A spectacular collection of 35 soulful performers from the DMV, pay tribute to music legends Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett , Sam & Dave. The Staples Singers, Carla Thomas and more, when A Southern Soul Tribute takes the stage at Bethesda Blues and Jazz on Friday, May 22nd. .
After three wildly successful concerts in the last year, A Southern Soul Tribute, produced by Newmyer Flyer returns with a joyful show that celebrates this beloved music and honors it in grand DC style, offering a look at some area soul legends still in their prime.
Performers Include; The Hardway Connection, Little Margie, Tommy Lepson & Soul Crackers, Jon Carroll, Patty Reese, Eddie Jones, Daryl Davis, Bob Berberich, Patti Hatchett, the legendary Nighthawks rhythm section Pete Ragusa, & Jan Zukowski & many more.
The 1960’s produced a wealth of great music but perhaps none more important than that produced in a few modest studios in the southern United States. There, an unlikely and diverse collection of musicians, singers, producers and arrangers created some of the grittiest & catchiest hit records ever recorded. The music was inescapably influenced by their surroundings, yet in the home-like atmosphere of the studios, nothing mattered except making the great music that would find its way onto radios and hi-fi’s across the U.S. and the world.
Newmyer Flyer is the 2nd music production company founded by Ron Newmyer, co-creator of BandHouse Gigs. Newmyer specializes in creating unique tribute shows that showcase the great wealth of talent found throughout the area. Past performances have included The Last Waltz Tribute, Dream Discs, Love Songs; The Beatles, and The Everly Brothers Tribute.