First Listen: Lisa Bellamy enters “In This House”

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    The contagious strength of music can connect people in so many ways.  For Lisa Bellamy, the gift of music has taken her to opera stages in Germany and Switzerland, and to performing gospel music in exquisite concert halls through France.  Through their already strong musical and spiritual bonds, the Arlington, Virginia native and her husband trumpeter William Fluker met when they toured with harpist Jeff Majors. 

    Bellamy’s soaring angelic voice, with elements of soul and contemporary jazz sprinkled gospel, took the 2021 single “What Will It Take” (from that E.P. Nothin’ But The Spirit) all the way to #1 on the Urban Influencer Gospel Radio Chart, which tracks upcoming and established artists who should be noted for their recorded efforts.

    The contagious strength of music can connect people in so many ways.  For Lisa Bellamy, the gift of music has taken her to opera stages in Germany and Switzerland, and to performing gospel music in exquisite concert halls through France.  Through their already strong musical and spiritual bonds, the Arlington, Virginia native and her husband trumpeter William Fluker met when they toured with harpist Jeff Majors. 

    Bellamy’s soaring angelic voice, with elements of soul and contemporary jazz sprinkled gospel, took the 2021 single “What Will It Take” (from that E.P. Nothin’ But The Spirit) all the way to #1 on the Urban Influencer Gospel Radio Chart, which tracks upcoming and established artists who should be noted for their recorded efforts.

    In our latest SoulTracks First Listen, we introduce Bellamy to our reads with “In This House” (Nspyre Music Group), another song that reminds us there is healing of the soul and mind, even during pressing times like the pandemic.  Bellamy states the song’s ultimate purpose: “I was thinking about all that’s happening in the world today, and the Lord led me to Psalm 122: 1-2 which says, ‘I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD.” Our feet are standing in your gates, O Jerusalem.”  And Bellamy delivers a sense of appropriate urgency without the vocal hype in a healthy mix of traditional church service and soul, backed by co-producers Fluker and Tim Johnson with drummer Dexter Pettaway (Phil Perry, Maysa). 

    Listen up and welcome Lisa Bellamy, a Gospel influencer and a talent who needs to be heard.

    By Peggy Oliver

    Lisa Bellamy – “In This House”

     
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