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.