Highly Anticipated "Indie Soul Journeys" series coming to PBS

(January 31, 2020) Soul music fans have been anxiously awaiting the upcoming series Indie Soul Journeys, which chronicles the lives of some of the hardest working people in show business, the leaders in the independent soul music community. As the show gets ready for its PBS debut this Spring, here is a brief interview with the show’s creator, John Jointer, who has also been working on the independent movie, Undeniable.

(January 31, 2020) Soul music fans have been anxiously awaiting the upcoming series Indie Soul Journeys, which chronicles the lives of some of the hardest working people in show business, the leaders in the independent soul music community. As the show gets ready for its PBS debut this Spring, here is a brief interview with the show’s creator, John Jointer, who has also been working on the independent movie, Undeniable.

What is Indie Soul Journeys, and how does it differ from UndeniableIndie Soul Journeys is a music docuseries that chronicles the personal and professional lives of the brightest and best artists within the indie soul music community.  Our inaugural season will have episodes featuring artists like Eric Roberson, Avery Sunshine, Maysa Leak, Sy Smith, Frank McComb, and Yahzarah St. James.  The difference between Indie Soul Journeys and Undeniable (our feature-length documentary project) is that Undeniable focuses on the broader story of the history behind the indie soul music movement and community, whereas Indie Soul Journeys focuses on individual stories of various artists within that community. 

What can indie-soul fans expect from Indie Soul JourneysIndie Soul fans can expect an inspirational and aspirational series that will uplift, motivate and encourage our viewers. Indie Soul Journeys is a fresh, inspiring docuseries profiling independent soul artists who have overcome extraordinary personal adversity in their pursuit to make their musical dreams come true. 

Will this series replace Undeniable, or is that a project still in the works?  Indie Soul Journeys was originally meant to pick up where Undeniable left off. They are two independent, yet interconnected projects. So, we have every intention of finishing Undebiable and ensuring that the very necessary and important story of the independent soul music movement is told.                                    

Why did you create Indie Soul Journeys? The reason we created Indie Soul journeys is simple. These are important stories that deserve to be told. These are stories of music artists that are continuing and furthering a musical tradition that was birthed in this country by African-Americans. It is music uniquely our own, and that makes these stories uniquely ours as well. And, my team and I felt that preserving the stories of these amazing music artists was of the utmost importance.

When will Indie Soul Journeys premiere? Indie Soul Journeys will premiere on PBS locally in Chicago in the Spring of 2020. There will then be a national premiere on PBS stations around the country later in the year.  

For those who are not in Chicago, how can they view/support Indie Soul JourneysFolks can follow us on our social media platforms, for now, to receive any news and updates on Indie Soul Journeys. You can follow us on Facebook: @indiesouljourneys, on Twitter: @indiesojourneys, and on Instagram: @indie_soul_journey

We'll keep SoulTrackers posted as this much anticipated series gets closer!

 

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