Freedom Road Music
"Ain't gonna let nobody turn me aroun', turn me aroun', turn me aroun'.....I do so love this song. It inspires strength, determination and persistence and although it is song that arose from the civil rights movement it has the feeling of a gospel tune.
I have a deep affinity with African-American gospel music and this was one of the first ones that I learnt when I started singing in community choirs.
Personally I seem to have taken many twists and turns in the pursuit of making music and when I come back to it after a break I am always wondering what led me away from it, what turned me around from the path that I was on. When I come back to making music I feel like I have come home.
So Freedom Road Music was born from my desire, and is a daily reminder, to continue to persist, with determination, strength and courage towards music making and to not let anyone or anything turn me away from it
Gospel in the Maine
Photos by Craig Gaston
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Your gospel singing sessions have given me a great amount of pleasure. I've never sung in a choir before and so I've also learnt heaps.
You have such amazing musical talents and skills and I thank you again for sharing these to give us all so much joy. I really appreciate that it must be very challenging and frustrating at times but you lead us all to a wonderful finale performance.
I've wanted to sing in a choir all my adult life so it's been absolutely fabulous for me!
Thank you for your work in putting together the choir .
Last night's performance was great fun, and well received by plenty of people.
I, for one, was very proud of the way it all worked.