Imperials, Masters V) and George Younce (Blue Ridge Quartet, Weatherfords, Cathedrals) with younger singers Ernie Haase (Cathedrals) and Wesley Pritchard. Pianist Garry Jones (Gold City, Mercyís Mark) also traveled with the group. The groupís first CD titled Encore released in 2000. A video by the same title was also released, and a second CD, Feeliní Fine, came out in 2003.
During the groupís short history, their touring schedule was very limited due to the health of Younce and Hess. The Old Friends Quartet mostly appeared at large events like the National Quartet Convention and at select dates on the Gaither Homecoming Tour. Mike Allen and Christian Davis filled in for Younce and Ben Speer filled in for Hess when health issues prevented Younce or Hess from appearing at a scheduled date.
2000 Encore (Spring House Records/SHD2321): Glory, Glory Clear The Road; Faith Unlocks The Door; Light Of Love; How Long Has It Been; Practice What You Preach; O What A Savior; Thanks To Calvary; Glory To God In The Highest; He Knows Just What I Need; Up Above My Head; Taller Than Trees; Move That Mountain; Old Friends. (Ernie Haase, Wesley Pritchard, Jake Hess, George Younce)
2003 Feelin Fine! (Spring House Records/SHD2408): Great Day; Happy Rhythm; Thatís What Jesus Means To Me; Headiní Home; I Wanna Know; Tenderly; Itís Almost Over; Led Out Of Bondage; Sweet Jesus; I Want To Be More Like Jesus; Thanks To Calvary; I Couldnít Begin To Tell You; I Feel Like Shoutiní; Until Tomorrow. (Ernie Haase, Wesley Pritchard, Jake Hess, George Younce).