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Big D & the Good News Blues: Big D Press

Rejoice!! There is great music out there!
author: Burt Wizeman
Come on man: It has organ punctuating the undercurrent of the best of songs since the Lord bara Rhythm and Blues. Snap crisp and clear guitars that puts the fun in funk. A bass that harkens back to the days of the best riffs from outside the loop in Chi town Those vocals, that can't possibly be emanating from a petite white girl's soul, but are - all of it packaged in a well produced and engineered recording that is so catchy that it could be illegal. Bootleg is not a bad name for something as addictive as reading scripture. When first accepting Christ one thing I wondered about was my musical tastes. I knew that much of it was not glorifying to my Lord at all. What was I to do? I prayed and spent more than a few moments of sorrow with that part of my walk. Most of what was offered in the "Christian Market" was worldly pop riffs and licks, production styles straight from MTV and lyrics with the word ‘Jesus’ inserted where any secular reference could have been added as a "baby", "honey" or another term of endearment. Where was the substance that I had from my Lord reflected in music? Where was the originality? I place Big D and The Good News Blues up there with some of the most heartfelt and sincere writers and performers for the Lord today. D's live performances are not just a series of tunes peppered with some well rehearsed exoneration. With her Bible in her hand, rich with pages scribed in a rainbow of mark up from an untold number of inductive studies, she speaks the Word of God, lays it on an honest line and then plays a tune that not only fits the verse, but enhances the understanding to those that maybe don't get it in reading alone or maybe never got it before until now. You will feel what good music makes you feel, you will move, goodness, you will dance like David! Big D and The Good News Blues are The Real Thing, they walk that line that so many others try to justify. She is doing it for the Lord and the Lord has laid down some great stuff through this lady and her band. With a huge BC appreciation for some of our cultures most self destructive bluesman and woman, it was such a God praising relief to hear Big D for the first time. I had found the substance, the honesty, the soul and the stand for our Lord in 12 bars and more!
"Great & Uplifting Music!"

This music is a blessing and really gets to the point which is CHRIST! And what HE has done for us. I would recommend it to everyone young or old.

(Review of Big Time CD)
(Used by permission)

Hello, Denise... I just wanted to thank you for your participation. Your voice and music are grand, I loved the jazz/blues chords, and your deep clear voice. But, mostly, I loved the way you elevated Jesus. It really is all about Him.... He is so worthy of our songs, and I'm just so anxious to meet him. Yes, I was the one crying in your song about heaven...... just to be with Him..... so great. Thanks, LeaAnn
LeaAnn - An Audience Member at Prayz in the Park
Music that ministers to a generation of x-partiers!

This music is familiar but with a message hope and an obvious testimony of a transformed life through the message of the Cross. Giving glory to Jesus!
Greetings! This is by way of expressing our gratitude for the Harvest Music Fest that was held here at the Bradenton Christian Reformed Church on October 18, 2008. The concert was well organized and featured the Big D Band and also our own church praise band. Curt and Denise Haas are to be especially commended for all their work of set up and preparation. Denise, as leader of the Big D band, does an excellent job, not only with the music, but also the presentation of the gospel. The BCRC evangelism committee is very pleased with the results and would like to sponsor a similar event again. Thank-You!
In Christ,
Pastor Doug
Pastor Doug - Bradenton Christian Reformed Church (Nov 8, 2008)
"I would just like to take this opportunity to thank Big D for a wonderful evening at Java Jazz on the 19th July. It was a pleasure to open on this special night just to see, meet and listen to you and your wonderful Friends, I don't think I have ever seen so many warm hearted people in one place, once again thank you and keep on doing what you do, regards Jamie"
Jamie (owner of Java Jazz) - Java Jazz (Jul 24, 2008)
I never had so much fun and such a blessed time with the Lord as when you played at our cafe. It was a wonderful time of worship and fellowship. You have a gift for music and we would love to have you come back any time and play! Be blessed Heather and Lamie Kangaloo
Heather Kangaloo - Heather & Lamie (owners of Alpha Omega Cafe) (Jul 30, 2008)
I would like to thank you for such a wonderful evening at Nu Nuz Cafe. I really enjoyed all of the unbelievably nice people, and you were such and inspiration. I had a blast, and am glad to have been given the opportunity to be here for that. I wish you the best in all that you do.
April (employee) - Nu Nuz Cafe (Aug 18, 2008)
"Beautiful, Versatile Voice!"

Big D (Denise) has one of the most beautiful, versatile voices you will ever hear. Give this one a listen, it's worth your time; soon you'll be tapping your foot--it's contagious!

