The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers began as a collective of friends getting together in the summer of 2010. A choir of up to fifteen revived the old gospel spirit with songs such as “I Shall Not Be Moved,” “12 Gates,” and “In My Time of Dying.”
Slowly, they evolved into a band of six, committed to embracing the richness found in early twentieth-century recordings. Influenced by past gospel musicians such as the Dixie Hummingbirds, Washington Phillips, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe as well as current bands such as the Black Keys, Wilco, and Calexico, Eagle Rock creates a unique style drawing from rhythm and blues, alt-country, indie rock, and folk.
A rousing celebration of traditional Americana music has always been the hallmark of the Eagle Rock Gospel Singers. A full-length album released in 2015, Heavenly Fire, brims with fiery melodies and country moods, highlighting the band’s notoriety for crafting original gospel material.
Their debut album laid the foundation for two successful North American tours, including appearances at prestigious festivals such as Winnipeg Folk Fest, Montreal Jazz Fest, Austin City Limits, and Voodoo Fest of New Orleans. The album also garnered high-profile song placements (MTV, Showtime, Amazon, Discovery Channel), as well as popular playlist spots.
The band is excited to release their second full-length album in the spring of 2017 and then hit the road to “spread and shred” with their eclectic mix of alt-country gospel.
They’ve gained a steady stream of fans along the way for their bold and barn-burning old-school meets new-school blend of Gospel, Americana and rock ’n’ roll.
A rip-roaring, soaring batch of rootsy-flavored originals written by the band’s individual members, who took their songwriting cues from the greatest and most venerable of American trad musical genres.