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With an Acoustic Guitar in Hand, Joy Oladokun Sings
Black Voices
With an Acoustic Guitar in Hand, Joy Oladokun Sings "Judas"Joy Oladokun, a singer-songwriter based in Nashville, has had a long journey to get to where she is now. The daughter of Nigerian immigrants and the first of her family to be born in the US, Oladokun is fresh off the release of In Defense of My Own Happiness (Complete).…
With an Acoustic Guitar in Hand, Joy Oladokun Sings
Black VoicesJun 25, 2021

Artist: Tré Burt Hometown: Sacramento, California Song: "Sweet Misery" Album: You, Yeah, You Release Date: August 27, 2021 Label: Oh Boy Records In Their Words: “To me, the chords sound melancholic but also have this really sweet and playful quality about it but also like that innocence is being hounded by some utterly miserable force…

With an Acoustic Guitar in Hand, Joy Oladokun Sings
Black VoicesJun 21, 2021

BGS is proud to announce Shout & Shine Episode 6! Songwriter, educator, and storyteller Reggie Harris is our guest for this livestream iteration of Shout & Shine, which comprises short-form, intimate video performances by underrepresented and marginalized artists in Americana, folk, and bluegrass. Please support Reggie Harris directly, via his PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/ReggieHarrisMusicNOW  Shout & Shine…

With an Acoustic Guitar in Hand, Joy Oladokun Sings
Black VoicesJun 18, 2021

Reggie Harris is a songwriter, storyteller, educator, and folk icon. No, literally. This year, Harris was awarded The Spirit of Folk Award from Folk Alliance International -- as well as W.E.B. Du Bois Legacy Award by the Du Bois Legacy Festival in Great Barrington, Mass. His career as a folksinger has spanned four decades, with…

With an Acoustic Guitar in Hand, Joy Oladokun Sings
Black VoicesJun 17, 2021

This week on The Show On The Road, we journey to northern Louisiana for a unique conversation with sprightly blues and southern rock singer Robert Finley, who began making music in his cotton-growing family in the 1960s, and has been rediscovered and empowered through his remarkable partnership with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. LISTEN:…

With an Acoustic Guitar in Hand, Joy Oladokun Sings
Black VoicesMay 28, 2021

Artist: Yola Hometown: Brighton, England Song: "Stand for Myself" Album: Stand for Myself Release Date: July 30, 2021 Label: Easy Eye Sound In Their Words: “My school years were during the 90s and 00s, and Missy Elliott’s videos were always aesthetically superior to me. I feel that the video is set in the antechamber to…