It may not be the first gospel polka album to have ever been recorded, but The Chardon Polka Band’s Old Time Tent Revival blazes new trails and offers a unique take on this traditional music. The Chardon Polka Band tackles your favorite old hymns and spirituals like only they can: with wit, nostalgia, humor, and a heartfelt affection for the source material. Highlighting some pieces from the band’s popular church service performances, the album features tunes like “In the Garden”, and “How Great Thou Art”. Familiar songs are given very different treatment, like “Amazing Grace” sung to the tune of “The Happy Wanderer”. The band shows off their choral backgrounds with vocal arrangements like “Ibidem Cervisa Non Set In Caelis” and “Responsorial Psalm for the Seventh Sunday”.
Whether you’ve grown up with these songs or are new to either the polka or gospel genres, The Chardon Polka Band’s Old Time Tent Revival is a well crafted blend of musical styles that any music fan can enjoy.