Ms. Silky Sol
Official Biography (courtesy of Ms. Silky Soul)
If you love Etta James, Tina Turner, Chaka Kahn, Jill Scott, Aretha Franklin and Koko Taylor, “You’ve got to experience” Ms. Silky Sol the RED AFRO QUEEN
After serving as a PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND SINGER for major recording labels, artist and producers for over 27 years, sharing the stage Head Lining with or as a Background Singer to name a few such artists as: The O Jays, The Whispers, Chrisette Michele and more.
As an Independent Solo artist, her quest is to “Bridge the Gap” between traditional and new generational SOULFUL BLUES listeners with her “Bluesy/Gospel tones and Neo- Soul Funky Style that captures the ears and sights of both Young and Old while “KEEPING SOULFUL BLUES ALIVE”!
Ms. Silky Sol’s musical roots run extremely deep beginning with the love of gospel music. Born as Felicia Summerville, daughter of the late great gospel artist, promoter and radio announcer Ruby Summerville Dickson & her late father & quartet singer Deacon Elmer Jones; her uncle Deacon Willie T. Summerville, music professor at the University of Illinois & and the minister of music for 43 years of the National Baptist Convention her grandfather, the late Deacon Moses Summerville, Silky spread her wings early at the age of three in her church choir.
SHE RECENTLY WOWED THE AUDIENCE AT THE 2009 NEW ORLEANS JAZZ FESTIVAL AND BY POPULAR DEMAND RETURNED IN 2012. IN 2010 HEADLINING AN INTERNATIONAL WORLD TOUR PERFORMING IN ITALY, AFRICA, SPAIN AND SWITZERLAND! She leaves a lasting impression as her explosive spirit kidnaps her audience and sends them into a realm of musical addiction as you can witness on her band page athttp://www.reverbnation.com/redafroqueen as well as on and http://www.youtube.com/RedAfroQueen. Since returning to her home town of St. Louis, her goal is to SHARE HER KNOWLEDGE & WISDOME OF THE “ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS” TO THE YOUNG, WHILE NOT LETTING THE OLD FORGET THAT “”LIVE ENTERTAIMNET IN ST. LOUIS NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT TO LIVE”” KEEPING YOUR AUDIENCE DANCING ON THEIR FEET WHILE BRINGING THE “”HOT SAUCE OF SOULFUL BLUES MUSIC” TO YOUR STAGE”!