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Date Night Detroit: w/ Teresajenee, La Shaun phoenix Moore, Danni Cassette, Trey Simon & more! -The Elizabeth Theatre, July 11, 2014

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Date Night Detroit Final Flyer

GFM fam in The D get ready!!! It’s going down on July 11th 2014!

Date Night Detroit Info:

Join us for a night that is reminiscent of the perfect first date: music, spoken word, and comedy. To do this, we brought out the magic. Enjoy the sweet sounds and sultry voices of Teresajenee (STL) and Danni Cassette (ATL), add in some Detroit flavor with La Shaun phoenix Moore, Elle Crawford, and Trey Simon, ignite your sensuality with the spoken words of Dimonique Boyd and One Single Rose, and sprinkle in some good laughs with Lowe Dunnit. This is a night that you won’t forget and do not want to miss. This even is not just for couples though. You actually might meet an unexpected summer love if you allow yourself to be open. Either way, this is a Date Night event that will surpass beyond your wildest dreams. This night is about you having an intimate experience with the arts–a date of sorts with your favorite (or soon to be) artists. So go on an book that babysitter, put the kids to bed, slip on that red dress and high heels, and enjoy a night that will ignite all five of your senses at once.

Event: Date Night Detroit w/Teresajenee, La Shaun phoenix Moore, Danni Cassette, Trey Simon & more!

Date: July 11, 2014

Location: The Elizabeth Theatre (above Park Bar), Downtown Detroit

Time: 7:30pm doors, 8:30pm show

Ticket link:

Here are some videos of the featured artists:


La Shaun phoenix Moore:

Danni Cassette:

Trey Simon:

Dimonique Boyd:

One Single Rose:

Lowe Dunnit:

#BMM14 : An Evening with Kashif and Friends – A Black Music Month Celebration

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Kashif and Sam Ash Music Stores_v1.5 SM

GFM Los Angeles fam! We wanted to put you up on a fantastic event that will be happening on June 18th. Six time Grammy nominated songwriter/producer/artist/author/filmmaker Kashif will be presenting a very special evening of music with friends: Howard Hewett, Melba Moore, Howard Johnson, Dawnn Lewis, Siedah Garrett, Tommy Davidson, Greg Phillinganes and other surprise guests. The event will be hosted by Pat Prescott of 94.7 The Wave.

The event will take place at Sam Ash 7360 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. This special evening will serve as the kickoff to the Indiegogo crowdsourced fundraising campaign for the landmark ten part documentary series “The History of R&B Music” that is being produced by Kashif. The event is free and limited seating is available so make sure you get there early. The doors will open at 6:30pm.

Special Update: Evelyn “Champagne” King has been added to the lineup for Wednesday’s concert!

Saturday Soul Social – Honey LaRochelle Interview(4/05/14)/Saturday Soul Social (5/03/14) – Waterseed

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

GFM Richmond, VA area Fam! Wanted to put you on to one of the happenings this weekend here in town which has become a great must attend event over the last several years: The Saturday Soul Social hosted by Jarrard Anthony! Check out last month’s performer Honey LaRochelle in her up close and personal sit down with Jarrard. Below, check out the flyer for this month’s performer Waterseed

We hope to see you in the place!


Saturday Soul Social – feat. Honey LaRochelle hosted by Jarrard Anthony (Saturday April 5th Speakeasy Lounge Richmond, VA)

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014


GFM Fam which includes yours truly, this is one you don’t want to miss! Unfortunately, yours truly being a working musician I can’t be in the place to be on Saturday to witness what always proves to be a good time with some great music. The featured artist Honey LaRochelle is no stranger to these parts and these ears and I think it’s fantastic that she is able to make a stop here in RVA as part of her YESS HONEY! East Coast Tour.

Honey LaRochelle is an artist whom I believe is doing it the right way, her way and on the strength of hard work, talent and creativity. Having been mentored by and working with one of the best to ever do it Roberta Flack, that is not just a factoid that resides on Miss LaRochelle’s bio it is evident in her creative output. But hey, don’t just take my word for it… if you are in the area of Saturday night make sure to make your way out to the Saturday Soul Social.

Here’s a little bit of “Heaven” from Honey LaRochelle

Get Grown=Mara Hruby – Simply Beautiful (Al Green Cover) Live @ Yoshi’s 5.4.11

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Bay Area artist Mara Hruby puts her own individual stamp on the Al Green classic. It’s all the way live a full grown!

