Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Auburn Grad, Nola Musician, Is Raising Money for "A New Earth"

Auburn University graduate and Auburn Knights Orchestra alum Khari Allen Lee (khariallenlee.com), is working on a crowdfunding project for a new recording. Link to his Indiegogo page is at right.

Khari performed in Auburn with his jazz group, The New Creative Collective in 2013 (post) and again with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra in 2015.

Click over and watch the video and listen to his music. He plays beautifully, and is a respected teacher and performer in the New Orleans music community.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Grammy Nominated Southern Gospel Group Will Perform in Lafayette, 3/12/16

The Dixie Melody Boys
Below is edited from last Sunday's OA News. The group is kind of a big deal, having existed since 1961 (Wikipedia) and sort of having schooled a host of successful artists in the Southern gospel genre. The venue does not have a website that I can find, and I can't see anywhere if there's an admission charge. Here's a number to call: 334-332-8533. There's sort of an event page here on the group's website.

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The Southern gospel quartet The Dixie Melody Boys (website) will be performing at 6:00 pm on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at the Union Hill Community Center, 7524 County Road 53, LaFayette, Alabama. Based in Kinston, NC, the quartet has received a Grammy nomination and numerous Fan Award nominations from "The Singing News Magazine," a Southern gospel music fan and trade publication. The quartet, led by 50-year veteran and recent Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee Ed O'Neal, has had more than 20 top-40 hits, including eight Top-10 releases and a No. 1 single. -from the Opelika-Auburn News, March 5, 2016