Bring on the Sunshine! It’s in her stage name- She’s radiating! Her star is bright- Give us Avery*Sunshine. Hailing from the Philadelphia area and residing in Atlanta- Both places she calls home. The self-titled album spanning across the genres of Gospel, Soul, Jazz and R&B is delivered just in time for Summer. June 21st 2010.
This singer/songwriter/pianist is deeply rooted in Gospel.
An EP came out earlier this year that placed really high on the iTunes R&B/Soul chart. The foundation has been laid and the fans are ready! Avery considers herself a ‘healer’ through the power of music. First having touched individuals to eventually collective healing. Through her Gospel training, she articulates the complexities in life with a luminous insight. She sings about love, loss, healing and finding oneself all through the midst of it.
Avery has many appreciators including bassist Christian McBride, Chaka Kahn, Roy Ayers, Jennifer Holliday and others. Christian McBride plays on the album and Roy Ayers is featured. Also well-known drummer Lil’ John Roberts plays all over the project.
Stand out tracks on this project include the title track “All in my Head” which was a digitally released single back in March and peaked at #15 on iTunes. Light, smooth and contagious! Check it out here: “The Most” – ‘you are the most beautiful thing in the world’- A very uplifting song about dreams and searching. Another classic “Pinin” which is airy, bubbly and fun. There’s something for everyone on this release.
On making the album, Avery*Sunshine says “if it’s real, it’s right. I’m happy about everything. I’ve found solace, and can absolutely be me”.
As Avery readies her ‘Sunshine’ – she’s also gearing up for ‘I Dream’- A Rhythm and Blues Opera based on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This musical opens on July 9th. Alliance Stage in the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta.
Here’s a live clip of Avery opening up for Rachelle Ferrell.
So let the Sunshine in! Get your Shine on! Avery*Sunshine on Big Shine Music Entertainment.