Special Tribute: Gian Cage, (Grown Folks Night) I've performed at several venues in the United States and Europe throughout my life and have had the opportunity to sit and talk with some of the legends that it made this field the phenomenal place it is to be. Spending time with people like Patti LaBelle, and meeting James Brown, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, so many others! It's been a great learning experience. It's amazing. I made up my mind when I came to Nashville I was going to do it. I was going to go hard or I wasn't going to go at all. When I met Jerome Preston I met the missing piece of the puzzle. We gelled like no two performers have ever gelled before. We were like thunder and lightning, peanut butter and jelly, hot sauce and chicken wings, you get the idea. We have torn up stages in Nashville, Wartrace, Russellville, and many more beautiful places here in Tennessee. Breaking down racial barriers and we've changed one sided minds. We've brought the message of love and hard work to the table in a fun and easy way to accept...musically. Of course my main motivation has been and always will be my family. My 6 children and my amazing wife Amanda. They deal with me being gone a lot and that's not easy to do. I carry them in my heart everywhere I go and always dedicate my special songs to them. I ALWAYS thought that these things happened when a performer was about to QUIT, and if that's the case you may have the wrong guy...lol! I'm going to do this until I can't talk anymore and even then I'll STILL tap my toes and snap my fingers. I thank you all deeply for this honor and hope and pray God allows me to entertain you for 45 more years! I love you and thank you.
Special Tribute: Roderic' Wayne Bronaugh, Tuesday, February 10, 2015 @ Carol Ann's Restaurant, 407 Murfreesboro Pk. 6pm - 10pm. Tennessee Rhythm and Blues Society Jam, (Grown Folks Night), Jimmy Church, Host. Roderic Wayne Bronaugh “I believe that God placed a song in my heart and music in my soul, and when I sing I let go and experience the gifts that I have been blessed with.” - Rod Wayne - “Rod Wayne” began his musical journey at the age of 10, in the Catholic Church, playing the organ for mass. This Nashvillian graduated from Tennessee State University, with a degree in music. As he grew, so did his creativity and experiences, that have positioned him as a forerunner in the entertainment industry. Rod Wayne former lead vocalist has trained long and hard to achieve excellence and versatility. As a classroom teacher, he has touched the lives of children in both Nashville and NY public schools. While widening the knowledge base of others he has empowered himself to be inclusive in setting trends in the music that we listen to. ROMANTIC, SEXY, MOVING, BRILLIANT, TALENTED, SMOOTH, MELLOW, A VOICE LIKE SILK, AN UNBELIEVABLE FIVE OCTAVE RANG, SHIMMERING FALSETTO TONES THAT MAKE WOMEN SCREAM FOR MORE . . . are just a few descriptions of the unique styles of Rod Wayne. SACRIFICE AND HARD WORK . . . “ It takes money to bring dreams to reality. There were so many times I have wanted to just sit down, as I have stood in front of a classroom by day and an audience by night, when you’re in Nashville in the morning, catching a plane in the afternoon, and on stage in LA at night! I have had to save and sacrifice to prepare for the challenge to be successful. It’s amazing what one can do when you put your mind to it.” Once known as the “Magic Music Man” on a educational TV series, “Rod Wayne” incorporated drama and music to teach music theory to children. This opened the door to scoring musical plays, scoring commercials, writing, and performing. Aleese Simmons“Love You Better” Hush/Capitol Records - Rod Wayne, Song Writer Blue Magic “Fight Last Night” Big East Entertainment - Rod Wayne, Song Writer His voice has sweetened the backgrounds of many unknown and known artist: Ashford and Simpson Bobby Jones Melissa Morgan Merle Haggard Bobby Brown “Rod Wayne” has evolved from singing with: Togethernystics Nashville Natural Experience Nashville/Los Angeles New Life Singer’s Bobby Jones Gospel/WSM TV Rod Wayne & Company Budweiser Showdown Winner Arpeggio Los Angeles/Polydor Records Blue Magic (1990-2004) NY/Big East Entertainment Majik (2004-Present)
Special Tribute: Matthew "MD" McCoy. Matthew “M.D.” McCoy MD stands for the Music Doctor. This is a name given to Matthew McCoy from folk in North Nashville, in particular those persons affiliated with Cobalt Blue and the artist community. No he doesn’t have any degree’s in music but he has a natural gift and ear for music. He is a musician, a producer, a writer, a performer, a scholar and foremost…an Artist. Born and raised in Little Rock, Ark., MD came to Nashville, TN. to pursue graduate school at Vanderbilt Divinity School. He has taught at Fisk University for the last ten years. This may seem like a separate topic, however, MD’s scholarship has always influenced his art…or rather…his art has always informed his scholarship…they come from the same place…the desire to be a positive vibration and embrace and celebrate life. His primary instrument is the guitar. He loves to play the bass though he would not call himself a bass player. He can find his way around the keys and he is also learning to play other instruments as well. In production he prefers to work with writers by producing music that helps to bring out the story they are telling. He has produced tracks for other artist’s, appeared as guest emcee and vocalist on record, performed with other artists live as emcee/vocalist and musician. He is currently working on multiple projects, including his own and an MD and Cobalt Blue project. He is the primary song writer and front man for MD and Cobalt Blue.
