Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Friesen Family Band

If you like faith-based roots music rising out of the "family band" tradition, you absolutely must check out the sensational Friesen Family Band. This jaw-droppingly talented collective of seven family members - a Mom, Dad and five kids ages infant through 13 - played here in Edmonton last Friday night. Krista and I caught their show at the Lendrum Mennonite Brethren Church and were blown away. Almost all of the songs are original compositions by Chris Friesen. Some are traditional, including a beautiful setting of Gerard Manley Hopkins' "God's Grandeur." The musicianship and vocal ability of these children is pretty astounding.

As well, we are proud to call the Friesens both friends (as we've known them a while) and neighbours - since they only live a few blocks away!

Check em' out. And enjoy.


Blogger cyrilla said...

Totally irrelevant comment: I found and read Suite Francaise a couple months ago... fantastic! then right after I had finished it I found a copy (...at the winnipeg airport so fairly accidentally) of her first novel: David Golder. Fabulous! Paints a picture of the capitalist 1920's. not the most uplifting, but well written with good messages if you draw them out (think back to high school and university english classes!)

9:33 AM  
Blogger matthew christopher davidson said...

That family is absolutely sweet. I am so glad that my family never did that, however.

8:03 PM  

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