Gospel Fusion

Gospel fusion blends a mix of jazz, world music, pop/rock, and other popular styles with religious or inspirational messages.

Elain Thomas – About That Life: Healing and Restoration, Volume 1

2019-12-07T23:46:11-06:00December 7th, 2019|

Elain Thomas About That Life: Healing and Restoration, Volume 1 (release date: June 18, 2019) By Bob Marovich Elain Thomas’s About That Life: Healing and Restoration, Volume 1 is a concept album of introspective and ostensibly autobiographical selections. The songs’ lyrics of praise and worship are not generalities; they hint [...]

Whosoever South – Backroads & Small Towns

2019-11-15T02:25:32-06:00November 15th, 2019|

Whosoever Sourh Backroads & Small Towns Pit Bull Productions (release date: October 3, 2019) www.whosoeversouth.com By Bob Marovich Backroads & Small Towns, the new album by Whosoever South, the self-proclaimed “country crunk” trio from Southeast Georgia, pulls few punches as it expresses quintessentially American Christian values like hard work, faith [...]

Johnny Burroughs – DAY 1

2019-06-16T00:54:49-05:00June 16th, 2019|

Johnny Burroughs DAY 1 (release date: May 24, 2019) www.johnnyburroughsmusic.com By Bob Marovich The debut solo release by Johnny Burroughs, lead vocalist for Denver band The Burroughs, is not a romp through the “sweaty soul music” for which the band is known but a thrumming Christian album titled DAY 1. [...]

Christa Deana

2019-05-25T19:44:56-05:00May 25th, 2019|

Christa Deana Self-titled Hitman Records (release date: December 7, 2018) www.christadeana.com By Bob Marovich Philadelphia singer-songwriter Christa Deana (pron. Duh-nay) opens her self-titled CD with a forthright narrative about her calling, accepted at a very young age, to be a fisher of souls. But, she recounts, upon encountering one painful [...]

Steven Chesne – Sapient: A Cantata of Peace

2018-07-12T04:22:45-05:00July 12th, 2018|

Steven Chesne Sapient: A Cantata of Peace Brahmasong Records (2017) http://www.chezworks.com/sapient.html By Bob Marovich The first thing to understand about television, film, and concert music composer Steven Chesne’s Sapient: A Cantata of Peace is that it cannot be defined as gospel music, or spirituals, or hymns, or anthems, or religious [...]

Christafari – Original Love

2018-05-23T16:40:52-05:00May 23rd, 2018|

Christafari Original Love Lion of Zion Entertainment (release date: April 13, 2018) www.christafari.com By Bob Marovich Toward the end of Original Love, Christafari’s seventh consecutive album to debut at #1 on the Billboard reggae charts, we hear the gospel reggae band’s founder and lead vocalist, Pastor Mark Mohr, offer his [...]

JGM Pick of the Week: April 9, 2018

2018-04-09T19:56:27-05:00April 9th, 2018|

“Believe” Ese-Osa April Sound https://www.facebook.com/eseosamusic/ By Bob Marovich The gospel artist formerly known as Liosa offers “Believe,” a lovely ballad of personal encouragement sung as part prayer and part soaring affirmation. To a lilting piano, Ese-Osa's beguiling alto delivers her hopeful message with dead-on conviction and apexes with a range-extending [...]

Nine Beats Collective – Nine Beats to the Bar

2018-04-02T03:10:45-05:00April 2nd, 2018|

Nine Beats Collective Nine Beats to the Bar Plankton Records (release date: June 16, 2017) www.9beats.org By Bob Marovich Nine Beats Collective is an assembly of musicians, songwriters, composers, singers, and poets who represent three continents and contribute different musical styles, but have one thing in common: healing the world from the inside out. A product of their efforts, [...]

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