GFM Spotlight Interview – KEA

Since 2017, independent Soul singer/songwriter KEA (Kea Michaels) has been steadily building a devoted following over the global Urban Adult Contemporary airwaves with a series of well-received singles reflecting her soul-piercing / heart-penetrating musical perspectives on agape love, romance and heartbreak. Please welcome KEA to the GFM Spotlight.

GFM Spotlight Interview: Isaac Hayes III Talks Tech Start Up & Music & the Movement

Check out our interview with content creator, songwriter, producer, brand manager, son of a soul legend, social and political activist turned tech founder of Fanbase-- Issac Hayes III. We talk about the Fanbase app and the TVOne documentary Music & The Movement and his involvement.

Cover Me Sundays: Hil St. Soul – “Heaven Must Be Like This”

We could all use a place of happiness and peace right about now. The foundational beauty that is "Heaven Must Be Like This" pulls you in from the first note. While honoring the original Hil St. Soul also bring a uniqueness as the song continues to unfold. That is truly the mark of producing a great cover.

Myra Smith The Phoenix – “Dance Floor”

You will often hear me colloquially refer to the "inbox" here at GFM. We have a lot of inboxes and sometimes the message can come through loud and clear as it has with "Dance Floor" from Myra Smith The Phoenix

GFM Spotlight Interview: J.J. Hairston is “Not Holding Back”

JJ Hairson just released his new album, Not Holding Back. The album consists of an organically composed list of 12 live tracks - each with its own message, but cohesively gathered to directly touch his audience. This new set of work promises to uplift its listeners to combat the fear of being vulnerable, and illuminate the power of never holding back. 

Chris Jasper – “For The Love Of You”

Today being Mr. Jasper's birthday we thought it nothing less than apropos to post his timeless classic written during his tenure with the legendary Isley Brothers - "For The Love Of You". This soothing re-imagining of a classic from the composer himself is the calm we need to listen to in the 2020 storm.

Ecstasy of Whodini performing at the Old School Hip Hop Fest

In Memoriam: John “Ecstasy” Fletcher

The news of the passing of John "Ecstasy" Fletcher on yesterday at the age of 56 hit hard. There are those of us of a certain age that know [because we were there] what it sounded like and felt to experience this pioneering group, the pioneering sound, the pioneering look. The word fresh comes to mind...

Favorite Christmas Songs from Nat King Cole, Jackson 5, Boyz II Men, Ohio Players and Vanessa Williams

Christmas Just Ain’t Christmas Without The Songs We Love : 5 GFM Holiday Favorites

The Grown Folks Music Team talk about their favorite holiday songs featuring Vanessa Williams, Jackson 5, Nat King Cole, Boyz II Men and the Ohio Players

GFM Spotlight Interview: VaShawn Mitchell Brings Us Home For Christmas

We talked with VaShawn Mitchell about his new EP featuring five original holiday songs called Home For Christmas. Check it out!