WOW! I have to start this review with that reaction because days later I am left speechless from this amazing tour!
Ok, I think I can somewhat put into words this musical experience now… So, on this past weekend, I attended The Bloody Win Tour in Atlanta, GA featuring Tye Tribbett, J.J. Hairston, Tasha Cobbs (not on this city stop) & Jekalyn Carr. Now, I should have already began to prepare myself based on this crazy line-up, but that’s another story. Any who, the concert started off on 10 with the young & talented Jekalyn Carr. She opened with her hit single “Bigger” and was nothing short of power-packed vocals! She even took us back during her set with her first hit single “Greater Is Coming”. Her pure, strong tone pierced through each note and connected immediately with the packed audience. This was my first time seeing her live & I must say I was beyond amazed by her vocal range & ability. She owned the stage from beginning to end and her background vocals & band did not disappoint.
If she wasn’t enough, J.J. Hairston continued the momentum with a high-spirited set which included his single “You Deserve It”. His vocals were flawless and his group SANG & I do mean they SANG ! …(correctly writing “sung” does not do their vocal abilities justice, #sorrynotsorry). There were several mic tosses during the set which included Sunday’s Best own Zebulon Ellis who was phenomenal & Award-winning, gospel artist Byron Cage.
And last but not least, after a brief intermission, the last part of the concert began with a provoking video on today’s many challenges to open Tye Tribbett’s set. I must say, at this point, I was too amped. His set included an intricate, theatrical intro that encompassed incredible musicianship & visuals. Vocal acrobatics? Understatement. Harmonies? Insane. Choreography? Fresh. And let us show some extra loved to the phonemonal band that played for every artist…they were frickin’ AH-mazing! Special shout out to the female guitar player #femalemusiciansrock. She held it all the way down.
So there you have it…the only thing left to say to sum up this tour…WOW! It is a true, musical experience…like, you really need this in your life. To find out when they will be in a city near you and more info, visit BloodyWinTour.com. And if you aren’t familiar with Tye Tribbett’s latest music, check it out here! The Bloody Win Tour gets plenty of Musician Love!
It always amazes me how many doors can be opened through amazing artistry. I know several great musicians who are living out their dreams because of it. I am pleased to announce and launch my new series the (ML) Musician Love Spotlight. I will highlight, interview and show love to various musicians who are making great strides in the music industry.
We begin the first ML Spotlight with professional guitarist/writer/composer Lester Lands. Lester is from New Orleans, Louisiana. He currently resides in Los Angeles. He has played all over the world–extensively throughout Europe–with other great jazz musicians. His musical influences include the legendary George Benson.
Lester was recently apart of a musical segment for the NFL that aired on Fox Sports viewed by millions! In the video, Lester is shown singing lead vocals and playing guitar backed by a trio of great musicians. He brings the blues to the NFL in a major way with shots being flashed of various key players. Lester’s witty lyrics highlights players such as Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys, Newton of the Carolina Panthers & many more. Do yourself a favor and view the footage here. It isn’t everyday that these type of opportunities are granted, which reflects how incredible of a musician and person Lester truly is. Make sure to show this musician love! #musicianlove
Connect with Lester Lands on facebook at facebook.com/lester.lands.
One phrase: Tribute Thursdays. If you haven’t heard about it, you’re just in time. Charles Chaffer, CEO of Chaffer Productions® continues to impact the music scene with his hit series Tribute Thursdays at Atlanta’s historic Apache Café. The event takes place every 3rd Thursday of each month.
Each show kicks off with amazing live arrangements by the house band and music spins provided by DJ Nephu. This month’s show is a tribute to the legendary group Earth, Wind & Fire. The artists line up includes Rahbi, Shena Renee, Ricky Mallory, “RicMal”, Daniel “Skyhigh” McClain and Ron James.
Past shows have included tributes to Lauryn Hill, Luther Vandross, Chaka Khan, Teddy Riley, Brandy and R. Kelly. And every show always includes huge surprises. For instance, the tribute show for R. Kelly included celebrity guests such as Q. Parker and Grammy-award artist Lecrae who was impressed with the event. “I mean, it was phenomenal music,” stated Lecrae. “The tribute was amazing. Obviously, the artists and singers that did their thing were phenomenal”. Another previous show was full of giveaways which included Michael Kors gift cards for two lucky attendees.
Every tribute show turns into standing room only and attendees leave with an incredible experience, myself included. First time attendee Stacey J. felt the tribute shows are much needed. “So first of all I am from the old school era, so I appreciate good music. This was absolutely much needed especially if you’re and 80s, 90s baby.” Stacey also shared the following. “The house was packed wall to wall and I was standing up—and I don’t like to stand up, but it’s worth standing. All the entertainers were awesome. You can’t pick out a favorite moment,” stated Stacey J. Tribute Thursdays is shining light and showing love to Atlanta’s musicians and artists.
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