Keep Your Hand on That Plow and Hold On

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dc.contributor.author Settles, Odessa
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-06T19:53:05Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-06T19:53:05Z
dc.date.issued 2008-02-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/5142
dc.description Odessa Settles, a native Nashvillian, is an artist with experience in the performing arts. The song Odessa performed at the Sacred Blues Concert, “Keep Your Hand on That Plow and Hold On,” addresses the dichotomous yet blended nature of sacred and blues. Growing up in an African American family and culture whose spiritual music included songs of hope and freedom, she saw how music helps one cope and persevere. Witnessing the Civil Rights Movement led her to spend her life building bridges in the spirit of reconciliation and working to end racial inequalities. To this end, music is her tool of choice, enabling her to collaborate with like-minded people. Currently, she is active both in the music industry, as a folk singer, songwriter, and manager of local music groups, and as an RN working with infants born at risk, thereby fulfilling her missions in life to minister to the sick and work as an artist teaching others the lessons she has learned. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Vanderbilt Divinity School, Downtown Presbyterian Church at Nashville, Center for the Study of Religion and Culture en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Music, Religion, and the South en_US
dc.subject God in Music City en_US
dc.subject Vanderbilt University. -- Divinity Library Exhibit 2012 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Blues (Music) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Spirituals (Songs) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Settles, Odessa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Vanderbilt University. -- Center for the Study of Religion and Culture en_US
dc.title Keep Your Hand on That Plow and Hold On en_US
dc.type Recording, musical en_US

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