This is not music that strives to be polite. In The Juno-nominated and Western Canadian Award WinningSojourners’ universe, gospel, doo wop, R&B, country and blues weave together to create a unique sound that has all but vanished from today’s world. This is music that can take a punch and remain standing. The Vancouver based Sojourners sound just as at home in a road house bar as they do in a revival tent.
When Canadian blues icon Jim Byrnes called Vancouver based gospel singer Marcus Mosely on the phone a decade ago to ask if he could round up a few friends to record some back up vocals for a new album, no one could have guessed what would happen next.
From the moment Mosely and his pals stepped up to the microphone and began singing, they realized that they had something very special going on. When Byrnes dubbed the trio The Sojourners the name stuck and – as they say – the rest is history.
Formative years spent singing in the churches and streets of Ralls, Texas, Alexandria, Louisiana and Detroit, Michigan give Marcus Mosely, Will Sanders and Khari McClelland an authentic sound that only comes with experience. This is real roots music – blessed with a soul that can’t be faked.
This will be a traditional gospel workshop where music will be learned aurally at the workshop. No music will be provided in advance. The Workshop is open to all ages (minimum 12 years of age).