Rusty Pipes (JAD) clearly proved that they’re only kidding about the name when they won the Seniors Quartet Gold Medal at Midwinter Convention in Tucson on Friday, January 20, 2012. These guys were definitely in fine voice, with great showmanship to boot.
Tenor Dale Fetick, Lead Carl Taylor, Bass Jay Hawkins and Baritone Tom Rouse (left to right above), sang “I’ll See You in My Dreams” and “Mistakes” to take the lead over Silver Medalist Border Patrol (ONT). Bronze Medalists were: 3rd Place St. Croix Crossing (LOL), 4th Place Velvet Frogs (FWD), and Legacy (MAD).
Rusty Pipes only just formed in August 2011, but some of the members are no strangers to gold. Jay Hawkins and Dale Fetick together won a Quartet Gold Medal with Marquis in 1995, and Carl Taylor won a previous Seniors Gold with The Barons in 2003.