Special Tribute: Paris Delane December 30, 2014 6pm - 10pm @ Carol Ann's Restaurant, 407 Murfreesboro Rd., Nashville, TN. (Grown Folks Night), Tennessee Rhythm & Blues Society, Jimmy Church, Host A voice that has an astonishing seven octave vocal range draws you in with messages from the heart and soul. The presence of Paris Delane on stage is so overwhelming it's an experience one does not forget." Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, in a neighborhood where statistically young black men don’t live past the age of sixteen, Paris Delane discovered himself in his music. His mother Lillian put a guitar in his hands at eight years old and by the time he was nine, he had begun to write his own songs. As Paris discovered life through a young boys eyes, he was influenced musically by his mother, Lillian, who sang with legendary gospel singer Albertina Walker. Lillian inspired her son with her two recordings, "Great is the Lord" and "I'm a child of the King." Paris was also influenced by legendary singers and musicians such as Miles Davis, Mavis Staples, John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, and Otis Redding. As he grew up on the streets, Paris continued to sing in his neighborhood, church, and talent shows; and in addition, he formed a r&b/rock band in high school. Along the way Paris learned to play the piano, bass guitar, drums, flute, and saxophone. Paris took a short hiatus from music when he was twenty four and moved to Florida, where he pursued other endeavors. It wasn't long before Paris moved back to Chicago where he once again began to sing. Paris was soon inspired by a group singing and drawing crowds in the subway. With unbridled passion, one snowy day Paris grabbed his guitar and headed to the subway to pursue his sole motivation, which was to simply play his music. Paris discovered that others received incredible enjoyment from his passion and the subway gig became a daily occurrence, with an overwhelming underground following. Paris invited Sam Hogan and Michael Scott to join him to form a trio and not long after that Rough, Smooth and Silk was born. The trio became a huge sensation in the Chicago area, singing "The Ballad of the Bulls" for Michael Jordan and the rest of the Bulls on the Oprah Winfrey show and opening for the living legend, Aretha Franklin. The trio peeked the attention of another local musician named Dan Pritzker, who is the son of the great late Jay Pritzker, owner and founder of the Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Dan Pritzker, impressed with the talent and very real persona of the trio, joined them to form the enormously successful band, Sonia Dada. Paris helped form the Rocket Soul band that lasted for fifteen years, touring throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. Paris has earned numerous awards such as Triple Platinum, Double platinum, and Platinum and Gold from thier hit song called, Lover Lover You Don't Treat Me No Good No More the Jerrod Niemann covered. He has won a Cleo award and is featured on the movie sound track for "Nothing to Lose" starring Martin Lawrence and Tim Robbins, as well as the Sound Track for the movie "Waterproof" starring Burt Reynolds April Grace, Orlando Jones and Janet Dubois, which was written by Barry Berman who wrote Benny and Joon. An esteemed talent, Paris has toured with Carlos Santana, Steve Winwood and Traffic, Tower Of Power, and The Allman Brothers. Paris has opened and shared the stage with other great performing legends, Bob Dylan, James Brown, Bruce Hornsby, Funky Meters, Peter Gabriel, Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples, the great late Rick Danko of The Band, and the great late Muddy Waters, to mention only a few! Paris has also been recognized on talk shows such as Conan Obrien and Regis and Kathy Lee; as well as entertained for the Australian Music Awards with host Will Smith. Paris’ achievements are endless, also recording with Music Giants, Marianne Faithful, John Oates and Billy Corgan. The creative talent and passion in the heart and soul of Paris Delane will continue to touch the hearts of audiences for as long as God grants us the gift of his magnificent spirit. Influences Miles Davis, Isaac Hayes, Jimi Hendricks, Howling Wolf, Prince, Aretha Franklin, The Staple Singers, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page. The Temptations, and everyone from Motown, Staxx, Chess, and VJ Records
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