Tag: gospel

  • New On Vinyl: Sister Rosetta Tharpe

    New On Vinyl: Sister Rosetta Tharpe

    Sister Rosetta Tharpe was the first great recording star of gospel music and among the first gospel musicians to appeal to rhythm-and-blues and rock-and-roll audiences, later being referred to as “the original soul sister” and “the godmother of rock and roll”.  This live recording from 1960 had never been on vinyl until now, 57 years […]

  • Interview: Rev. Sekou

    Interview: Rev. Sekou

    “In times like these, we need a miracle/Ain’t nobody gonna save us/We’re the ones we’ve been waiting for,” wails Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, in the title track of of his powerful and timely debut album, In Times Like These. Produced by six-time Grammy nominated Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, featuring Luther’s brother Cody Dickinson, […]

  • MCP Sessions: The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers – “Lay Down Low”

    MCP Sessions: The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers – “Lay Down Low”

    Mother Church Pew had so much fun with The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers last week! Not only did we have the honor of presenting their show in Nashville, the band sang a new and unreleased song just for us the next day at The Quill in East Nashville. Written by drummer and co-founder Will Wadsworth, […]

  • Interview: The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers

    Interview: The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers

    “We’re a party band. We’re there to get wild and dance and stir things up. We don’t sing a bunch of ballads. The goal is to crank things up and make people have a good time,” says Will Wadsworth, singing drummer and founder of Los Angeles-based roots collective The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers, who are […]

  • Interview: decker.

    Interview: decker.

    Sedona, Arizona-based mustachioed songwriter Brandon Decker, who records and performs under the name ‘decker.’ is fresh off of an almost year-long tour in support of his most recent release, Patsy; the mesmerizing collection of dark, atmospheric, and uncomfortably honest tunes runs the gamut of influences–folk, gospel, rock, and even psychedelia.  “It’s exploring our innate weaknesses; how our lives are […]