I’m starting to get it. I mean not that I didn’t make the connection before at all but the purpose of this series is to get centered so that I can feel some type of way about music again. The core of that center is the realization that music=life and the life I live should be reflected in the music I take in and put out. Genuine is the only way to play because as great sage once said [paraphrasing] “I can only be me and you can only be you.”
Tyrese Gibson had a huge year in 2015 with his number-one album Black Rose, and hit single “Shame”. “Shame” is nominated for two Grammy Awards in the Best Traditional R&B Performance and Best R&B Song categories. Congratulations Tyrese.
#Growns we wanted to put you up on Hero The Band a group from Georgia composed of four blood-related brothers. Their single “Give It Away” has been receiving some well-deserved recognition and they’ve just released the accompanying visuals which are currently in mtvU’s Freshman Competition!
Their upcoming album Bleach is slated for release on March 1st, and its 16 tracks are dedicated to the notion that relationships are all well and good, but love can be found in many different ways. You have to love yourself before you can love someone else. This is definitely a message the #Growns can endorse so make sure to press play below and share “Give It Away” from Hero The Band today.
Ms. Tamar Braxton is solidifying her position as an artist in this industry. “If I Don’t Have You”, from her current album Calling All Lovers, is nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best R&B Performance category. Congratulations Tamar.
Although I focus a lot on the music I am and have always been interested in words. They are powerful. I think where I got off the path with some music is that I see numerous opportunities because people have been given a platform and they are saying absolutely nothing.
When Aviary: Act I was released in Fall 2015, Grown Folks Music caught up with the young queen and vocal powerhouse Eryn Allen Kane. Check out our interview here. Now Kane has released Aviary: Act II, with the socially- conscientious song “How Many Times” as the lead single. Aviary: Act II is now available at Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, and Soundcloud. Stream the full release now: https://soundcloud.com/erynallenkane/sets/aviary-act-ii/s-Q9nNp
Look for Eryn Allen Kane on her mini US tour:
February 19th – Chicago, IL – City Winery Release Show (Sold Out!)
March 1st – New York, City – Rockwood Music Hall
March 3rd – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy
March 6th – Okeechobee, FL – Okeechobee Music Festival
March 8th – Atlanta, GA – Smith’s Olde Bar
March 9th – Nashville, TN – The Stone Fox
March 15th-20th – Austin, TX – SXSW showcases TBA
Grown Folks Music spoke with Brian Courtney Wilson shortly before the release his album Worth Fighting For in early 2015. Watch the interview below. Since that time, Brian Courtney Wilson has won a Dove Award for the album and now the title track is nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Gospel Performance/Song. Congratulations Brian!