You can’t have a summer in this town without barbecue, and nothing goes better with barbecue than a little rock and soul music. Creative Loafing Atlanta presents the Rock ‘N’ Soul BBQ, Saturday, July 27 at Masquerade Music Park.
Taking the stage are Atlanta’s newest soul princess, Ebra Blessett, hometown soul hero, DJ Kemit, and perennial blues machine, Delta Moon. Hosted by Jamal Ahmad from Jazz 91.9 WCLK.
About the artists:
Ebra Blessett – Creative Loafing deemed her Best Secret Soul Weapon “It’s a sad fact that Atlantans sometime take homegrown talent for granted. Case in point: soul singer Algebra Blessett. For more than a decade, Algebra’s been treating the city — and the world — to damn-near-flawless performances and tons of great songs, such as the recently released hip-hop-flavored track “I Ain’t No Joke.” Earlier this year, she was even handpicked by Grammy-winning jazz bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding to join voices on the tune “Black Gold,” which is featured on Spalding’s acclaimed Radio Music Society LP. Still, Algebra has never seemed to garner the corresponding local accolades or appropriate attention from Atlanta-based industry bigwigs. It’s time to offer proper props to one of the city’s best and brightest. Let’s hope everyone else lines up to give credit where it’s due.” www.twitter.com/yesitsalgebra.
Delta Moon – Black Cat Oil by Delta Moon was named as Creative Loafing’s Best Blues Album. “This year, Delta Moon released Black Cat Oil, the Atlanta group’s seventh and most transcendent offering in an already respectable catalog. The collision of Tom Gray and Mark Johnson’s dual slide guitars push Southern twang to progressive new heights, crafting an unmistakable Delta Moon sound out of the humid Southern air. The album reveals its strengths through a series of dark and downtrodden tales that walk hand-in-hand with a molasses rhythm section on such songs as “Down & Dirty,” “Wishbone,” and “Neon Jesus.” Aside from a cover of Mississippi Fred McDowell’s “Write Me a Few of Your Lines,” Black Cat teems with captivating originals, which is a rare treat for blues music in the modern era. With a combination of experience, passion, and songwriting prowess, Delta Moon has churned out a round of songs that are screaming to become standards marveled by future generations.” www.deltamoon.com.
Tickets get you in, but the fine food purveyors including Bone Lick BBQ, Sweet Auburn BBQ, Shujaa’s BBQ, 3 Taxi Guys, Just Loaf’n & King of Pops gladly accept cash or credit.
Tickets: $8 Advance, $12 Door