Alabama Gospel Music Spotlight: The Frierson Brothers
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The Frierson Brothers are ministers, singers, and musicians who have made an enduring imprint in Gospel music. The dynamic twin duo consists of Rev. Franklin Frierson, Sr., and Rev. Frederick Frierson, Sr., who have delivered good news through music for over five decades. Their traditional and soulful music and meticulous harmonic blend have established The Frierson Brothers as one of the most authentically captivating and anointed groups in Gospel.
The Frierson Brothers have performed as a resident artist at The House of Blues Gospel Brunch in Atlantic City, NJ, on The Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage Cruise, and were the only Gospel group performing at the Blues to Bop Festival in 2010 and 2011 in Lugano, Switzerland. The brothers have now recorded and released a live album, BREAKTHROUGH, a powerful and engaging musical experience.
BREAKTHROUGH was recorded live and produced by Grammy® nominated musician and producer Derrick Lee (Bobby Jones, Shirley Caesar, Beverly Crawford, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, Lamar Campbell, Earl Bynum), and Co-Produced by James Perry (Dorothy Norwood, Georgia Mass Choir, Marion Williams).
The album features the title track, a timely musical story capturing the reality of our existence in the current time of the pandemic, the rise of unemployment and political upheaval, and social injustice. “He’s Alright" is the Frierson Brothers’ current funk-infused radio single from the album that features Al Willis on guitar and Carlton Pope on organ.
"The Frierson Brothers deliver a rich slice of gospel-funk with their irresistible single He's Alright," says Tim Dillinger, Gospel Music Historian. "Riding atop a bass-driven groove, the Frierson's quartet-inspired vocals, accented by soulful horn lines, bring the old school soul of Stax Records together with the spirit feel of Gospel's classic Savoy recordings with the help of some of the best Gospel music players and background vocalists. This cut is custom made for the airwaves."
BREAKTHROUGH is available on all digital music outlets. The Frierson Brothers' radio single, "He's Alright" is now impacting Gospel radio.
The Frierson Brothers are also talented musicians. Franklin is skilled in guitar, keyboard, and organ, while Frederick is an accomplished bass guitar, drums, and horn player. Both are ordained ministers of the Gospel whose commitment to excellence and service extends to the community through their non-profit organization, The Frierson Foundation.
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