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Kirk Franklin, Ledisi & PJ Morton

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Oct 27, 2017 – 7:30 PM

  • Kirk Franklin
  • Ledisi
  • PJ Morton

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$38.50 - $83.50
Kirk Franklin: Kirk Dewayne Franklin is an American gospel musician, choir director, and author. He is known for leading urban contemporary gospel choirs such as The Family, God's Property and One Nation Crew (1NC), and has won multiple awards, including twelve Grammy Awards. (-Wikipedia)

Ledisi: For Ledisi, singing her soul over funked-out R&B tracks just comes naturally. The New Orleans native has been a neo-soul mainstay for the better part of the last decade and she is hoping that her fifth album will make her a household name. She will release "Pieces of Me" this June, 2011 and will tour in support of the album. Ledisi tour dates are currently available and tickets are on sale.

Ledisi was born into a musical family, and she drew inspiration from her soul-singer mother and the rich cultural history of Louisiana. She began performing with the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra where she honed her vocal ability before moving to Oakland to enroll at the University of California - Berkley. She studied opera and piano for several years before forming the group Anibade in the late '90s. The group recorded a demo and shopped it around to all the major labels, but was unable to secure a deal.

After her stint with Anibade, Ledisi decided to go solo and she released her debut album "Soulsinger: The Revival," on her own independent label, LeSun Records. In support of the album, she re-teamed with Anibade and toured the country, however, the album didn't make an impact on the charts. She released her sophomore set, "Feeling Orange but Sometimes Blue", in 2002 and was able to garner some national attention and acclaim. In 2003, the album won her the California Music Award for Outstanding Jazz Album and her songs were licensed out to commercials.

Ledisi went on a five year hiatus before signing a major-label deal with Verve Records. She released "Lost & Found" in 2007 and the album quickly made an impact on the Billboard charts. The album spawned the singles "Alright" and "Think of You", and peaked at #10 on the R&B albums survey. She gained mainstream attention when she was nominated for two awards at the 2008 Grammy's, including Best New Artist and Best R&B album for "Lost and Found". Ledisi tour dates were scheduled in support of the album and in light of the critical attention that she was receiving.

She went on to release her fourth and most recent album, "Turn Me Loose", in 2008. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard R&B Charts and featured production by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis as well as Raphael Saddiq. The album was nominated for Best R&B album and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for the single "Goin' Thru Changes", at the 2010 Grammy Awards.

Ledisi will release "Pieces of Me" this June, 2011 and will tour in support of the album. Ledisi concert dates are currently scheduled nationally with R&B crooner, Kem, this 2011. She is redefining neo-soul with her jazz infused melodies and silky smooth vocals. Use Eventful as your source for Ledisi tour dates and concert schedule information.

PJ Morton: PJ Morton, a native of New Orleans, LA, most often describes his music as feel good music that lyrically tells stories about life and lovemusic that makes your heart think. He coins his style of music, soulful pop. This 25-year old musical prodigy is indubitably a true seasoned musician who has garnered a reputation for writing and producing warm, heart-felt, and infectious songs that engage the heart. His humble, yet aggressive spirit, along with his prolific musical talents has afforded him with many opportunities to fall comfortably into the music industry. With PJ's background in music, it is no wonder that he has found himself right at home in the music business. Coming from a musical background, PJ got his start singing in the church. He began to play the piano at the age of eight years old and by the age of 14, he was already writing and producing. His dream of becoming an artist began to take shape while he was in high school. PJ's hard work and dedication to his craft is gaining him national and international notoriety in the music industry. PJ is a Grammy-award winning writer and producer who can be cited for writing and producing for a wide array of artists. His creative prowess allows him to cross all genres of music. He has worked with a range of noteworthy artists from India.Arie to gospel superstar Fred Hammond. He recently teamed up with super producer Jermaine Dupri to co-write for such platinum artists as Jagged Edge, Monica, Heather Headley and LL Cool J. PJ just recently signed a publishing deal with Famous music publishing, the music publishing division of Paramount pictures. Having influences that range from Stevie Wonder to James Taylor, PJ reminisces on his childhood. "When I was younger, my mother would put on the Beatles and explain the songs it made me focus on the writers. Ive never been drawn to one style of music; its always been about the songwriters. Thats why Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Sting and James Taylor touched me so because of the songs." Because of the uniqueness of PJs music, one cannot place him in one specific category. He says it best by stating, "Whatever genre you can stick Stevie Wonder or Sting in .Ill take that!" He has the necessary ingredients it takes to break new ground; to be a trailblazer! Without so much as a second thought, he will raise the bar in the industry! If one had to use one word to describe him, it would be FREE, because he does not worry about much. In his own words, PJ sums it up, "I just keep moving, because I know that its not my fight anyway. So, I just do what I do and let God do the rest!!!"

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