Franciscan order to offer beautiful music
St. Francis loved music as well, and the camaraderie of a shared performance or singing.
In that spirit, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity offer a free download of “All My Brothers and Sisters” featuring musical artists of diverse genres and backgrounds from Wisconsin and Texas, as well as our own sisters and a ‘brother’ from the Sacred Heart Province. “All coming around…” in a unique collaboration.
Alternating verse are Milwaukee’s premier R+B Singer Joe Jordan and the Whiskeybelles Chrissy Clobes. Joe’s been W.A.M.I. nominated 3 times and has been Streetlife’s lead vocalist for 16 seasons. He strives to share his passion for music, providing opportunities for young inner-city boys and girls in third and fourth grades to perform and grow creatively through music, as well as be a positive role model.
Chrissy is a consummate musician twice nominated for WAMI Female Vocalist of the Year. Her solo albums are “In the Making” and nationally distributed “Far From Dreaming” https://whiskeybelles.com/
From Austin TX, Paul Finley (slide guitar mandolin) and Sharon Grant also offer background vocals. Paul performs as a soloist, a theater musician, a children’s performer, with an Austin Celtic and Cajun band, and has performed with the Austin Symphony Orchestra and Phil Keaggy. http://www.paulfinleymusic.com
Milwaukee Drummer John Carr provide the beat. Singer-songwriter John Sieger provided bass, electric guitar and background vocals. After decades of making tasty, mostly electric music with the R&B Cadets and Semi-Twang, the low-key, high-octane mainstay of the Milwaukee music scene makes a maverick move by caving into his acoustic guitar With Modern Folk Volume II. http://www.johnsieger.com and coproduced with Mark Kolter (acoustic guitar, background vocal and songwriter).
You’ll also hear 3 Franciscan Sisters on background vocals – Sr. Myra Jean Sweigart, Sr. Ann Carla Baumann and Sr. Concepcion Medina along with Fr. John Dombrowski of the Sacred Heart Province. Mixed for streaming by John Sieger and Kyle Krukowski of Mad Scientist labs. Recorded at https://www.hfconservatory.org/
Will there be more collaborations? Said Producer Mark Kolter, “So far so good. Certainly areas we are looking at, such as the Upper Peninsula and Minneapolis with an abundance of talent in different genres. It’s the chance to create something new and interesting by mashing up different styles.”
Since 1869, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity have served in Catholic Health Care, Education, Campus Ministry and Parish-Community Service. In the Diocese of Marquette (the entire Upper Peninsula) at Michigan Technological University Catholic Campus Ministry and other locations. Also, throughout the United States from Missions in Dioceses in Arizona, to the Dioceses of Lincoln and Omaha; Milwaukee to Columbus and Steubenville, to Mississippi, and Wisconsin. Recently, Discerning women have been joining us from Ohio, Wisconsin and Texas.
Visit https://fscc-calledtobe.org/ Listen for the for the ‘cd-conventional car stereo mix’ in the near future.