“Come Sunday balances the deft touch of jazz and blues with some traditional church singing…. The most interesting and moving pieces are the ones that take the traditional gospel approach and uplift it with guitarist Mike Allemana’s novel jazz arrangements…. Crosscurrents is as much about reinterpretation as it is emulation…. Worthy of a close listen.” – Down Beat

Crosscurrents Album Art

The title of our album “Crosscurrents” refers to the reoccurring water themes in the tunes as well as the spark that comes when ideas people ” and themes come together in sweet synchronicity. The concepts of the worshiper catching the Spirit and the blood, sweat, and tears of the pure craftsman are merged here and illuminate the integrity of each approach to music giving rise to something that is both familiar and wonderfully strange. By melding these 13 gospel and pop songs with Mike Allemana’s jazz arrangements and though the coming together of 7 performers with very different musical backgrounds we have seen new possibilities blossom in ourselves — and in our musical vocabularies. We hope this fills you with as much joy in the listening as we experienced in the making of it ” and that it opens your heart to the beauty of creating art in your own lives in ways you didn’t expect. You can find it at CDBaby.

Down By The Riverside at the Old Town School of Folk Music

Keep Your Hand On The Plow at the Old Town School of Folk Music

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free – recorded up in Wauwatosa, WI