Black Opry Revue at Freight & Salvage
Fri Feb 17 2023 at 08:00 pm
Freight & Salvage | Berkeley, CA
Advertisementfeaturing Serafia, Deidra Hall, Destinie Lynn and Autumn Nicholas
Join us at 7pm for a pre-show interview with Bay Area journalist Eric Arnold and tonight’s artists, covering everything from the state of Black Country Music, the Black Opry Revue’s mission and the careers and creative practices of each artist onstage.
Black Opry is a home for Black artists and Black fans of country, blues, folk, and Americana music. Country music has been made by and loved by Black people since it’s conception. For just as long, we have been overlooked and disregarded in the genre by fans and executives. Black Opry wants to change that. We invite you to discover, support and enjoy the Black artists that make magic in this space. One of the most valuable aspects of country music is its versatility and diversity in sound. Country, blues, folk, and Americana music often overlap or weave together- these artists explore all of those sounds and intersections. The Black Opry Revue showcases the diversity in sound and stories that Black artists offer to these genres.
Serafia pronounced (sah-rah-fee-yah) is a world-class genre bending artist fusing Country, Americana, Soul, Blues and Jazz into her music. Originally from Austin, Texas now living in Los Angeles, Serafia got started as a professional jazz singer singing in the bars hotels and restaurants Austin is famous for, but her free-spirit and numerous influences caused her to crave more diversity with her art. Her band opened up for Gary Clark Jr, at Antone’s before he was well known. She has also sang the National Anthem for several sporting events including NFL, NHL, MLB, UT Sports and F1. You can also hear her music on the Netflix Western film, The Bygone. Her distinctive rich texture and surgical delivery from her collegiate studies in jazz, plus a 5 octave range give her a soothing and unique sound in country music.
Deidra Hall is a soulful, singer/songwriter and native wild flower to the foothills of the beautiful Blueridge Mountains in North Carolina. After spending most of her life performing in local talent shows, open mics, and singing competitions, she was more than ready to spread her wings and took her sweet southern sound to the West Coast. While she grew up where the blue grass grows, Deidra Hall simply can’t be confined to one genre as she flows through shades of folk, hues of blues, and even some hints of pop.
Destinie Lynn is a multi-talented singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles, CA. Destinie’s music works within the American roots tradition, or what she affectionately refers to as “porch music” taking influence from the Delta Blues, Indie, Folk, and Americana. Destinie’s voice is a rich, mellifluous tapestry evoking the affecting sensibilities of blues, jazz, and folk singers past, while her lyricism has been described as nuanced and literary-minded. Destinie writes soulful, often haunting songs that dive fearlessly into love, loss, and mortality; songs that highlight the daily struggles of the soul, all of which are featured on her recently released EP Little Ghost.
Autumn Nicholas (she/he/they/them) is a gifted songwriter and performer who has amazed audiences around the country. Reminiscent of the singer/songwriter sensibility of Julia Michaels and the swagger of Kacey Musgraves, with the warmth of Adele and the soul of Etta James, Autumn Nicholas’ lyrics and melodies tell stories. Stories about love, pain, loss, and hope. She seamlessly blends pop alternative melodies that become part of your daily playlist. She’s played Saturday night on CMAfest’s Close Up Stage and is playing this summer at the Nashville Pride Festival, Newport Folks Festival, Americanafest, NC Folk Festival, Island Hoppers Songwriter Festival, Dripping Springs Songwriter Festival and the Frank Brown Songwriter Festival.
Where is it happening?Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, United States
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