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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 -
Music is always a great gift to receive, and to give. You can purchase your copy of TRIUMPH(ant) right here.
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.
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.
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.
January - 8 Clockwork Band (variety) New Freedom VFW, New Freedom PA
123 W Main St, New Freedom, PA 17349.
8 - 12
January 16 -Arkitekture (classic and contemporary jazz)
The Ice House Café, 760 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170.
7:30 - 11:00
February 5 - Bethesda Jazz and Blues
7719 Wisconsin Street, Bethesda MD 20814.
February 6 - Clockwork Band (variety)
Main Street Station Café, 20 South Main Street, Port Deposit, MD
February 12 - Clockwork Band (variety)
The American Legion Post 143, 214 Market Street, New Cumberland PA 17070
February 14 - Center for Spiritual Living Central Maryland
362 Main Street, Reisterstown, MD 21136
February 19 - Clockwork Band
Etters VFW Post #1
1095 Pines Road, Goldsboro, PA 17319
8 - 12
March - Spring to Life IV/Spiritual Café (concert series)
The Spiritual Empowerment Center
Date and Time: TBA