To say that David Blakely is simply a musician would be a gross understatement. This talented yet humble individual has spent some 2 decades working with some of music brightest stars including Dorinda Clark Cole, LeAndria Johnson, Mama Sue Roseberry, Rev. James Moore, Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole, Mississippi Mass Choir, Kurt Carr, Edwin and Walter Hawkins and the list goes on. With the hymns of the church holding a special place in his heart, David sought to put his signature on the music that has been a guiding force in his life . Thus, the Hymnal (My Interpretation) was birthed.
Blakely, who serves in a number of capacities including the Chief Levite for the Church of God in Christ defines the project this way: “Music can transcend personal, social, and cultural boundaries. I am humbled that God chose me to bring unity, love, and joy through each instrumental and lyrical interpretation. At the end of the day, if I helped introduce someone to Christ or lifted them from whatever may be going on in life through the music God has birthed out of me, my labor is NOT in Vain”.
A CD Release event held Friday, January 22nd with special guests to include Giloh Morgan, Nikki Potts (Kurt Carr Singers) and Lena Byrd Miles. The Hymnal (My Interpretation) will hit all digital outlets in the coming weeks.