Dame Shirley Bassey – “Goldfinger” Live At The 85th Academy Awards

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Quite simply this is good and grown. Take care of the instrument and you will be able to sing for decades. That’s worth repeating: Take care of the instrument and you will be able to sing for decades. That means rest and exercise and always careful consideration about all things vocal. What Dame Shirley Bassey did last evening shouldn’t be surprising, it should simply be the standard. We should all stop giving anyone a pass who cannot reach the baseline of the standard. Preachers preach, teachers teach and at a very bare minimum singers should be able to sing.

Date Night DC – Friday November 1st, 2013

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Date Night DC Final 2

GFM DMV Area Fam! Make sure you make your way to The Dunes DC. 1402 Meridian Pl. NW, Washington DC for this night of great entertainment featuring Monica Blaire! Also slated to be on the bill are Terrence Cunningham and Katrina Bello!

The driving concept behind “Date Night” is: to not only ignite intimacy between artist and audience, but to also provide a platform where indie talent can thrive and reach varying audiences.

Doors 9:30p Show 10:30p

Cost: $15adv/ $20 door


Brought to you by: Keya Maeesha Entertainment & LiL SoSo Productions

GFM is proud to be an official media sponsor of this great event and as we always say around these parts “Tell a friend of two hundred!”

About GFM

Part of the GFM staff, interested in joining? contact [at] grownfolksmusic [dot] com

Standing in the Gap – Project Hygiene & Briclyn Entertainment

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Project Hygiene 9.22 flier

The gap between caring and compassion is closed by doing something. Twin sisters Anshay and Anshia Tull stand between that gap with outstretched arms consistently looking for ways to close it. One way has been the creation of Project Hygiene, a non-profit organization developed to combat bullying by increasing the awareness of health and wellness, as well as access to personal hygiene projects. The organization was launched in 2011 and partnered with various organizations in New York City, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Bowie, Maryland and Washington, D.C., the home of tomorrow night’s “A Night to Give Back” at the famed Howard Theater.

Each Project Hygiene event is coupled with a drive to collect toiletries to be donated to a local youth organization and Sunday’s event isn’t any different as items collected with go to the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center of Washington, D.C. among other sites. Headlining the bill at The Howard is Honor Society, a pop/rock band and Aaron Camper, the electric R&B/pop performer. Also performing will be Ben O’Neill, Holly Would and Marlee in the Mixx. The show will be hosted by Chi Rizzo and music for the night will be handled by 12-year-old DJ Beauty and the Beatz.


Personally experiencing the effects Breast Cancer has on its victims and families motivated Anshia into action; she’s back at the Howard Theater on October 8th,as her company, Briclyn Entertainment, presents “Pink Alive”, a concert benefitting Breast Cancer and her alma mater Bowie State University’s homecoming. “Pink Alive” is an opportunity for Anshia and Briclyn to not only remember the lives lost to the illness, but celebrate those who continue to fight each day. Those like her aunts, one whose fight ended a few years ago and the other who beats the odds daily as the first African-American female police captain in Wilmington, Delaware. “Pink Alive” reminds us there’s plenty of reason to celebrate, but also miles to go in research and support as we look to eradicate the illness that has affected millions. Among the sponsors for the evening will be Angela’s Hair Salon, who will donate wigs to The Wig Exchange, a Westchester, New York based organization that provides high-quality wigs and various means of support to women undergoing chemotherapy.

An event of this magnitude needed a lineup to match the vastnessof the cause and Briclyn Entertainment put together a cast worthy of the stage; Avery*Sunshine will grace the stage with her dazzling voice and personality, as well the soulful Algebra Blessett and Breast Cancer advocate Q. Parker of 112. Joining that trio will be newcomer and Washington, D.C. native Michelyn Cierra. The events are a homecoming for the Tulls, who though they’ve moved on to Atlanta and New York, were born and bred on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and roots spread all throughout the DMV area.

For additional information on Project Hygiene and a list of items suggested for donation, please visit the organizations’ Facebook page (, Briclyn Entertainment’s homepage ( or email the team ( Briclyn’s Homepage is also where you can find additional information for the 1st Annual Pink Alive concert and tickets for both events can be purchased at

About Al-Lateef Farmer

Between rhetoric and reality is where you’ll find Al-Lateef Farmer; Black man, husband, social documentarian, and slinger of Soul by the pound. His brand of social commentary, rooted in independent thought can be found at and on Twitter @wrldacrdng2teef.