Abe Zacharias

Abe Zacharias

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A distinct country flavor in the tradition of Marty Robbins, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson yet Abe maintains a distinct style of his own which has electrified thousands worldwide.

Biography


Award winning Singer and Songwriter

1. Abe Zacharias is a singer/songwriter who lives in Salmon Arm, BC Canada where he resides with his wife Marge. He has been singing Christian Country/Western and Gospel music for over 35 years.

2. In 1993 Abe appeared on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry.

3. In 1997 he became a member of the Country Gospel Music Association and was nominated for the Silver Heart Award for Male Vocalist of the Year and won both titles for the Northwest Region of the United States and Canada.

4. In September he went to Knoxville, TN and won the Prestigious Golden Heart Award for Male Vocalist of the Year for the U.S. and Canada.

5. In July of 1998, 1999 and 2000 he competed and won the Silver Crown Award for the Northwest Region.

6. In 1998 he formed a group called the Rising Heights which won the Regional Silver Heart Vocal Group of the Year in Omak, WA as well as the National Golden Heart Award for Group of the Year in North Carolina for all of the U.S. and Canada.

7. Abe has been in music ministry for about thirty five years and has traveled extensively in many parts of Canada and the U.S.

8. In 2001 he traveled to Nashville and was nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year at the Country Gospel Music Guild Convention which was held at the Stardust Theatre on Music City Drive in Nashville.

9. Abe has also sung on many TV programs including the Children's Miracle Network in Nashville which was started by Marie Osmond. Recently he also sang on the National Primetime Broadcasting TV Network in Midland, Texas.

10. In 2002, Abe met Canadian Country Super Star Paul Brandt and discovered that Paul has been a fan of Abe’s for years and told Abe that Abe’s music has been a contributing factor in Paul's going into the Country Music field. On october 29, 2004 Abe had the distinct privilege of being the opening act for Paul's "This Time Around" tour concert in Abe's hometown. Needless to say this was an unprecedented opportunity for Abe to open for Canada's most awarded Country Male Vocalist. In spite of Paul's phenominal success as an award winning singer, songwriter/entertainer who is adored by millions worldwide, Abe finds Paul to be "A very personable, humble individual who hasn't let stardom affect his rapport with his fans and his faith in God." As an example of Paul's humble demeanor, when Paul signed his picture for Abe after the concert, Paul wrote, "Thanks for letting me close for you." Abe says, "In spite of the fact that I've been in the field of country music for longer than 2 decades than Paul has, I am finding I have a lot to learn from him."

In January of 2006 Abe started another singing group consisting of himself and 2 other guys. They are known as the Sons of the Sage. Here is their biography:

The Sons of the Sage

Abe Zacharias has been a country gospel and western singer and songwriter for more than 35 years. He has won several awards for his songs and his vocal stylings, including country gospel’s prestigious Golden Heart Award as Male Vocalist of the Year (1997). He has performed in many parts of both the U.S. and Canada and counts his 1993 appearance on the stage of Nashville’s Grand Ol’ Opry as one of his career highlights. In noting the “taut and traditional” style of his eleventh CD, A Country Boy, Country Road Magazine’s Steve Butts praised Abe’s “spring-clear voice [that] resonates with a kind of passion you just don’t find much anymore.” Abe and his wife Marg reside in Salmon Arm, B.C.

Gerry Pelland began his musical career over fifty years ago in Winnipeg, Manitoba and is a veteran of stage, radio, television, and recording studio. The countless notables with whom Gerry has performed include Red Sovine, Donn Reynolds, Buddy Duvall and Elmer Tippe. As a singer, Gerry knows his way around a song, and as an instrumentalist, he plays bass, and steel, lead, and rhythm guitars. He and Abe Zacharias have worked together for the past fourteen years. Gerry makes his home in Enderby, B.C.

Duane Stewart left a promising music career in his late twenties to devote his time and attention to the field of education. As a result, he spent twenty-seven years as a high school and university English teacher, confining his singing and playing to the occasional church service or fund-raiser. Inspired by his relocation from Alberta to the Shuswap in 2003, Duane has resumed singing and playing lead guitar and 5-string banjo. He joined forces with Abe and Gerry this past January. Duane and his wife Lyn live in Blind Bay, B.C.

