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Diane Durrett & Soul Suga'

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Diane Durrett & Soul Suga' w/ Special Guest Adam McKnight at Eddie's Attic in Decatur, GA!

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Diane Durrett

Singer, songwriter, producer Diane Durrett was recently elected Vice President of the Atlanta chapter of the Recording Academy best known for the Grammys. Her 2018 LIVE album "Diane Durrett & Soul Suga" recorded at Eddie’s Attic was reviewed as “Killer, high octane soul throughout" and rose to #5 on the Soul Blues International RMR. In 2017 she was a Global Peace Song Award winner for ‘The River Sings’ co-written with Melissa Junebug. Winner of the 2015 ‘Peoples Choice Award’ by the Atlanta Blues Society, as a well as awarded the ‘Best Self-Produced Album’. “Soul Suga’ & Diane Durrett” received national & international attention charting in the Top 10 of the Roots Music Report Contemporary Blues chart. During the last six years, Diane has joined music leaders across the country to advocate for creator rights in Georgia and with Grammys on the Hill in Washington, D.C. resulting in the recent passing of the Music Modernization Act.

With a blend of raw soulful vocals, sultry tones and strong original songs Durrett has sung with Sting, Gregg Allman, The Indigo Girls and Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones). Durrett has opened shows for Tina Turner, KoKo Taylor, Tinsley Ellis, Delbert McClinton, and Derek Trucks. As well as lending her vocals to recording sessions for Grammy award-winning producer Brendan O’Brien and Kristian Bush (Sugarland).

Durrett has long reflected the musical passions that inspired her while growing up in Atlanta, GA. From her energy-driven breakthrough debut 50,000 Volts of Soul (1993) to her superbly executed Rhythm of Life (1998) to her acoustic soul CHILL (2004), to the LIVE, Georgia On the Groove (2007), the groovy Blame It On My DNA (2009) produced by Ike Stubblefield to her holiday album Georgia Christmas (2012) to her release where she joined forces with drummers Yonrico Scott and Melissa Junebug on Soul Suga’ (2015) to her soulful single of Grammy award-winning song The Rose (2017) co-produced with Thom TK Kidd to her latest electrifying LIVE album recorded at Eddie’s Attic Diane Durrett & Soul Suga (2018).

Diane's song catalog includes co-writes with William Bell (Born Under A Bad Sign) Jerry Ragovoy (Piece of My Heart), Oliver Wood (One Drop of Truth), and Bonnie Bramlett (Superstar). In 2011 Diane began her artist development company Blooming Tunes Music coaching vocalists, songwriters and producing records. In true writer's spirit, Diane also authored a book entitled "Driving Music City" published by Amazon in 2009. Diane serves as Chair of the City of Pine Lake Arts Panel.

She sings from her soul, writes with heart & humor. Diane brings her southern wit and charm to every event!

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Adam McKnight

Labeled by his musical friends as a "Vocal Freak of Nature," Atlanta-based Adam McKnight has gained a reputation over the past half decade as a singer's singer. He has been a staple in the Atlanta soul scene and has performed with a number of major artists, including Diana Ross, Aaron Neville and Stevie Wonder. He also co-wrote, performed, produced and independently released the critically acclaimed album Are You Listening for the Gospel group Voices of Atlanta.

McKnight's career highlight came in 2004, when he arranged the background vocals and recorded eight tracks on Elton John's Peachtree Road album and toured with John internationally.

In early 2005, McKnight completed his solo debut album, the independently released Determination. For the uninitiated, Determination is a nice introduction to a simply superb voice. While many would automatically compare McKnight's rich baritone to Luther Vandross, a closer comparison would be to Carl Anderson. In fact, Determination bears resemblance to Anderson's early 90s work with Russ Freeman on GRP Records, with many of the same highs and lows. Like Anderson, McKnight is a uniquely gifted singer working with material that isn't always of equal quality. A large portion of Determination consists of rather generic smooth jazz-type uptempo numbers that lack musical or lyrical distinction, save his consistently strong voice. Things get better on the more authentic jazzy ballad "Many Times" (the album's best cut) and the closing songs "Spirit In Love" and "Together We Can," which sound similar to Luther Vandross's late 80s work with Gregory Hines. It is on these songs where the material is worthy of McKnight's strong vocal performance and where Determination reaches its undisputed high point.

While it is musically inconsistent, I'm glad to have heard Determination and to be introduced to Adam McKnight. I believe he will be a singer to keep and eye on, and one who, with more consistently strong, distinctive material, has the talent to become a major artist.

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