Today, August 28, 2014, Wiseblood Records invites you to sing along as we release our inaugural collection of music, Late to Love, by Sam Rocha.Late to Love is musically inspired by the genealogy of soul music that scans the genres of spirituals, folk, gospel, country, R&B, blues, funk, jazz, hip-hop, neo-soul and nu-jazz. T-Bone Walker, Ray Charles, Gil Scott Heron, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, and Curtis Mayfield—with dashes of Willie Nelson and Pat Metheny—are the old foundation for something entirely new: Augustinian soul music.
Late to Love is an original concept album that performs a reading of Augustine’s Confessions through soul music. It is not a generic ode to a saint or holy person, nor it is a neutral and uncontroversial celebration of an important ancient book. From beginning to end Rocha offers a bold and fresh reading of Augustine’s Confessions where the form is the content, where melody and verse take the place of assertions and argument.
Order a copy of Late to Love HERE for only $13.00. Learn more about the album, Sam Rocha, and show dates and locations HERE, or by receiving album-updates via Facebook HERE. Canadian listeners can purchase a copyHERE.
Thrilled to see this disc go out into the world,
Joshua Hren, Ph.D.