Presented by Little Village Foundation
Award-winning gospel quartet The Sons of Soul Revivers returns to Waterfront with their joyous harmonies and infectious energy. “The Sons” were named Best Gospel Quartet at the BMA Bay Area Gospel Music Awards in 2018 and recently released a critically acclaimed CD, “Live! At Rancho Nicasio.”
“Occasionally a recording appears that is captivating from the first note. That is the case with the new release,” wrote Robert H. Cataliotti when reviewing the album for “Living Blues.” “The blend of voices that the Morgan brothers achieve is filled with heartfelt exuberance and soulful power,” he added.
If you caught the Sons’ uplifting, incendiary set at the festival two years ago you understand why we brought them back. “Incredible,” raved WBF artist liaison Erika Olsen. “I couldn’t stop moving and neither could the audience. SSRs had everyone on their feet, moving, the entire set. They took us to church and then some.”
“All three Morgans are exemplary vocalists, and … they possess identical inflections and vibrato in their voices. These qualities, as well as a lifetime singing together in church, produce significant ringing chords, where overtones reinforce each other to form a complex, yet natural, harmony,” wrote James Nadal for allaboutjazz.com.
The group was formed in 1970 when three brothers — Walter Jr., James and Dwayne Morgan — decided to carry on the legacy of their father’s group, the Soul Revivers, from the 1960s.