Blanca, a New York-native artist of Puerto Rican descent, embarked on a quest to rediscover her heritage after facing a season of hardship with losing her parents to cancer, which inspired her to create music in Spanish.
Set for release spring 2017, The Beatitudes Project – a book: Words From the Hill (An Invitation to the Unexpected) from NavPress, a full-length album: Beatitudes with The Fuel Music, and a documentary film currently in the works – reveals a wide world of connected stories: real people from all faiths and walks of life who embody mercy, poverty, meekness, the hungry and thirsty, the peacemakers, the mourners, and the pure in heart—as seen, heard and experienced through a twenty-first century lens.
Its first audience was made up of fellow farmhands. Its first album was recorded in a rented room at San Antonio’s Gunter Hotel. And yet, The Chuck Wagon Gang, America’s beloved gospel group, went on to sell 40 million records over their eight-decade career. Today, the group holds the distinction of being the oldest mixed gospel recording group still performing with ties to its original founder.