Sat, Nov 20|
Southern Soul & Laughter Starring Sir Charles Jones Featuring Donnie Ray & Comedian Derrick Keener
King of Southern Soul Sir Charles Jones Featuring Donnie Ray Funny Man Derrick Keener Host of KTOY 104.7
Time & Location
Nov 20, 2021, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Texarkana, 324 E Broad St, Texarkana, AR 71854, USA
About The Event
Sir Charles Jones Bio
Jones was born in Akron, Ohio. When he was young, his family moved to Birmingham, Alabama, where he was raised. It was in Birmingham where his singing career started. Jones taught himself how to write his own music, as well as arranging and producing it. In his early career, he worked under the guidance and tutelage of Marvin Sease. His style ranges from jazz to fusion, and from gospel to blues. He also sang Just Can't Let Go which was one of his top songs in the Blues/R&B area.
His first album, Sir Charles Jones, was released in 2000. A review in Living Blues praised Jones' vocals and stated, "for a largely-programmed effort, this disk percolates with sensuality and emotional heat." Jones' next album, Love Machine, spent 57 weeks on the U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, where it peaked at number 28 in June 2002. Living Blues credited the ballad "Is There Anybody Lonely?" for increasing the attention on Jones by soul and blues radio. The magazine added, "his success bodes well for the future of soul/blues as a viable contemporary music."
A motorcycle accident in 2003 left Jones in a coma for several days. After a long and full recovery, he released Thank You for Holding On in 2006. Two years later, he released a compilation album, My Story, and a music DVD, Sir Charles Jones: His Life & Times - Undisputed King of Southern Soul.
Comedian Derrick Keener Bio
Derrick Keener is a comedy purist and radio host who identifies comedy and gives forth funny in every dimension. A physical comic with the enhanced talents of song, mimic and impersonations, Derrick is organically gifted and has been thrown amongst the ranks of the greats. He gets in where he fits it because there is no amount of preparation needed for him to fill in the cracks where seasoned comedians used to be. He’s fresh and new with the skills of a comedian whose done it all of their lives. His delivery is relatable to mass appeal audiences and he adjusts himself seamlessly in any room. Described as the new version of old school comedy, Derrick is gaining momentum amongst talent bookers and promoters all over the U.S. From his great story telling to his spot-on timing, his funny has a rhythm that audiences find naturally embraceable. It's easy to see why this Arkansas native has Hollywood written all over him. His versatility makes him a hit anywhere. Whether it's on tour with David and Tamela Mann (Tyler Perry's, Meet the Browns), being the official host of The Louisiana Black Heritage Festival, or featuring for famed Comedian Earthquake, this young man is guaranteed to deliver.Currently tapped by BMG, Inc. as their new go-to- guy for all things newly emerging, Derrick Keener has presently landed a spot with the coveted Celebration of Praise Tour with the beloved Fred Hammond. His comedic brand was a shoe in for the cohesive glue the bound the run of show beautifully. Derrick is the son of a preacher who got his start in comedy on the campus of Prairie View A&M University where he majored in theatre. His theatre coach told him to consider stand-up comedy and then he provided Keener with a platform; and Derrick hasn't looked back since. From stage plays the likes of Marriage Material and Love Overboard or comedy specials like Comics Edge or Uncontrolled Comedy, Derrick has been on a tear any time he touched the mic. One promoter put it like this "Derrick Keener is a star. I'm just waiting on the rest of the world to see it’…and it’s possible the rest of the world will see it as he approaches the eve of one of America’s most sought after tours
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