Friday, February 27, 2015 Muddy Water Presents: AVERY*SUNSHINE Doors 8 / Show 9 / All Ages $22/adv, $25/day of show Center Stage Theater • All Ages Welcome • General Admission (first come, first served) - no assigned seats! • Tickets available online via Ticketmaster.com or without ticket fees in person at the Center Stage Box Office, M-F, 11-6. Online sales end at 5pm on day of show. Avery*Sunshine is without a doubt one of the most dynamic voices on thecreative music scene, known for her invigorating and combustible liveperformances, compelling and revealingly honest song writing and impeccableinstrument. The earthy and charming singer who has lent her vocals to thesilver screen and collaborated with the likes of Roy Ayers, Will Downing,and Musiq Soulchild, has also lent her choral directing and choirs to a fewof the live performances from Michael Buble, David Foster, Anthony Hamilton,and Jennifer Holiday. In 2005 she lent her voice to the soundtrack forParamount Pictures¹ The Fighting Temptations, and in 2005 she was hired aslead keyboardist for Tyler Perry¹s stage play Meet the Browns. In 2007, shewas sought out by Grammy- and Tony Award-winning vocal powerhouse JenniferHolliday to be choral director for the theatrical production of Dreamgirlsduring the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta. Avery*Sunshine hasalso had the distinction of performing at the Democratic National Conventionin Denver, CO and four private events during the 2009 Inauguration ofPresident Barack Obama. As home in a variety of musical contexts, she hasalso sung background for gospel icon Yolanda Adams.The SunRoom is Avery*Sunshine's 2nd full length. It's one of those albumsthat transports you both musically and emotionally. From organic soulfulin-the-pocket grooves, sublime ballads and exuberant up-tempo numbers, thevocals shine throughout, the production is tight and the songwriting isauthentic and thought provoking. All of the material on the CD wasco-written by Avery*Sunshine and Dana "BigDane" Johnson with the exceptionfor the gospel track "Safe In His Arms." The musical roots ofAvery*Sunshine run deep as collectively their creative core has beeninspired by such diverse iconic figures as Nina Simone, Gladys Knight, TheDoobie Brothers, Curtis Blow, B.B. King and John Coltrane to Parliament &Funkadelic, The Clark Sisters, Madonna, Miles Davis, Earth, Wind & Fire andJames Brown.With the release of The SunRoom, it is obvious that Avery*Sunshine and Dana"BigDane" Johnson are no ordinary stars and that their magnetic field ofpositivity has a gravitational pull that is destined to resonate with themasses. "Our mission is simple: to inspire and encourage people to pursuewhatever their life calling is and to operate at the highest level ofthemselves through that calling - ultimately to #SHINE".
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