Meeting Trina Bass Coleman in Church was no surprise. That is what her life has been, truth be told. Mom was a respected choral director and Dad: a singer/songwriter. Performance was second nature to little Trina. Choirs, bands, anything to do with Church - the worship aspect of those public outpourings of song is something that has never left her.
This young lady is truly something. A singer on keys, flute and sometimes ukulele - a songwriter of unique strength - and an educator. Add to the mix of those talents these facts: there is a sweet mix of cultures in Trina. There was classical training in her upbringing. She grasps a wide array of genres because that's her world. Especially when Sojourne was formed a few years ago. Gospel, Soul, Classical were already in place. Enter husband, Zachary, who plays guitar in the group. His focus is on Rock and Blues. Drummer Stephen McGrath brings Jazz to the mix - funky or understated. Tim Long is the earthy force behind bass. You mix the dynamic fusion of these sincere musicians and you have a VERY different sound.
We'll be playing three tracks from "These Seeds" - a new work from Sojourne. And the first thought that will come to your mind is that you have no comparison to make. That's what people usually do. "Oh - that sounds like (fill in the blank)." You honestly cannot do that with Sojourne because of the Melting Pot effect. And each song will take you in a different direction! You can't put your finger on any one genre that is dominant over the other here - what strikes you is that Trina's empassioned voice takes you somewhere that you haven't traveled. In actuality, Sojourn means "temporary stay." It conjures exotic images. You may want to stay longer :) Join us on 10/13.
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