Gospel Singing Award Winner: Men of Endurance
Photo: Men of Endurance
The seven member gospel singing group Men of Endurance has a primary goal: "To keep traditional quartet music alive, spreading the good news as far as they possibly can, captivating the audience of young and old." Captivating? They've got that down. Think you can sit still during one of their performances? Just watch this video of One More Time. And then again. Men of Endurance is coming to Cyprian's Saturday, May 14 as part of the SF Live Arts Music Series. We're sure you'll want to be there. Any seat will be good, and, besides, you'll likely be on your feet once they take the stage.
Opening for Men of Endurance is Fret Not Gospel, a band that plays Americana gospel with "the old-time roots from the traditions of the black and white rural American churches." Most all the performers lead or play in church worship bands, front their own gospel bands of two-timing pickers, or teach true and right music to kids. It's not only in their blood, they believe it's their calling too. They bring the old-time gospel to the dispirited and disheartened with frequent appearances in prisons, recovery missions, funerals and benefits.
"There is something in the old songs, borne out of the suffering of slavery and company towns, failing farms and untimely death, that prepares the heart to hear in the Word the only Uplifting Gospel there is."
Cyprian's is honored to host this special appearance by a band of inspiration and commitment.
Men of Endurance and Fret Not Gospel
2097 Turk Street @ Lyon, San Francisco
Saturday, May 14, 8 pm (doors open 7:30 pm)
$13 Advance / $15 door
Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com
Swankety Swank, 289 Divisadero, SF
Phoenix Books & Records, 3957 24th St, SF
(415) 454 5238
SF Live Arts at Cyprian's site here