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Four-time San Diego Music Award Winner Performs Negro Spirituals

Gospel spirituals have a long American tradition. They have been a powerful form of expression for African-Americans dating before the Civil War. Award winning musician Earl Thomas recaptures the tr

Four-time San Diego Music Award Winner Performs Negro Spirituals

Tom Fudge : Plantation Gospel is the name of a new CD from San Diego blues singer Earl Thomas. Earl grew up in the Pentecostal church. And his new CD seeks to recreate the songs of the earliest black American Christian music. His singing approach is modern. Yet he uses instruments that existed at the time before the Civil War. He also has a few stories to tell about some of these songs.

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Earl Thomas will perform a CD release concert this Saturday night at 8 p.m. at the Stephen and Mary Birch North Park Theater.

Guest

  • Earl Thomas , award winning San Diego blues and gospel singer.