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A Few Updates from Recovery
I hope this week finds you all well.
I completely missed last week’s newsletter. I spent twelve hours between September 1st and 2nd in the emergency room, and all of last week getting back on my feet. It has been a HAUL, but I’m getting stronger every day.
Despite the challenge, I was live and in full effect at the National Museum of African American Music last Monday for the first session of “615 Stories,” where Regina McCrary (of the B.C.&M. Mass Choir), Everett Drake (of the Johnson Ensemble & the 21st Century Singers) and I talked about Nashboro Records. Thank you Byron Harvey for inviting us to take part in this conversation!
I’ll be editing the audio from our conversation later this week and sharing here as the first exclusive bonus for paid subscribers. To become a paid subscriber, click here!
To read more about Nashboro Records, here you go!
A few weeks ago, a good friend and gospel collector sent me four VHS tapes to convert. Imagine my shock, when the first clip on one of the cassettes was a four-song set by Tramaine Hawkins on the historic Saturday Nite Sing, promoting her The Search Is Over album—which includes a live performance of “In The Morning Time” and “Child of the King.”
You can watch the entire performance on the #GodsMusicIsMyLife YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe!
I had hoped to get an entire piece written about him for today’s newsletter, but I wasn’t able to do that. I was incredibly saddened to learn about the passing of Mylon LeFevre, one of gospel rock’s constructionists, this weekend. Mylon’s music was ever-present in my childhood and has remained a staple of my life. Thank you for the music.