Eagle Rock Gospel Singers Album + ACL And High Sierra Fest News

THE EAGLE ROCK GOSPEL SINGERS ANNOUNCE

DEBUT ALBUM HEAVENLY FIRE OUT AUGUST 4TH

ON BA DA BING RECORDS

 

STREAM THE SONG “MMJL” ON SOUNDCLOUD 

 

LAUNCH PLEDGEMUSIC CAMPAIGN 

IN SUPPORT UPCOMING TOUR DATES

 

ON TOUR THIS SUMMER AND FALL INCLUDING AUSTIN CITY LIMITS AND HIGH SIERRA MUSIC FESTIVALS

 

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The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers and Ba Da Bing records (Sharon Van Etten, Beirut) are proud to announce the August 4th release of Heavenly Fire, the debut album from the Los Angeles based group. Recorded with Matt Wignall (Cold War Kids, J. Roddy Walston and the Business), Heavenly Fire is an explosive barn-burner, taught with electricity and highlighting Kim Garcia’s remarkable singing. Little known outside of Los Angeles, The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers’ incredible new album has already won the band inclusion on upcoming festival bills including Austin City Limits, the High Sierra Music Festival, and Pygmalion Music Festival among others. To support their goals as a band and their upcoming tour, they’ve also launched a PledgeMusic Campaign where fans can pre-order the new album and purchase unique gifts and experiences. Upcoming tour dates and a link to stream the song “MMLJ” below.

 

Listen To “MMJL”:

 

Visit The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers’ PledgeMusic page

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/ergospelsingers 

 

Will Wadsworth formed The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers in the winter of 2010 following a failed relationship, a band dissolution and a scary airplane ride. In order to respark his interest in music, he and his roommate, Jeremy Horton, gathered friends together to sing old Gospel songs. They sang songs inspired by their love of Washington Phillips, The Staples Singers, Mahalia Jackson, Sister Rosetta Tharpe – you know, the real classics – and held house parties just so they could perform.

Soon enough, a large, shifting group of people came each week to join in on the weekly jams. There could be anything from 8 to 18 participants, depending upon the night. Wadsworth and Horton, realizing this might work in a club setting, pared down the group to core members, and they began performing around Los Angeles. Their debut album provides an articulation of their sound, honed over those many group parties, into a band that has become a rousing celebration of traditional Gospel sounds with rock foundations.

 

Stay tuned for further music and news to come from The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers in the coming weeks.

 

www.ergospelsingers.com 

 

Upcoming Tour Dates:

 

JUNE

23 – San Diego, CA – Casbah

30 – San Diego, CA – Casbah

 

JULY

05 – Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music Festival

 

AUGUST

06 – Eugene, OR – Cosmic

07 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern

08 – Burnaby, BC – Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival

09 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo

 

SEPTEMBER

04-06 – Quincy, CA – JoshuaFest

17 – Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse Saloon

18 – Ogden, UT – Alleged

19 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive

21 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club

23 – Grand Rapids, MI – Covenant Fine Arts Center

24 – Champaign, IL – Pygmalion Music Festival

25-27 – Washington, DC – Landmark Music Festival

29 – Charlotte, NC – Snug Harbor

30 – Nashville, TN – The Stone Fox

 

OCTOBER

01 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl

02-04 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival

03 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ (Indoor)

09-11 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival

10 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ (Indoor)


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