When Canadian blues icon Jim Byrnes called Vancouver based gospel singer Marcus Mosely on the phone a few years ago to ask if he could round up a few friends to record some back up vocals for a new album, no one could have guessed what would happen next.
From the moment Mosely and his pals stepped up to the microphone and began singing, they realized that they had something very special going on. When Byrnes dubbed the trio The Sojourners the name stuck and – as they say – the rest is history.
Formative years spent singing in the churches of Marcus Mosely, Will Sanders and Khari McClelland, (from Ralls, Texas, Alexandria, Louisiana and Detroit, Michigan respectively) give The Sojourners' sound an authentic edge that only comes with experience. This is real gospel - blessed with a soul that can't be faked.
The Sojourners' full bio here.
PRINCE ALBERT DAILY HERALD
Read a September 2013 article
about the Sojourners here.
a January 2010 article
It's the one you've been waitng for. On October 18th, 2019 The Sojourners will release their fourth recording. This new EP is entitled Freedom Never Dies. It continues to serve the band's core message of social justice and to draw from the inspiration of the quartet and jubilee groups of the 30s and 40s; and the ongoing themes of the civil rights movement.
The Release Concert for Freedom Never Dies will take place at The Mel Lehan Hall at St. James on October 18th, presented by the Rogue Folk Club. Tickets can be preordered here.
Here's an EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW at the new album, a track simply called Harry Moore. Harry Tyson Moore was an African-American educator, a pioneer leader of the civil rights movement, founder of the first branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Brevard County, Florida, and president of the state chapter of the NAACP. Click here to listen!
WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC AWARDS
On October 5th 2014, the band picked up the award for Spritual Album of the Year for Sing and Never Get Tired. They were also nominated for Blues Recording of the Year.