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The sounds of the south

The Master's Plan to entertain at concert series

July 15, 2010
Tribune Staff Report

Fresh off their latest gospel music project, The Master's Plan, will bring their inspirational sounds to Rugby and the Lions Club's Music in the Park concert series on Wednesday evening, July 21.

The Bismarck group recently released its latest CD, "On the Way to Heaven", and since its start in 1998, has recorded other original songs.

The group includes of Rod Frey, baritone and bass; Duane Isaacson, lead; Michael Netzloff, tenor); and TyAnn Sinnamon, pianist. All reside in Bismarck.

Over the years new members have joined, replacing those who departed for other endeavors.

"We basically do the southern gospel which is not as familiar to many people in North Dakota,' Frey said.

All the members grew up listening to southern gospel and were inspired by such groups as the Statler Brothers and Oak Ridge Boys.

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Picnic in the park

The Lions Club will host a picnic in the park prior to the concert. The menu includes hamburgers, pasta salad and lemonade. The cost is $5 for two hamburgers and $4 for one. Serving will begin at 5 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the concert would be moved to an alternate location.

"Most people may think of them as only country performers, but they got their start playing southern gospel,' he said.

Frey, is the lone original member and is a native of Lehr. Music was a big part of his life growing up, fondly remembering taking part in sing-alongs with family and friends after church. He is employed at Menards.

Isaacson was born in Rugby and grew up in the Barton area. He graduated from Mayville State with a degree in education. He has spent 30 years employed by Job Service of N.D.

He still has family in the Rugby area and they are expected to come to this week's concert.

Netzloff was raised in McClusky and earned a music education and German language degree from Minot State. He taught music in Hatton and currently teaches German in the public school system in Bismarck.

Sinnamon also grew up in McClusky and was playing piano and organ in her church as a teen. She has been accompanying the group since 1998. She is employed in the health insurance industry.

The group is fairly busy, making as many as 50 appearances throughout the year. They travel throughout the state as well as Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa.

While they perform southern gospel, some of the selections they play will be familiar to audiences, Frey adds.

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The concert begins at 7 p.m. at Ellery Park.



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