Joe Melashenko

For the past 60 years, audiences all over the world have listened to and appreciated the bass voice of Joe Melashenko. As a young man growing up on the farmlands of Saskatchewan, Canada, Joe used to milk 10-12 cows by hand twice a day. To pass the time, he would sing. He could milk the cows in three-four and four-four time!

When he was in his early 20s, he won numerous amateur hours and other talent programs. Eventually, he began to sing on coast-to-coast radio in Canada as the ""Voice of the Deep"". In 1948, he joined the King's Heralds quartet as their bass.

Joe & Anne (his wife) had five sons and taught them to sing at an early age. In the late 50's, the family moved to Massachusetts where Joe was a singing evangelist with the late George Vandeman. His musical family became an important part of his music ministry. The family also spent years in Bermuda, Maryland, and California. Joe was an evangelist with the Voice of Prophecy for 20 years, either in a full-time singing role or as a preaching evangelist.

Joe has performed in more than 25 countries around the world. Joe's parents migrated from Russia in 1910. One of Joe's greatest thrills was to return a few years ago to the former Soviet Union with the Voice of Prophecy to conduct evangelistic crusades and sing in Russia and the Ukraine. He still speaks both languages quite fluently.

Joe and his wife have hosted numerous cruises with SDA groups during the past 10 years. One of their favorite cruises is the Inland Passage to Alaska.

Joe's leisure activities include gardening (he is a genuine green thumb), golfing, metal detecting (he has an incredible knack for finding buried treasure!)

The album, Reflections, is a collection of some of the favorites that have been recorded through the years. This collection of songs is remixed and remasterd from the original reel to reel studio tapes recorded in the 60s and 70s.

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