Critically-acclaimed Atlanta-based soul ensemble, Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics are the heirs to a new generation of soul. Their new album, The State of All Things, has attracted tastemakers including, The Bluegrass Situation, Paste, The Bitter Southerner, and more, with its inviting and accessible bravado.
“This album reaches the world, in my eyes, at a critical juncture for the collective consciousness. Do we choose to see the good within the sometimes separatist climate? Can we recognize that all this overwhelming chaos and calamity is only because there is now a true need to recognize the human condition as a loving condition?”
Often, Velle uses music as a tool for empowerment and change, full of true soul and power. In fact, the album’s message of humanity and unity is seen in Velle’s personal contribution to her community–she is on the Board of Director of Girls Rock Camp, which strives to empower youth, especially young women, through music education and performances. The band’s previous album track, “It’s About Time” was labeled as a social justice anthem for the movement towards unity for all. The song was featured on popular television shows like Ray Donovan and The Originals (Vampire Diaries Spin-off) and consequently, garnered over 1 million downloads and 1.5 million streams.
Atop the band’s critical acclaim and success DIY-minded Ruby Velle and The Soulphonics sold a quarter-million downloads of their single, “My Dear” on iTunes, landing them in the top 30 on Billboard’s Heatseeker charts. Powerhouse singer Velle and her band will settle for nothing less than bringing the classic soul sounds glimmering into the now with a fresh, new contemporary sheen.
Bob Edwards of Sirius XM puts it perfectly: “The Atlanta-based group has one goal in mind: to keep ‘the soul continuum’ moving for the next generation of music lover…”
The group has graced stages across the US alongside megastars and indie press darlings alike, including The Temptations, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Larkin Poe, Gary Clark Jr., Iggy Pop, Erykah Badu, and Kendrick Lamar. Now, Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics are ready to head out on a headlining East Coast tour throughout the Summer in support of the album including dates at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC and a co – headline set at the Smithsonian Institutes’ America Now: Unites summer series with Oddissee.
|6/8/2018||Reeves Theater, Elkin NC|
|6/10/2018||Dauphin County Music & Wine Festival Harrisburg, PA|
|6/19/2018||Rockwood Music Hall, NYC NY|
|6/20/2018||Garden Vibes Concert Series Rochester, NY|
|6/21/2018||9th Ward, Buffalo NY|
|6/23/2018||Smithsonian Institute America Now: Unites; DC|
|7/7/2018||Festival for the Eno – Durham NC|
|7/8/2018||Sunday Exchange Concert Series, Aberdeen, NC|
|7/28/2018||Bragg Jam, Macon GA|
|8/31/2018||Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe PA|
|9/2/2018||Blues Views & BBQ Festival, Westport, CT|
|9/9/2018||Sellersville Theatre 1894, Sellersville PA|