Gospel Machine

Gospel Machine is garage gospel band out of Northeast Minneapolis resurrecting the soul and R&B styles of the 1960’s. The band features Jayanthi Kyle (Romantica, Black Audience) on vocals and members of Twin Cities rock band The Small Cities - Wes Burdine (guitar, backing vox), Jimmy Osterholt (Bass), Scott Munson (keys), and David Osborn (drums).

Gospel Machine formed in 2011 when Burdine wrote a soul/gospel liturgy for a Lutheran church in Northeast Minneapolis called Mercy Seat Lutheran Church. He asked Kyle and his bandmates from The Small Cities to back him for the occasion. They had such a good time that Wes started writing more material in the vein of his heroes Nina Simone, Otis Redding, and Sam Cooke. In 2012, they took their music to the clubs and in 2013 started recording their debut record, Your Holy Ghost.

Your Holy Ghost will be released in the winter of 2015.

Past Shows


Feb
24
th
2016
Turf Club
Feb
24
th
2016
Turf Club

GoJohnnyGo Records Third Anniversary Party

with Low Cut Connie, MARK LICKTEIG & ALI WASHINGTON with THE VICIOUS LICKS and Gospel Machine
Jan
23
rd
2016
Mainroom
Nov
12
th
2015
7th St Entry
May
6
th
2015
7th St Entry
May
6
th
2015
7th St Entry
Mar
20
th
2015
Turf Club

More Shows

Apr
4
th
Fine Line

The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell

with Jeremy Ivey
Nov
13
th
The Cedar Cultural Center

Nada Surf

Sep
12
th
First Avenue

Waxahatchee

with Katy Kirby
Jun
19
th
Fine Line
Cancelled

Flora Cash