Grammy-nominated composer, pianist and conductor Damien Sneed, an Augusta native, has teamed up with operatic tenor Lawrence Brownlee for a new album, Spiritual Sketches, due out June 11.
The collaboration features fresh arrangements of traditional spirituals, including All Night, All Day, Every Time I Feel The Spirit, Deep River, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Sinner Please Don’t Let This Harvest Pass and others.
Sneed was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2010 for his work on Vickie Winans’ album, How I Got Over, which received two Stellar awards.
The John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School graduate went on to study at Howard University, the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, New York University, the Manhattan School of Music and the Christian Bible Institute and Seminary. He was a professor of music at City University of New York and staff accompanist at The Juilliard School.
Learn more at damiensneed.com or lawrencebrownlee.com.
The Extreme Tour stops in Hephzibah at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 5.
The free outdoor event includes giveaways and live music at Open Arms Community Church, 4694 Windsor Spring Road, Hephzibah. Call (706) 664-4559 or see theextremetour.com for more information.
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