Paul Gioia’s ‘Across The Tracks Dectet’ turns the torch on early blues and gospel icons who crossed the tracks between the club on Saturday and church on Sunday, transforming gospel from straight-laced dirges to the foot-stomping sound we know and love today. BB King meets Aretha Franklin and Etta James. Think Son House and Blind Willie Johnson through to Mavis Staples, Mahalia Jackson and Georgia Tom aka Thomas A. Dorsey who almost singlehandedly created the black gospel sound.
This mighty detect features powerhouse blues and gospel divas Victoria Newton and Rose Parker helped out by smoking horns, a powerhouse rhythm section and the incredible Harry Winton on guitar.
Make sure you catch this amazing band, one of the hottest acts in town that’s played to sellout crowds across Perth. An amazing musical rollercoaster you won’t forget.
Perth – Western Australia, Australia
Rose Parker – vocals
Victoria Newton – vocals
Matt Allen – vocals
Paul Gioia – vocals, keys
Harry Winton – guitar
Greg Brenton – vocals, drums
Joe Southwell – double bass, electric bass
Matt McGlynn – trumpet
David Gioia – saxophone
James Cross – trombone