Soul Factory Presents:
The 10th Anniversary of Soul Tracks with Angela Johnson & Russell Taylor
85 Avenue A
(between 5th St & 6th St)
New York, NY, 10009
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
In an era of female iconography that celebrates sex tapes with fame, rewards gold-digging with television shows, and delivers lucrative endorsement deals to cat fighters rocking Jimmie Choos, Johnson is the antidote to the ceaseless media messaging of who Black women are supposed to be and presents an image of who the consummate Black woman really is. Representing bold and confident women of substance who can still have fun and command all eyes in a room with her undeniable spirit more than her undeniable cleavage, the New York native stands up for women rarely acknowledged in the media or the music. As a R&B and dance artist, Johnson has used her considerable musical gifts for nearly 20 years to elevate the status of that every day superwoman, the one holding down the home, the office, the kids, her man and their community with grace and more than a little moxie.
Real artistry is about peeling back the layers of your soul and allowing the creative truth to take form. Russell Taylor taps into that creative space and unlocks a masterpiece in his latest musical offering, War of Hearts, on his own Indigo Blue label.
Far from a novice in the music game, Russell - a self-professed nomad - has poured out his heart and soul on the world stages, including stops in London, Amsterdam and Paris as well as famed stateside venues from The Mint and The Roxy in Los Angeles to SOB's and Joe's Pub in New York. Through his travels, Russell has created a fan base as diverse as his multi-genre catalog of recordings.