“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!” - Burt Wizeman
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“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)” - Sandra J.
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“(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!” - Melissa S.
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“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
“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
“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)
“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
“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)” - Carol C.
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