Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics roots are embedded in the rich sound and history of Georgia soul, beginning with the early 50’s and 60’s R&B sound. The Atlanta-based group has already contributed heavily to the steadily increasing awareness of genuine rhythm and blues music that exists today. Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics are taking it world wide in 2012, with the release of “It’s About Time.”
“After listening to this album a few times I am almost positive Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics have been sent from the past to show folks what real music is all about.” -- Examiner.com
Billboard has recently ranked the album in the top 30 on the Heatseeker charts, a chart devoted to emerging artists. In the US, the lead off single “My Dear” was featured as iTunes’ “single of the week”, sparking a digital soul-grab of 200,000 single downloads, and 1,200 full album download sales, landing the album at #4 on the iTunes R&B charts. The same week, Jim Farber of The New York Daily News named the album in his much sought-after top ten. In addition, Google Play has offered “My Dear” as a free track for the month of October for all smartphone users.
*This is a Doudna Fine Arts Center New and Emerging Artists Series program.
08/22 | 7:30 pm