Acoustic Gospel Roots: The history of Gospel
American roots singer-songwriter, Joyann Parker, along with musical partner, guitarist Mark Lamoine and esteemed upright bassist Chris Bates, have crafted the enchanting show "Acoustic Gospel Roots." Filled with history, hope, and heart, this captivating performance showcases a delightful mix of traditional hymns, Southern gospel, blues, and mountain music, all beautifully rendered by Parker, an internationally acclaimed touring artist, hailed by the Pasadena Weekly as "a singing, songwriting, guitar-playing, self-producing, self-aware powerhouse."
Following the success of Parker's award-winning "Music of Patsy Cline" show, "Acoustic Gospel Roots" employs a similar format, intertwining story and song to chronicle the evolution of gospel music from its roots in slavery continuing up through the vocal groups of the 1960's as it transitioned into modern R&B. This show is a moving and unforgettable experience, celebrating the cultural significance of gospel while touching the hearts of its audience.
Precious Lord, Take My Hand
Wade In The Water
Ain't No Grave
No Depression in Heaven