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Joshua Conyers

Chelsea Whitaker

  • Deezer
  • Spotify
  • iTunes

LC2403 - 8/2/2024

© ℗ 2024 Lexicon Classics.  All rights reserved.

Executive Producers: Gillian Riesen, Jonathan Conyers

Producer: Jonathan Estabrooks

Recording/Mixing Engineer: Stephen Roessner

Mastering: Stephen Roessner

Photography/Artwork design: Gillian Riesen, Emitha Studios


1. Joshua Fit da Battle of Jericho (2:22)    

arr. Margaret Bonds    


American Sonnets by Carlos Simon

2. I. Inside Me (5:15)

3. II. You Don't Seem (2:42)

4. III. I'm a Time Lord (3:59)


5. JOSHUA (Interlude) (0:18)      

arr. Margaret Bonds


6. Witness (2:53)      

arr. Hall Johnson    


Two Black Churches by Shawn Okpebholo

7. I. Ballad of Birmingham (9:30)

8. II. The Rain (6:15)


9. FIT DA (Interlude) (0:19)      

arr. Margaret Bonds


10. Ride On, King Jesus! (2:21)      

arr. Hall Johnson          


A Miracle in Legacy by Jasmine Arielle Barnes

11. I. Never More Than Nothin' (4:28)

12. II. Finding Voice (6:04)

13. III. Grown from a Miracle (5:31)

14. BATTLE (Interlude) (0:13)      

arr. Margaret Bonds

15. Ain't Got Time to Die (2:39)      

arr. Hall Johnson


In the tapestry of life, every thread weaves a story, and A Miracle in Legacy is the symphony of mine. Born into the crucible of poverty, haunted by the specter of addiction and abuse, my journey has been a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Yet, amid the shadows, I found my guiding light in the melodies of classical music.

This album is a testament to the transformative power of art, a chronicle of my odyssey from darkness to illumination. Each note, each crescendo, carries the weight of my struggles and the soaring triumph of my spirit. Through the haunting strains of strings and the ethereal resonance of keys, I have found solace, purpose, and redemption.

But my story is not mine alone. As a black man navigating the treacherous waters of a pandemic-ridden world, I stand as a testament to the perseverance of my community. In the face of adversity, we rise, we endure, and we thrive. A Miracle in Legacy is a tribute to the indomitable spirit of resilience that beats within the heart of every person of color.

And amidst the cacophony of chaos, I have found my true north in the role of fatherhood. My journey as a father is a sacred vow to break the cycle, to forge a path of hope and possibility for my son. Through every note sung, every lyric uttered, I am crafting a legacy of love, strength, and perseverance.

A Miracle in Legacy is not just an album; it is a testament to the transformative power of music, the resilience of the human spirit, and the enduring legacy of hope. It is a symphony of survival, a sonnet of strength, and a testament to the boundless potential of the human soul.

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