Together Abe, Gerry and Duane have formed a dynamic trio whose mostly traditional cowboy/country/bluegrass and country gospel music is pleasing the ears and capturing the hearts of people everywhere they perform. Their ability to blend together in vocal harmony is unique. It is a sound that is rarely found in the field of music today. Considering they have only been together for a few months they are already re

Lyrics

A Country Boy

Written By: Abe Zacharias

COUNTRY BOY KEY OF G

HE GREW UP IN A FAR OFF COUNTRY
IN A SMALL SUBURBAN TOWN IN GALILEEHE WAS THE MIGHTY KING OF GLORY
YET HE BECAME A MAN LIKE YOU AND ME.
HE TOOK ON THE FORM OF A SERVANT
AND HE WENT ABOUT THE COUNTRY DOING GOOD
HEALING THE SICK AND RAISING THE DEAD
DOING WHAT HIS FATHER SAID HE SHOULD.

CHORUS:

JESUS WAS A COUNTRY BOY LIKE ME
AND HE WALKED THAT DUSTY ROADS OF GALILEE
YET HE LAID DOWN HIS LIFE ONE DAY ON CALVARY
AND HE DIED FOR A COUNTRY BOY LIKE ME.

MODULATE TO A

HE COULD HAVE HAD RICHES AND HONOR
YET HE TRADED STREETS OF GOLD FOR DUSTY ROADS
E WAS A MAN YET HE WAS THE SON OF GOD
WHY HE LOVED US SO WE'LL NEVER KNOW.

TAG:
HE DIED FOR A COUNTRY BOY
JESUS LOVES THIS COUNTRY BOY
HE DIED FOR A COUNTRY BOY LIKE ME.

PEACE IN THE MIDST OF THE STORM

Written By: ABE ZACHARIAS

PEACE IN THE MIDST OF THE STORM

DO THE STORMS OF THIS LIFE OVERWHELM YOU

AND IT SEEMS YOUR SHIP’S SINKING FAST

YOU'RE SO FAR FROM THE SHORE WITH NO ANCHOR

AND YOU WONDER HOW LONG YOU CAN LAST.

THEN YOU CALL OUT TO JESUS FOR MERCY

LORD HELP ME PLEASE DON’T PASS ME BY

THEN YOU FEEL HIS STRONG ARMS AROUND YOU

HE IS THERE HE WILL HEAR YOUR HEART’S CRY.

CHORUS:

IN THE MIDST OF THE STORM THERE IS JESUS

HE’LL PROTECT YOU AND KEEP YOU FROM HARM

THERE IS NOTHING TO FEAR FOR HE IS ALWAYS NEAR

THERE IS PEACE IN THE MIDST OF THE STORM.

ARE YOU FEELING ALONE AND ABANDONED

DON’T YOU KNOW THERE IS SAFETY INSIDE

FOR HE WANTS SO MUCH TO BE YOUR SHELTER

HE IS WAITING WITH ARMS OPEN WIDE.

LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT

Written By: ABE ZACHARIAS/RC REYNOLDS


LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT Am

WORDS AND MUSIC BY ABE ZACHARIAS AND R.C. REYNOLDS

IF YOU'VE EVER READ THE BIBLE , YOU KNOW JESUS IS THE WAY

AND IT’S ONLY FOR HIS CHILDREN HE’LL RETURN AGAIN SOMEDAY

NO ONE CAN KNOW THE DAY HE'LL COME, BUT I THINK THE TIME'S AT HAND

IT'S BEST THAT WE SHOULD HEED THE WORD, AND DO ……….. WHAT IT COMMANDS.

CHORUS:
BECAUSE CHRIST WILL COME LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT

YOU DON’T HAVE TIME TO WASTE, IT’S TIME TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT

THE LITTLE BIT YOU WAIT MIGHT BE A LITTLE BIT TOO LONG

YOU’D BETTER BE PREPARED BEFORE YOUR ……… CHANCE IS GONE.

BETTER SLEEP WITH ONE EYE OPEN THIS MAY NOT BE A DREAM

EVERYTHING YOU SEE MAY BE EXACTLY WHAT THEY SEEM

DON'T TAKE A THING FOR GRANTED, PUT THINGS WHERE THEY BELONG

YOU NEED TO BE EXACTLY SURE WHOSE GROUND………. YOU'RE STANDING ON.

Discography

Abe has recorded 13 albums. The latest, Classic Country with the Sons of the Sage which was released in April 2006, has so far been very well received wherever they perform. The majority of his recordings are of original content.

Set List

Abe's and the Sons of the Sage's set lists are comprised usually of fifteen to twenty songs with a duration of one and a half hours.