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Gospel Blues and Spirituals

I love the music of Blind Willie Johnson. Great tunes like ‘On your Bond’, Nobody’s fault but mine’ and ‘John the Revelator’, are not well known but are the backbone for any musician serious about learning blues music. Spectacularly, his tune, ‘Dark was the night’, was included on the gold record that accompanied the Voyager spacecraft, launched in 1977.

It was from this thread of the blues, I segued into Spirituals and Gospel music, and discovered Mississippi Fred McDowell, Reverand Robert Wilkins, Reverend Gary Davis, Blind Willie McTell, and Son House.

I was lucky enough to meet someone who also shared an interest in this music, Kassie Sexton, and we have been preparing some new versions of these songs. We hope to be able to perform and record these shortly.

Gospel Bluesmen

Click on the image to find out more about this Gospel Bluesman.