Avery Sunshine’s “Twenty Sixty Four,” CD Review/Preview Link

| April 24, 2017 | Reply

In the last couple of years since her acclaimed 2015 debut, The Sunroom, Avery has been reaping the whirlwind: not only has the former choir director/pianist earned nominations for Soul Train and BET Centric Awards, Sunshine has toured the globe and earned billings with some of the brightest stars in the music universe (Anthony Hamilton, B.B. King, Babyface, Will Downing). Soul titans such as Smokey Robinson and Aretha Franklin have solicited her skills and she’s become a favorite new artist by the likes of Boy George and Patti LaBelle. She’s also become the wife of her friend and long-time collaborator, Dana “Big Dane” Johnson, so it’s not at all surprising that Avery’s burgeoning successes have influenced, and enhanced, the music featured on Twenty Sixty Four. Live instrumentation, a variety of collaborators (Frank McComb, Mr. Talkbox, Eric Roberson, Carvin Haggins) and yes, even honeymoon bliss permeates nearly every aspect.

Still, there’s a vast well of emotions Avery is drawing from and they aren’t always joyful; lush, lovelorn moments that will remind Gen-Xers of yesteryear, such as the upbeat, see-saw breakup lament, “I Just Don’t Know,” the saucy “Come And Do Nothing” (packing his bags, gossiping about his new boo….all before calling him with gumbo on the stove. You’ve been there.), and the come-hither, kaleidoscopic “Kiss and Make It Better.” Avery’s vocals….(please click here for the full-length review at soultracks.com)

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