Old-style country gospel with humour by Grambo

Old style country gospel music will be served up with some Scandinavian humour at two Ken Grambo concerts in Central Alberta.

Old style country gospel music will be served up with some Scandinavian humour at two Ken Grambo concerts in Central Alberta.

The Saskatchewan-born Lutheran pastor who retired to Delta, B.C., will sing songs to instill listeners with peace and joy on Thursday, April 16, in Ponoka and Friday, April 17, in Wetaskiwin.

“I sing about my own struggles or questions in life, and the grace of God’s love and forgiveness,” said Grambo, whose new album of family hymns and gospel classics is called Sing Me Home.

“I grew up listening to those early country gospel artists and started singing to the chickens and cows,” recalled Grambo, who used to be a pastor in the Camrose area.

He recognizes the power of humour to lift people’s spirits. “You can either laugh until you cry or cry until you laugh.”

Grambo will perform at 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion in Ponoka. Admission is by a free will offering.

Tickets to his 7:30 p.m. concert at the Rainbow Corral in Wetaskiwin are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. They are available from Music City and Thane’s Music Shop in Wetaskiwin and Rose City Barbers in Camrose.

Just Posted

Hospitalizations jump in Red Deer due to opioid poisonings

Small city hospitals impacted more by opioid crisis

Central Alberta councils learn more about Bighorn Country proposal

A collection of central Alberta politicians are learning more about the province’s… Continue reading

High-speed chase led to fatal collision, jury hears

A Delburne man accused of manslaughter caused a fatal rollover collision during… Continue reading

‘Part of the solution:’ Alberta seeks proposals to build new refinery

EDMONTON — Alberta is looking for someone to build a new oil… Continue reading

Online ads spoil Christmas surprises, raising privacy concerns: experts

Lisa Clyburn knew she had found the perfect gift for her nine-year-old… Continue reading

Sebastian Giovinco, Jonathan Osorio and Adriana Leon up for top CONCACAF awards

Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco and Jonathan Osorio are up for CONCACAF male… Continue reading

Huitema, Cornelius named 2018 Canadian Youth International Players of the Year

TORONTO — Canada Soccer has named striker Jordyn Huitema and defender Derek… Continue reading

Review: Too much Spider-Man? Not in the Spider-Verse

You might be forgiven for feeling superhero overload this holiday season. Had… Continue reading

‘Modern Family’s’ Sarah Hyland had second kidney transplant

LOS ANGELES — “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland says she had a… Continue reading

Orlando SC acquires Canadian Tesho Akindele in trade with FC Dallas for cash

ORLANDO, Fla. — Canadian forward Tesho Akindele was traded to Orlando City… Continue reading

Koskinen notches third shutout, McDavid gets winner as Oilers blank Flames 1-0

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers appear to have shored up their defence… Continue reading

Most Read