The Relatives


Sunday, Sept 15th - 11:00 am

Do you believe in miracles? You should because The Relatives might have been a gospel act relegated to the history books if not for their rediscovery in 2009 by the good folks at Heavy Light Records. The Dallas, Texas-based group that calls its sound gospel funk made a huge impact in the North Texas region in the 1970s, recording numerous 45s and appearing not only in churches, but in nightclubs, as well. As founder Rev. Gean West says, “If people won’t come to church, we’ll bring church to the people.” Heavy Light has released all The Relatives vintage recordings and the group’s resurrection has included electrifying performances with the likes of Black Joe Lewis and a 30-member French choir. Going to church never sounded so good.

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