An Evening with Neo Soul Artist ZO! & CARMEN RODGERS and R&B Soul Artist SUCH - 4/26/20Sunday, April 26 2020 6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start
An Evening with Neo Soul Artist ZO! & CARMEN RODGERS and R&B Soul Artist SUCH - 4/26/20
at City Winery Nashville
ZO! & CARMEN RODGERS
Two separate artists who come together LIVE on the same stage, at the same time to perform songs from each other’s vast discographies. Enter the stage, Zo! + Carmen Rodgers. With a combined total of more than 10 individual projects, several of which have hit the Billboard charts at one time or another, they still fly under-the-radar while stealthily dishing solid servings of soul food to a seemingly starved scene. But folks who are steeped in the underground scene, fans of them individually or as members of The Foreign Exchange crew especially, have already set their Spotify/Pandora stations accordingly, having seen Zo! and Carmen touring successfully.
On stage, Carmen delivers sweet, sultry & smoky vocals, with a hint of Texas grit and southern daint, as only a native Dallas gal can. Zo! brings it all together showcasing his musical visions with thick layers of keyboards and synthesizers that ride rhythm-heavy, melodic tracks reminiscent of his native Detroit - all while possessing an audience rapport as easy-going as his smile. Together, they present tunes from all of their projects including their newest releases, Carmen’s Stargazer (Purpose Music Group/Nia) and Zo!’s SkyBreak (+FE Music). Yes! Good R&B/Soul music is still being created; Zo! + Carmen Rodgers are consistent contributors to that movement. And understanding that music in itself is a movement, their goal is to get the people feeling, grooving and ready to change the world.
Music is a universal language, and for SUCH (pronounced ‘such’), it is the language of her soul. Growing up the daughter of Haitian immigrants, her life was centered around faith and family. Singing in her father’s church planted the seeds for a music career that is on the rise and touching the world. Following an appearance on American Idol, which took her to Hollywood, Such wrote and recorded ‘Trial and Error’, spawning a hit single, ‘Sugar Maple.’ Her music found a solid following in the UK, where she spent several consecutive weeks atop the Soul charts, and in Africa where she won the All Africa Music Award, continental Africa’s equivalent of a Grammy. Such also discovered a passion for acting and played Celie, the lead character in the stage adaption of The Color Purple, earning Broadway World Best Actress and Best Acting Debut Awards. Her latest single ‘Before Dark‘, a top 40 Urban Adult Contemporary hit oozes with the growing self-confidence of a woman who knows what she wants, and how and when she wants it. “I’ve been on this road to discovering who I am as a Black woman and someone who is a little more comfortable in her skin.” Such shares this journey with her new album, ‘WIDE NOSE, FULL LIPS. Inspired by challenges such as police brutality and a desire to flip the mainstream standards of beauty, WIDE NOSE, FULL LIPS is an unapologetic love letter to blackness. Such is currently touring and looks forward to creating unforgettable bonds and memories with music lovers everywhere.