I have an on-going deal with Dedry Jones, owner of The Music Experience. If Janet Jackson ever becomes a guest at his popular "Experience" shows. I'll work for free in his music store! Until then, I'll continue to enjoy the talent he features at his wildly popular music/talk event.
This Monday England's X-Factor runner-up Rebecca Ferguson will be making an appearance at the event held at the The DuSable Museum (57th and Cottage Grove).
If you haven't attended The experience you are missing a treat, the brainchild of the longtime music store owner. The event is part interview and part performance, some of the truly great R&B stars of the past few decades have been guests at "The Experience". Jones' show has also helped launch some promising careers by introducing them to the the Chicago market. Some names who have appeared include the late great Donna Summer, Maxwell, Ledisi, Eric Benet, Lalah Hathaway, Fred Hammond, Kindred the Family Soul, Heather Headley and many more.
When I spoke with Jones he explained why the event maintains its relevancy to the music scene in Chicago. "The Experience with Rebecca Ferguson will allow us to bring an artist that a lot of our attendees may be unfamiliar with the attention that the artist deserves from all lovers of music. Rebecca is a genuinely talented singer and a writer who communicates from her heart. The Experience gives us a way to help build the profile of artists, not only in our home market of Chicago but in other markets as well. We still get thank you's from people for bringing Ledisi to The Experience. Multiple Grammy nominee Ledisi has told us several times she loves us because "we were there at the beginning" and that means the world to me. Giving people the opportunity to hear great music and meet great artists is a joy because music can become an integral part of your life and memories. That's why we love what we do."
Ferguson's voice has been dubbed the" real deal, a delicious blend of husky gorgeousness and bonafide soul power." -
Check out the video f or her single "Nothing's Real But Love" come see her live at "The Experience" on Monday.
The Music Experience
Monday, August 6, 2012
740 East 56th Place (57th Cottage Grove)
Doors 6:30 PM Experience 7:00 PM
$20 plus $1.50 fee
Receive a complimentary copy of Rebecca Fergouson's CD with your ticket purchase.
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