(review of Big Time CD)

OUT OF THE VALLEY TOUR REVIEWS

THE HOLY SPIRIT AT CAFE' 67:
Hi Denise, Thank you for coming to Cafe 67. And I thank God for people like you who are a true servants of the Lord. There was a couple who came to the Cafe Friday night that were agnostic. I was informed that one of them was touched very deeply. Our church members who brought them will be following up with them. We will keep them in prayer. The door is open. God will enter. Praise the Lord! Everyone I talked with enjoyed your music and your testimony. The entire evening was a real blessing and God was glorified. Thanks again for being there. God bless. Tom
Tom from Cafe 67 - PALMA SOLA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (May 6, 2008)
Hello, Brad, this is Smitty from Barnies,
I was the manager on duty the night that Big D from Big D & the Good News Blues played for us, and I just wanted to let you know that she did an amazing job. I work every single Saturday night and I have seen every artist and no one has ever brought in as many people as Big D. I was very surprised and excited to see her following. Her voice carried through the entire store and everyone had a great time, myself included. She has mastered the art of singing Christian music, while still capturing everything that makes rock, rock. Thank you for booking her for us and we really hope to have her play for us again SOON!

Thank you,
Smitty
Smitty: Manager of Barnies - BARNIES COFFEE (Out of the Valley Tour Review) (May 6, 2008)

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Rejoice!! There is great music out there!
Reviewer: Burt Wizeman
Come on man: It has organ punctuating the undercurrent of the best of songs since the Lord bara Rhythm and Blues. Snap crisp and clear guitars that puts the fun in funk. A bass that harkens back to the days of the best riffs from outside the loop in Chi town Those vocals, that can't possibly be emanating from a petite white girl's soul, but are - all of it packaged in a well produced and engineered recording that is so catchy that it could be illegal. Bootleg is not a bad name for something as addictive as reading scripture. When first accepting Christ one thing I wondered about was my musical tastes. I knew that much of it was not glorifying to my Lord at all. What was I to do? I prayed and spent more than a few moments of sorrow with that part of my walk. Most of what was offered in the "Christian Market" was worldly pop riffs and licks, production styles straight from MTV and lyrics with the word ‘Jesus’ inserted where any secular reference could have been added as a "baby", "honey" or another term of endearment. Where was the substance that I had from my Lord reflected in music? Where was the originality? I place Big D and The Good News Blues up there with some of the most heartfelt and sincere writers and performers for the Lord today. D's live performances are not just a series of tunes peppered with some well rehearsed exoneration. With her Bible in her hand, rich with pages scribed in a rainbow of mark up from an untold number of inductive studies, she speaks the Word of God, lays it on an honest line and then plays a tune that not only fits the verse, but enhances the understanding to those that maybe don't get it in reading alone or maybe never got it before until now. You will feel what good music makes you feel, you will move, goodness, you will dance like David! Big D and The Good News Blues are The Real Thing, they walk that line that so many others try to justify. She is doing it for the Lord and the Lord has laid down some great stuff through this lady and her band. With a huge BC appreciation for some of our cultures most self destructive bluesman and woman, it was such a God praising relief to hear Big D for the first time. I had found the substance, the honesty, the soul and the stand for our Lord in 12 bars and more!
Burt - (Feb 26, 2007)
Music that boldly proclaims the TRUTH.
Reviewer: Susan Arnold
First off I say "Ditto" to what Burt said. Live at the Lighthouse was a blessing to attend as well as to listen to over and over again.It's an awesome blend of the Truth of God's Word ( which sets us free ) with anointed music. It's refreshing to hear Christian music that BOLDLY proclaims God's Word. It's clear that "Big D's" music is not about her or the band, but all about Jesus.
Susan - (May 26, 2007)
Reviewer: Wendy
This CD reaches out to the heart of real people who are hurting and offers real hope. Heartfelt and passionate; this CD will move your heart and spirit!
Wendy - (May 26, 2007)
BOOTLEG REVIEWS....

Awsome toe tapping fun!
Reviewer: Jessie Gardner
I'm not big into most Christian music, but this one really gets me to tap my foot and sing along! Big D has a great voice and a talent for music to our prayers!

Music that speaks to your heart
Reviewer: Sandra Jones
This is indeed another God inspired CD from "Big D" It not only speaks to your heart but witnesses to your soul and sets your heart on fire for the works of CHRIST. Can't wait for the next one to come out!

Powerful and Encouraging!
Reviewer: Nancy Bivens
Wow! This CD is packed with the love of Christ! You can not help but to be uplifited and encouraged when you listen to this CD. Fabulous music and powerful truth filled lyrics will move your heart! This is a must have for your CD collection!

Toss the hymnal pal!!! "We’ve found it here"
Reviewer: Fred & Kathy Packwood
Wow!!! the truth of the Gospel crashes into a higher quality of down home blues. The result! Jesus and his word come through in a big way. Theses guys have got it. I’ve seen them live, their just as good. You need to add this one to your list.


Reviewer: Maureen Hird
I could listen 24/7 to Big D's music. When you truly listen to the words in every song, you cannot help but feel the Holy Spirit. Big D's music tells it like it is, just as Christ revealed how life on earth can be difficult, but through the Holy Spirit we are promised Eternal Life. Thanks Big D!!

Music that ministers to a generation of x-partiers, breaking the generational cu
Reviewer: Melissa Simmons
This music is familiar but with a message hope and an obvious testimony of a transformed life through the message of the Cross. Giving glory to Jesus

Great music!
Reviewer: Bill Straitwell
This music is beautiful! You can hear the love that Denise and her group have for Christ in the words. The blend of music and words are professional quality and truly help you to become closer to Jesus as you listen.