Ben Sollee is like no other cellist/singer-songwriter you have ever heard! His style is a mix of the Appalachian music he heard while growing up in Kentucky to the R&B style that fits his soulful voice and thoughtful lyrics. At the heart of Ben’s drive is the desire to bring communities together with music and he likes the idea of doing good things with good people. These ideas have been well received by other musicians, as his collaborations have shown.
The Persuasions are the undisputed heavyweight champions of a cappella. They are to singing what Muhammed Ali was to boxing; invincible, innovative, original, and beautiful. Together since they started singing on the stoops of Brooklyn in 1961, The Persuasions have released 18 albums, and have recorded or performed with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Van Morrison, and BB King. Original members Jimmy Hayes, Joe Russell and Jayotis Washington are joined by Reggie Moore and Ray Sanders.
ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD featuring CYRIL NEVILLE, DEVON ALLMAN and MIKE ZITO
If you like your blues rock with a funky New Orleans backbeat. This is the show for you. This band features the twin guitars of Devon Allman and Mike Zito with the funky groove of Cyril Neville and a red hot rhythm section. With a bloodline and music lineage that flows from Professor Long Hair to Muddy Waters, Mississippi Fred McDowell to Government Mule, Allman's southern JAM ROCK to the Neville Brother's SOUTHERN SOUL music, the ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD keeps a long musical tradition burning bright. RoyalSouthernBrotherhood.com
One of the driving forces behind cult heroes Green on Red and the influential L.A. Paisley Underground scene in the 1980s, Prophet's creative mold was actually cast in San Francisco. Recalls Prophet, "Temple Beautiful is the name of a long closed rock and roll club which was between Bill Graham's iconic Fillmore Ballroom and the tragic storefront church founded by the Reverend Jim Jones. It's where I saw my first gigs."