“My City” Release Party to Benefit North Light

It’s time to party and donate money to a great cause. And no excuse for those hating late night shows. This one’s on Sunday, June 11 from 1:30 pm-4:00 pm. Only $25 per ticket, with all proceeds going to North Light Community Center. Lots of great musicians performing and Greg Sover will be releasing his song “My City”, which pays tribute to our great city of Philadelphia. He’ll be joined by children from North Light’s summer camp.

Get your tickets online from the World Café Live.

About the Performers:

The Greg Sover Band

Greg Sover is making his mark in the city of Philadelphia. The singer, guitarist and songwriter released his debut album “Songs of a Renegade” last year. WXPN has spun Greg’s original song “Moment” as well as his cover of Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine,” both from the album. He had a successful CD Release Party at World Cafe Live and has also headlined other venues in the area including Puck and Steel City Coffeehouse. He’s had the opportunity to support the Marcus King Band at World Cafe Live and Johnny A., Garland Jeffreys and Rusted Root, all at Sellersville Theater. Sover’s early success is due in large part to his band of three Philly veterans with extensive resumes – bassist and album co-producer Garry Lee, guitarist Allen James and drummer Tom Walling. The three are best known as Deb Callahan’s solid backing band and their cohesiveness as a unit enabled Sover to develop as an artist and take his music to the next level. Greg is excited about officially releasing “My City” at this special event. For more information visit gregsover.com.

Ross Bellenoit

Ross Bellenoit is Philadelphia’s multi-talented guitarist, composer and producer. In addition to recording his own material he has worked with the likes of Amos Lee, Birdie Busch, Lizanne Knott and Joseph Parsons, and is guitarist for the trio Muscle Tough, which they describe as an “improvised blend of modal jazz, funk and psychedelia.” For more information visit rossbellenoit.com.

Jeannie Brooks

Jeannie Brooks is one of the Philadelphia area’s most treasured vocalists. She grew up singing gospel with her 5 sisters in the Brooks Ensemble. She has been a featured vocalist with numerous jazz, rock and pop bands, including as a vocalist with the Rhythm Cats Revue in the ’90s alongside the Greg Sover Band’s Allen James, Garry Lee and Wally Smith.

Richard Bush

Richard Bush is one of the most captivating front men ever to come out of the city of Philadelphia. He was the leader of the A’s, the darlings of Philly in the ’70s and early ’80s and had the hits “After Last Night” and “A Woman’s Got the Power,” which was later recorded by both Clarence Clemons and Jennifer Holliday. Richard currently performs with The Peace Creeps and is also a featured artist with David Uosikkinen’s In the Pocket. For more information visit ThePeaceCreeps.

Deb Callahan

Deb Callahan is one of Philadelphia’s most renowned blues vocalists. She and her great band – Allen James, Garry Lee and Tom Walling – are known for their spirited live performances that feature Callahan’s original songs as well as an interesting selection of covers. Deb’s latest album “Sweet Soul” (Blue Pearl, 2015) was produced by noted producer and drummer Tony Braunagel and hit many “best of” blues charts nationwide. For more information visit debcallahanband.com.

Danielia Cotton

Danielia Cotton grew up in Hopewell, New Jersey and released her debut album “Small White Town” in 2005. Shortly before its release she was selected as an Artist to Watch by WXPN and that was instrumental in launching her career. Cotton’s musical background includes singing with her mother and aunts’ Gospel group in her early teens, but she was also drawn to rock bands including AC/DC and Led Zeppelin and R&B artists like Stevie Wonder and Donnie Hathaway. She assimilated all these influences to create her own musical voice and proved that it’s ok for an African-American woman to rock. For more information visit danieliacotton.com.

Lizanne Knott

Lizanne Knott is a gifted singer, guitarist and songwriter. As a managing partner of MorningStar Studios, she has had access to some of the best session players around to bring her music to life. Her latest album, “Excellent Day” (2016) will soon be re-released on Proper Records with some additional songs. Lizanne is looking forward to this as well as a European tour this spring. She will return home just in time to perform at this event. For more information visit lizanneknott.com.