I had an opportunity to watch the concert of Israel Houghton & his band New Breed here in Singapore last February 16. It was only last year when I got introduced to the music of this multi-talented artist as we at the worship team of our church would often sing a lot of his songs during Sunday services (and they’re mostly my favorites). His compositions are usually dynamic, inspirational, and very touching to the heart. And did I mention that Israel’s a 4-time GRAMMY Award winner?
What I noticed about him during the concert was, he’s not really an over-the-top performer. No stunts, no gimmickry at all. I think it was intended as unlike most artists, he doesn’t want his audience to focus on him and how good and talented he is. He wants them to just focus on Jesus, worshipping and praising Him through his songs.
Israel Houghton is truly a gifted musician. And it’s indeed a blessing to watch him perform live.