I'm Deletta Gillespie, a multidisciplinary performing artist, singer-songwriter and educator who creates musical and theatrical work that focuses on the themes of social change, justice and spirituality.
My work bears the trademarks of my sense of the quirky and absurd as filtered through the lens of my spirituality. On my own, and through collaboration with other artists, my mission is to devise work that serves as a conduit for facilitating dialogue, communication, and understanding between peoples and communities.
Having walked away from two record deals over the course of her twenty-plus years in the music industry, singer/songwriter and performing artist Deletta Gillespie finally realized her dream of becoming a recording artist in 2013, and she's done it on her own terms.
Her first outing as a recording artist is called TRIUMPH(ant). The album is an eclectic collection of songs that celebrate triumphing over life's challenges and the lessons learned in that process. The music is firmly rooted in classic r&b and jazz, yet flavored with Gillespie' s favorite musical styles such as reggae, blues, and dance/disco. There' s even an slight nod to the hybrid of African and Celtic music .Gillespie wrote the music for nine of the ten tracks, and co-wrote lyrics on three of those nine tracks with spoken word artist Shameeka Dream and singer/songwriter Novelair Peele.
Recorded live in front of an audience, the collection of songs on TRIUMPH(ant) are infused with messages of self-empowerment, or of social and spiritual relevance.
Since the cd's release on May 25th, it has garnered international attention, having been featured on the UK's Indie-Music-Network for four weeks straight. It has also been featured on two other podcasts, one in the UK and one in New York.
To purchase the cd -
How about giving the gift of music this holiday season? You can purchase my cd TRIUMPH(ant) right here on this page! Simply click the buy button and complete the form as directed.
Your gift of music benefits not only the recipient, but the artists that make the music...many of us being independent artists that rely on the support of our loyal fans.
All cds purchased by December 20 will arrive by Christmas.
Of course, the cd is available in all digital retail music outlets (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc).
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!!
"Crossover, crossover, crossover! All kinds of music here!" - Chuck B.
"I play TRIUMPH(ant) every day on my way to work." - Barbara P.
"Good songs, great melodies, thoughtful lyrics." - John W.
"Background or foreground, it's easy on the ears." - Sam H.
"Beautiful Voice!" - Ruth C.
Since its release in 2013, Deletta Gillespie's debut cd TRIUMPH(ant), has been featured on internet radio stations around the world. This singer/songwriter/performing artist has written and recorded an eclectic and uplifting collection of songs. From blues to jazz to reggae to dance, the songs are a celebration of life and triumph.
Panties UP- Dress DOWN is a collection of stories that
convey how a mother converted her daughter's awkward and painful
childhood experiences into teachable moments. Told from the daugther's perspective, it is a verbal life instruction manual
sprinkled with childhood angst, humor and love.
See a clip here
Thanks so much to all that supported Panties UP, Dress DOWN, by attending the show and/or with a financial contribution. If you missed the show or didn't get to donate before, you can still donate!
The show is going on the road in 2015, and any gifts of support are appreciated as we plan the performance calendar for the upcoming year. Simply select the DONATE button, and you will be redirected to PayPal where you can make your contribution.
Spring to Life III - TRIUMPH(ant) was held on Sunday June 9 2013, but you can still make contributions to these wonderful organizations -
The Samaritan Women - the only residential facility on the east coast providing long-term care for survivors of human trafficking.
The Spiritual Empowerment Center - Affiliated with Centers for Spiritual Living.
December 4 - with The Rollex Band in Washington DC (private party)
December 8 - The Robert Hitz Studios and Family to Family Productions presents "Gifts for All Seasons". Holiday concert at Germano's Cabaret. 300 High Street in Baltimore's Little Italy. 410.752.4515 for reservations. Also, www.germanospiattini.com.
December 9 - with The Rollex Band at the Horseshoe Casino, Baltimore: 8 - 11:30 pm
December 12 - At the Baltimore Christmas Village - singing my originals and songs of the season. 501 Light Street at the West Shore Park - Inner Harbor, Baltimore. 5- 6 pm. Free. 443.600.7693. www.baltimore-christmas.com
December 12 - Kaleidoscope of Light Benefit Concert - with The Fruition Experience (New Thought Jazz), Krystleest Brown, myself, and The Spiritual Empowerment Center's Sounds of Love Vocal group. 7:00 - 9:00 pm, The Spiritual Empowerment Center. Tickets $15. https://www.facebook.com/groups/519812161404511/
December 15 - with The Rollex Band at the Charlestown Casino, Charlestown, WV; 7 - 11 pm
December 17 - with The Rollex Band - Annapolis Yacht Club (private)
December 22 - At the Baltimore Christmas Village - singing my originals and songs of the season. 501 Light Street, at the West Shore Park - Inner Harbor. Baltimore. 5- 6 pm. Free. 443.600.7693. www.baltimore-christmas.com.
December 31 NEW YEAR'S EVE - with The Rollex Band - Amy's Place, 5517 RITCHIE HWY STE B, BROOKLYN PARK MD 21225; 9 - 1 am