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"TBGB Pick of the Week: June 5, 2005"

“Because He Lives” Krista Alston from Golgotha CD Keep On Keepin’ On
2005 www.kristaalston.com

Chicagoan Krista Alston’s superbly produced debut CD Keep On Keepin’ On combines her Aretha-inspired vocals with bouncy, infectious beats and simple, singable songs.

However, what captured my attention was her performance of Gloria Gaither’s “Because He Lives.” Accompanying herself on electric keyboard, Krista turns the contemporary Christian song into a church-wrecker as she stretches her vocals to the limit, demonstrating what she has learned performing with gospel greats such as Inez Andrews and Albertina Walker. Krista applies the same classic vocal/piano arrangement to “His Eye is on the Sparrow,” but “Because He Lives” is the better of the two by a slim margin.

Producer Richard Gibbs and engineer Maurice Houston are to be commended for doing an excellent job making this independent production sound like a major label offering in its consistent depth and clarity.

posted by Bob Marovich at 4:26 PM

- Bob Marovich


"Krista's Album Is Great!"

I don't normally do this but I just wanted to reach out and give you some feedback on your album that I bought from CD Baby. "To everyone who said Krista what are you doing?" What you have done is recorded a wonderful album. You are Krista Alston of course but I hear Aretha Franklin in your voice on every track. The production and the songs are so good. I buy an awful lot of music and focus on brand new music but 'Keepin On' is one of the best albums I've heard so far this year.

Geoffrey

Starpoint Radio, Sky Digital Channel 913 & www.starpointradio.com

- Geoffrey


"Listen To Krista Alston on "Gospel Spotlight Showcase" Monday Thru Friday 1:00 PM WCEV AM 1450 Chicago"

"I am so happy that I had an opportunity to meet you and hear you sing live at the Harold Washington Cultural Center.
I will be featuring "Thank You Lord" as our show starter and look forward to promoting your album on the "Gospel Spotlight Showcase".

Marilyn Frizzle
Director of African American Programming
WCEV AM 1450 Chicago - Marilyn Frizzle, Disc Jockey and Director of African American Programming


"INCREDIBLE VOICE!!!"


Loved this CD. It was a nice blend of old gospel standards and some original contemporary compositions. This CD can be appreciated by all ages !!! - Karen W.


Discography

"Keep On Keepin On"

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Bio

Krista Alston began piano lessons at eight years old on the west side of Chicago.
She was appointed pianist and director of the junior choir of her church at the tender age of 8. And later became the assistant minister of music and Youth Choir Director.
She is a former Chicago Public Schools music teacher who has answered to her calling to minister to the saved and the lost through her music.
Krista majored in instrumental music at Dunbar Vocational H.S. and furthered her music education at Chicago State University earning a bachelors degree in Music Education.
She developed a love for all genres of music at an early age, but her first love is Gospel/Inspirational. She studied gospel, classical and jazz music during her tenure at Chicago State University. During her study of music she realized that soul music was mandatory when performing. Her vocal style is a collective expression of all genres of music that she studied and love.
Krista's voice is powerful yet soothing, well controlled and captivating.
She has performed with gospel greats Inez Andrews, Albertina Walker and Stanley Keeble. She has also performed with the Nichols Singers, Percy Gray and the God Is Productions, Inc Mass Choir, gospel recording artist and producer, Pastor Christoher T. Harris, Sr.
She has recorded jingles for Chuck Colbert Communications Inc. for former U.S. Senator Carol Mosley Braun, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Illinois States Attorney Jack O'Malley.
Krista Alston is featured on the sound track
"Up Against the Wall" starring Stoney Jackson. Performances at the Back to the Root Musical at Kennedy King College with Linda Leilani Brown ( Star of Broadway Dream Girls ), The Taste of Chicago, The Roots Festival in the Bronzeville Community, and the Bobby Jones Gospel Show.
The title track "Keep On Keepin On" was a WGCI HOME JAM contest finalist in Chicago in 2002.
In collaboration with Richard Gibbs and Maurice Houston, Krista co-produced her debut album,
"Keep On Keepin On".
Krista's primary purpose is to worship and praise God during her performances. She lifts her voice for His glory and prays that souls will be saved and inspired through her music ministry.