OUT 607--OUTTOWN EXCLUSIVE: SILKY SOL in NEW ORLEANS FOR ANNUAL FESTIVAL. April 30 to May 3, 2009
Photos courtesy of Silky SolTherre'sSTL singer Silky Sol on stage during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on the Congo Square "My Lousiana" Stage. She performed April 30 of the second leg of the festival. She opened for the legendary R&B singer Solomon Burke. The festival had close to 100 artists of R&B, jazz, blues, pop and zydeco. Other artists who performed during the festival include legendary acts such as Neville Brothers, Allen Toussaint, OJays and Maze as well as Bonnie Raitt, the Whispers, Los Lobos, Ben Harper, MusiqSoulchild and country act Sugarland.
Solomon Burke (left) on stage on his legendary throne.
Sol with actor Wendell Pierce who said that her performance was "fierce."
During her stay in Nawlins, Sol was at the House of Blues to get her perform on.
Sol posing with legendary New Orleans-based songwriter Allen Touissant
Sol with her band The Real Blues Players who are also from the STL: From left to right: Matt, Nick, Harvey, and Big Mike (Thanks Silky for the info!)