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Brent Carter & Friends - A Soulful Journey
Brent Carter & Friends - A Soulful Journey

Sat, Dec 11


Upper Jay

Brent Carter & Friends - A Soulful Journey

A Soulful Journey looks at the birth of the blues and its origins in the songs of slavery, including Gospel music. Attendees are required to wear a mask at all times while inside the Recovery Lounge. Please show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 at the door.

Time & Location

Dec 11, 2021, 8:00 PM EST

Upper Jay, 12198 Old Rte 9n, Upper Jay, NY 12987, USA

About the Event

Carter and friends show us the evolution from Blues to Jazz to R&B to Rap and Hip Hop. They look at the post war Black Migration north to cities such as Detroit and Chicago and, of course, New York, which brought the American Black experience to larger (and whiter) audiences through the music of Artists such as Louis Jordan, Ray Charles and the brilliant vision of people like Berry Gordy, founder of Motown. The struggle for Civil Rights in the 60s would help usher in the birth of Rap and Hip Hop in the late 70s and 80s, which was a musical response to urban poverty and violence. Today, nearly every aspect of music and Pop culture has been influenced by the music of Black America.

Suggested donation - $15

We ask that all attendees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Attendees are required to wear a mask at all times while inside the Recovery Lounge.

Please show proof of vaccination at the door.

Brent Carter - Vocalist

Brent Carter is among the most criminally unsung singers of soul - a man who has been the lead singer for both R&B super bands Tower of Power AND the Average White Band, PLUS sang the Maurice White vocal parts for Maurice Hines’ short-lived Earth Wind & Fire on Broadway musical, “Hot Feet.”  From the time he was a child – Brent has worked in national traveling theater shows, sung radio commercial jingles and was a featured background singer for Regina Belle and BeBe & CeCe Winans. Now, the New York native is embarking upon his first foray into recording/performing as a solo artist. That journey begins with his clever, catchy and flirtatious debut single, “So Smooth.”

A.T.N. Stadwijk - Keyboards

A.T.N. was born in The Netherlands where he was exposed to music at a very early age. As early as in pre-school and Kindergarten he was already performing at school and at events around town. When he was in his early teens his family relocated to Suriname in South America, where both his parents were born. He quickly established himself as one of the premiere keyboard players on the scene, and with his broad interest in styles work was never in short supply. After high school, he moved to Boston to study music at the prestigious Berklee Music College. His major was contemporary arranging. After successfully completing his studies he moved to New York, which has been his home since then. He divides his time between recording/producing and performing live both in New York and around the world.

Paul Frazier - Bass

Paul Frazier has been the bassist and vocalist in David Byrne's (Talking Heads) band for 11 years. Over the years Frazier has worked with many other artists and producers, such as Arrested Development, Michael Tolcher, Lucy Woodward, Idina Menzel, Imani Coppola, Shawn Colvin, St. Vincent, Funky Poets (co-leader), Chaka Khan, Joss Stone, Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson, Digable Planets, Cab and Chris Calloway and more. Paul has also toured/played shows with Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Renee Fleming, Amel Larrieux, Sara McLachlan, Bonnie Raitt, Natalie Merchant, Imani Coppola (at Lilith Fair Performances), The Weather Girls, John Popper, Arcade Fire, Norah Jones, Micheal Tolcher with Crosby, Stills and Nash, Gilberto Gil, Peabo Bryson and many others.

Graham Hawthorne - Drums

Graham Hawthorne is one of the most highly regarded Drummer/Percussionists in New York City. A top call studio musician, he has played on hundreds of records, movie soundtracks and jingles.

He has appeared live and on TV with a long list of major artists. live/tv In 2001 he took over for legendary drummer Steve Gadd with Paul Simon, and since 2003 he has been David Byrne’s drummer.

Graham has traveled extensively to study and research music, mastering many world rhythms and styles. This has led to working with acclaimed world music and crossover artists.

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