Southern Avenue + Gedeon Luke and the People
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
This event is 21 and over
Deeply rooted in blues, Southern Avenue from Memphis, Tennessee brings infectious rhythms, soulful guitar sounds, masterful musicianship, and riveting vocals to the stage and studio alike. Their sound represents an ideal, to come together in music, spirit, and in the love of life. Southern Avenue consists of award winning, Israeli born guitarist Ori Naftaly, vocalist Tierinii Jackson, her younger sister Tikyra Jackson on drums. With Memphis’ best, Daniel McKee on bass, Southern Avenue is the high energy Soul-Roots band that you don’t want to miss. In their hometown of Memphis, they are considered by many to be the “future of the genre”.
With their debut coming out on Stax (Concord) in February 2017, see why Southern Avenue is “the coolest music to come out of Memphis in years!” (Memphis Flyer)
Gedeon Luke and the People
Hailing from the streets of Memphis, soul music flows through Gedeon Luke’s veins in rainbow colored hues. Weaned on the gospel infused sounds of Sly Stone, Curtis Mayfield and Al Green and inspired by the rock ‘n roll passion of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, Gedeon and his band The People are here to crash through the boundaries of music and society, to bring Love, Peace and Soul to the world.
Fighting through childhood poverty, rejecting the gang violence and drug abuse that surrounded him, Gedeon looked to music, family and faith as his beacon. Refusing to be hardened by the mean streets, Gedeon brings pure joy and passion to his music and his life.
His debut record, “Live Free and Love” was cut old school style, throwing his band The People and special guests in a room and laying it down live. It follows no trend. It’s Love, Peace and Soul. It’s Gedeon Luke.