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Colin Lake Recruits Three Of The Finest Female NOLA Singers For Mt. Calvary Church Video [Premiere]

first_imgSeven years ago while visiting New Orleans in the springtime, Seattle native Colin Lake met his future wife in the airport. The meeting sparked a cosmic chain reaction that would change his life forever. Overwhelmed by the gravity that seemed to be drawing him to the city, Lake moved to town less than a year later and his passion and innate feel for roots music would find fertile ground from which to spring. While his powerful vocal style and soulful touch on the guitar and lap steel owe heavily to countless blues greats, it’s Lake’s knack for song craft that sets him apart from almost anyone in that genre. Lake’s latest album, One Thing That’s For Sure, captures the songwriter’s unique musical vision, delivering penetrating lyrics with soul and gritty sincerity. On the album’s eleven original songs, Lake sings of love and longing, truth and transcendence, hope and struggle. These are love songs, but not just in the romantic sense — these are songs that celebrate love’s well earned triumph over fear and tread the territory where light and shadows meet.To share the music from his new release, Lake was able to rent out the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Mid-City of New Orleans, LA, where he and his crew set up shop and recorded performances of a number of songs from Lake’s catalog. After premiering “One Thing’s For Sure” a few weeks ago, Lake decided to go in a new direction for the second film in the series. “For the second Mt. Calvary Sessions video, we cover one of my favorite songs and one that never seems to go out of fashion.  It’s a soul song that gets across on a lot of levels.  I just really like singing it and for this recording we brought in three wonderful New Orleans singers – Dana Abbott, Robin Barnes and Vegas Cola – along with my pal Myles Weeks to really bring it alive.”Watch them play “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free,” by Billy Taylor & Dick Dallas, below:The series is presented by NOLA Brewing, and Colin Lake will be appearing at the upcoming NOLA Crawfish Fest featuring performances from George Porter Jr., Ivan Neville, Anders Osborne and more. Scheduled in the days between Jazz Fest weekends from April 25-27, and with thousands of pounds of crawfish from Shaggy, The Crawfish King, this is one show you won’t want to miss. More information can be found here.“I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free”Colin Lake – vocals, guitarMyles Weeks – bassVegas Cola – vocalsRobin Barnes – vocalsDana Abbott – vocalsCredits:Audio engineered and mixed by Michael Seaman of Listen Up! StudiosRecorded at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, New Orleans, LA on January 8th, 2016.Mt. Calvary Sessions logo by Scott W. WilliamsVideo produced by ABIS ProductionsDirected by: Sam Radutzky Camera Operators: Sam Radutzky and Zac Manuel Edited by Sam Radutzky Color Correction: Sam Radutzky and Nicole Cobblast_img

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