Smart bets: The Highway Q.C.’s

It was 1945 when a handful of Chicago teens, including Sam Cooke, formed The Highway Q.C.’s. The gospel group has understandably undergone plenty of lineup changes since then, but frontman Spencer Taylor Jr. — who joined in the first year and became the leader after about a decade — continues to spread the word of God with gusto. Not only has the 88-year-old singer witnessed an incredible amount of musical history, he’s also keen to usher in a new crop of talent, as evidenced by his two sons joining the group. Though Taylor has watched peers find success with secular music, he prefers to keep faith at the top of his mind and voice. The Highway Q.C.’s bring their soulful singing to The Double Crown on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 10 p.m. $10. Image by Steve Mann


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About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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