Friday, March 28th, 2014 at 7:00pm
SonnyBoy is a song writer, composer, arranger and producer of a unique and creative live-band sound that challenges the existing technology enhanced sound of today's music.
Raised in Milwaukee Wi, Shel Riser, was given the nick name SonnyBoy, learning to play multiple instruments in the more Gospel/R&B tradition he found him self working with Funk, Reggae, Hip hop and Rock Bands. Inspired by his Blues singer Uncle, "Sonny Green", a well known musician from Louisiana, SonnyBoy also explored music of the blues tradition.
Moving to Minneapolis, MN with only his guitar and the clothes on his back, he threw himself fully into exploring Funk, Reggae, Rock and Hip Hop, prevalent in the "Paisley" music scene. After a few months busking on the streets of downtown Minneapolis, SonnyBoy quickly earned a reputation as an exceptional musician which paved the way for his acceptance into the Minneapolis music scene.
He began working with artists under the Paisley Park label including Parliament-Fu
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