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 […]

Tey Yaniis

While music continues to break barriers in today’s society, the older generation of hip-hop/soul lovers tend to diverge from modern day music because of the inability to express lyrics that obtain substance, moral standards and positive world outlooks. For 25 year old lyricist Tey Yaniis bringing his old soul personality blending genres such as hip-hop, […]

Featured Artist: Zo!

“Zo! (n) … 3. A Musical Architect who utilizes all sound elements to form original compositions that can be classified under no single genre of music.” He is a multi-instrumentalist who says on his Twitter page “I create music. I teach music. I play different instruments. I combat nignorance. And most of all… I do […]

Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding by Ernest Barteldes Among the young breakout voices to emerge in the national jazz scene of late is this Oregon-born singer and acoustic bass player, who at 23 years of age has already become a professor at her Alma Mater, Boston’s Berklee College of Music. In addition to that, she has appeared and […]

Aloe Blacc

  When West Coast-based R&B singer based singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc comes on stage backed by his solid band, he presents a mix of modern and old-school vibe, showcasing his take on the classic soul revival that harkens back to the likes of Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye and other 60s pioneers, whose influence Blacc openly acknowledges […]