Tuesday, December 1, 2015

J. Red - Concert Review

Impressive.  Yes, that's the word I would use to describe J. Red!  I went to the Heavy Hitters of Soul show last Friday in Pomonkey, Maryland, and had an awesome time.  Our M.C., the ever-so-wonderful Dr. Nick, did a great job with spinning records before the show and announced all the acts. The show opened with the home-town favorite Hardway Connection, then moved to the legendary Jeff Floyd, and ended with the impressive J. Red.  

I have been listening to and enjoying J. Red's music for awhile now and am so thankful that I was able to interview him a couple of months ago. (see http://southernsoulparadise.blogspot.com/2015/10/j-red-nephew-man-behind-music.html).  It was a thrill to meet him in person.  He is truly a down home guy and is one of the nicest people I've ever met. He is very humble and you would never know he is one of the hottest soul singers around. On stage, he's a natural star; he knows how to captivate the audience and take over the stage.  Even though we seemed to be in a place where a lot of people really weren’t familiar with southern soul, J. Red knew how to engage everyone and get people on the dance floor. 

He sang all of his hits and even taught us his line dance song –“ Step Out.”   See the video below and learn the steps so you'll be ready to dance when you get to his show.

J. Red has a smooth voice and I love watching him perform.  Here's a list of the songs he sang that night:

Never Too Much
Hole In The Wall
Give It To Me
Love On You
Let’s Get Away
Step Out
Ms. Grown & Sexy
Keep On Dancing
I Will
Good Thang

Go see J. Red whenever you get a chance - he is worth it!!
Southern Soul Paradise