Open Sky Music Foundation Presents



 The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers will be performing for, and speaking with Big Bear students on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 10:00 A.M., utilizing the high school library for their stage.

Hailing from the East Los Angeles hamlet of Eagle Rock, the roots-based Eagle Rock Gospel Singers deliver a dose of American Music, with distinct influences of electric blues, alternative country and twangy punk in their performances. The group’s focus is on early traditional spirituals, but their original compositions ensure a contemporary sound.  Gospel music has often found a secular audience and artists such as the Staple Singers and Sister Rosetta Tharpe are prime examples of that crossover appeal.  

 The concert and question/answer session is being coordinated by the Real World Project, a program of the Big Bear Valley Education Trust.  Guest speakers from all areas of professional life are invited to explain their work-life experiences and career journey with various high school classes.  This musical group will be sharing their talent and stories with the senior honors economics class during the 40-minute musical workshop.

 Formed in 2010, Eagle Rock Gospel Singers have been performing around the southland in classic folk venues like the Troubadour and hipster clubs (the Satellite, the Echo) plus national stages such as Grand Performances at the California Plaza.  They led a successful crowd-funding campaign via Kick-starter which generated enough capital to enter a professional recording studio and hire respected producer Matt Wignall (Cold War Kids, X) to oversee the project.  Wignall is known for his expertise in analog recording, exactly what the band wanted to capture as they are ardent fans of older vinyl recordings from the early 20th Century.

According to the bluegrass blog Grass Clippings, “the band does an outstanding job of meshing an authentic old time sound with modern instrumentation and phenomenal soul.”

For More information on the Open Sky Music Foundation, Inc. - contact 909 547 0504

A California 501(C)3 public benefit corporation,

The Real World Project contact - Phil Hamilton, Coordinator  909 585-3467