September 18, 2017 (Los Angeles, CA) -- Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics (recently proclaimed Atlanta’s “Queen of Soul” by WABE/NPR), along with Starr Ducan-Lowe, Jason Collier, Lola Cole, and Heather Hayes, daughter of legendary soul singer Isaac Hayes, will be celebrating this groundbreaking label’s impact on the fabric of American soul music by hosting a tribute to the monumental artists of Stax/Volt.This event will benefit the Stax Music Academy. To learn more about donating to keep the Stax Legacy alive visit www.staxmusicacademy.org and make a donation to this incredible non-profit to enable them to continue their legacy.
About Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics:
Deep, raw funk. Stax-style Southern soul. Atlanta’s Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics are the heirs to the thrones of the old-school masters. Lead singer, Ruby Velle’s inviting and accessible bravado has scored the band critical acclaim from outlets such as The New York Daily News, MTV, Paste and more. Their single “My Dear” landed in the top 30 on Billboard’s Heatseeker charts and #4 on the iTunes R&B charts when their debut album It’s About Time was released in 2012. Their sophomore album, State of All Things, will debut early 2018.
About Heather Hayes:
Born the daughter of legendary soul singer, songwriter, actor and music producer Isaac Hayes, Heather Hayes has greatness flowing systemically through her veins. While under the tutelage of her father and music greats like the “Godfather Of Soul”, James Brown, Heather honed her skills as an entertainer. Heather's musical experiences don't end there, she's worked as a singer for artists such as Beyonce Knowles and Arrested Development, danced for Michael Jackson, Brian McKnight and danced/choreographed stage shows for James Brown.
About Stax Music Academy:
Stax Music Academy exists to nurture and present the next generation of great Soul Communicators from the greater Soulsville region, holistically equipping them to excel and to impact the world through the universal language of music. Stax has served more than 4,500 students and every Stax high school senior has been accepted to a college or university, many on full-tuition scholarships.