Avery Sunshine

The first (and only) time I met Avery*Sunshine was at the 2011 Soul Music Summit in Atlanta. She admired my purse.  That was when I knew we were kindred spirits.  But we also sat on the same panel during the summit.  She is such a bright spirit. I went to see her perform at a […]

Review: Lalah Hathaway in Concert

By Madeline Sutton Before Lalah came on stage in Atlanta on October 1, 2016, she asked that all cell phones be turned off, so that we could be “fully in the experience.” And what an experience it was! Lalah’s voice is exquisite and silky and powerful and something meant to be experienced live. The recording […]

CD Review: Maysa – Back 2 Love

This Baltimore-born singer’s 11th solo release might be one of her best in years. It is a passionate, swinging album with a collection of pristine tunes from start to finish that also reveal her ability to tackle topics that most singers probably wouldn’t. Let’s begin with “Go Away Little Boy,” a slow-tempo tune in which […]

CD Review: Najee – You, Me And Forever

On his seventeenth album as a bandleader, the New York-born saxophonist revisits a handful of classics alongside a collection of well-crafted originals.  The first cover to catch our attention was his complete reinvention of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s ”Wave,”  which here is miles away from Rio de Janeiro.  The tune begins with a flurry of notes and then follows with a neo-soul arrangement featuring accomplished solos from Najee and master pianist Robert Damper, a musician […]

The Neo Souls Show Presents ISH!

There is nothing more beautiful than black love!! We are blessed to have an amazing group on the show with us tonight. We introduced them to you on the “In Rotation” playlist on May 27 playing their single Pineapple Tuesday. Kudos to MJ for wasting no time in booking this husband and wife duo. Did […]