Dino Dunsford is presenting his second Gaither-style gospel concert on Sunday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m., at Winsloe United Church.
For this show, he is adding lead and harmony vocalists by Rita Watts and, for the first time, Jolee Patkai.
Watts grew up singing amongst the waves at Victoria by-the-Sea, her childhood home, which she loved enough to name her first, original award-winning song. Since then she has written many and enjoyed sharing them at concerts benefits. She has provided back-up vocals on CDs for Betty Lou Jordan, Brenda Sherry, Peter Burke, Dunsford and Peter MacDougall.
One of her greatest honours was being one of four Islanders invited to perform at a Summerside Lobster Festival Concert emceed by one of her favourite singer/song-writers – Valdy.
Watts has been a regular with Dino and the Harmonies for years and is well known as a songwriter with a wonderful lead/harmony voice.
Patkai, a member of Treble with Girls, also stars as Loretta Lynn with the Lady Singers of our Century. This will be her second all- gospel show. Patkai has written numerous songs, which are included on her two recordings. This past summer shewas invited to sing with Carroll Baker at the Harbourfront Theatre, Summerside.
These musicians will be backed up by Judy Lowe, keyboards, Heartz Godkin, bass, and Brian Knox, drums.
Dunsford is looking forward to the concert.
“The gospel show will have a Gaither group feel, and singing along is encouraged,” he says.
Dunsford, who has played many styles of music for decades, won a Music P.E.I. award for his gospel CD in 2004 and male vocalist award for P.E.I. in the 1980s.
There will be a light lunch. Tickets are available at the door, which opens at 6:30 p.m.