Vancouver gospel trio coming to the Capitol

This is gospel music that can take a punch and remain standing.

The Sojourners will be at the Capitol Theatre on Friday

The Capitol Theatre Season Series presents The Sojourners.

Blessed with a soul that can’t be faked, The Sojourners make authentic gospel music. This is not music that strives to be polite. This is gospel music that can take a punch and remain standing.

Formative years spent singing in the hometown churches of Marcus Mosely (Ralls, Texas), Will Sanders (Alexandria, Louisiana), and Khari McClelland (Detroit, Michigan) give The Sojourners sound an authentic edge that only comes with experience. Not just for Sundays, The Sojourners’ approach is self-described as equally at home in a roadhouse as in a revival tent; an unbuttoned mix of doo wop, R&B, country and blues.

On October 15, The Sojourners officially released their third full-length album. The last release, The Sojourners, was a great success, garnering a Juno nomination and a Western Canadian Music Award. This new project continues to serve their core message of social justice and to draw from the inspiration of the quartet and jubilee groups of the ‘30s and ‘40s; and of course the ongoing themes of the civil rights movement.

Filling out the group is Paul Pigat on guitar, Rob Becker on bass and Geoff Hicks on drums. While it wouldn’t exactly be right to call The Sojourners a new act — given that each member of the group has been in the music business for years — the sound, energy and commitment they conjure any time they get together would be the envy of singers half their ages.

The Sojourners play the Capitol Theatre on Friday, October 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adult or $20 for full-time student. Buy online at capitolthetare.bc.ca or phone 250-352-6363.

For more information on the band and to listen to some of their music, see thesojourners.ca.

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