Saturday, September 10, 2016

Tonight's the Night!

We have a phenomenal show planned! Black Diamond Band, a special limited open mic, members of the next generation of Five Men on Stools, Dichotomy, and Aubrey... this one will be for the history books!
We still have tickets available, click below to buy now, or you can pay with cash or your card at the door! Be prepared for an amazing live music and spoken word experience!

Aubrey and Dichotomy

Trey Daniels

Desmond Champion

Black Diamond Band

Your Hostess, Imani Rhema


Black Diamond Band Center Photo L to R:
Jonathan Boddie, Jerami Matlock, Special Guest Vocalist J. Worthy,
Derek Q. Sanders, Craig Bailey, Special Guest Vocalist Willie Butler

Black Diamond Band, led by TSU Alumnus and percussionist extraordinaire Craig Bailey, is one of the busiest bands in Nashville. Specializing in Neo-Soul, R&B, and Jazz, BDB became a Nashville household name several years ago after performances around the city at awards shows, spoken word events, album releases, and local concerts, backing some of the most talented vocalists, spoken word artists, and lyricists in the area. These distinguished gentlemen have garnered several accolades in the musicians community including being nominated for Best Funk/R&B Band during the NIMAs (Nashville Industry Music Awards) in 2012. If you are coming to our Poetry Double Feature Show featuring Aubrey and Dichotomy, you are definitely in for a treat! Craig has some surprises up his sleeve as usual, including the amazing crooner Willie Butler, and cannot wait to open the night with a set from Black Diamond! Get ready to throw up your Black Diamond Band Sign!
The band members are:
Craig Bailey, Drummer. Entrepreneur. Knoxvillian. Alpha Man.
Jerami Matlock, Award-Nominated Vocalist. Keyboardist. Producer. Fisk Jubilee Singer.
Jonathan Boddie, International Musician. Lead Guitarist. Vocalist.
Derek Q. Sanders,All About that Bass. Author. Blogger. Relationship Expert.

See you at the show!
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016


What do Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, and Prince have in common? Most of their top-selling hits are sung in the silky, fluttering vocal range of falsetto. Add a dazzling smile, his guitar, and some southern swag, and you have a hint of what Desmond Champion is all about!

Desmond burst onto Atlanta’s popping music scene several years ago with this one thought in mind: chasing his dream of bringing his satiny-smooth vocals into the ears, minds, and hearts of many as possible. Since then he has performed his one-man show at café’s and open mics, and has been featured at countless live music events. Desmond has become well known for mesmerizing audiences all over the state of Georgia. He recently was nominated ATL’s Hottest Male Vocalist and is in the running to win the competition! (*Check his music out below and help him be the Champion at!) Desmond also is a part of the next generation of Atlanta’s epic jazz group Five Men on a Stool.

Born not too far away in Decatur, Georgia, Desmond grew up with a passion for music. He has developed his vocal range to rival some of the best crooners in the business and cannot wait to share his incredible talent with Middle Tennessee. He has traveled around the country and even internationally this summer, and will kick his autumn season off right in here in Nashville. He is one of the special guests at the Soul Food Poetry Café Double Feature show this Sunday.

Check him out here!

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Trey Daniels: Special Guest at our next show - Sunday Sept 11th at Venue 109!

“A distinctive sound that’s attached to a defining story.” 

Alto Saxophonist Trey Daniels’ multi-faceted artistry is influenced by an old school Gospel Jazz vibe. Born in Tampa, Florida weighing in at two lbs., 8 ounces, as an infant he was unable to use his own lungs to breathe – so, he says, “It’s truly a miracle that I am able to do what I do today, and a testament to the grace of God. It’s also the reason I am able to play with such passion, energy and honesty.”

Those characteristics have been part of Trey’s musical life from the beginning until now. Attracted by Atlanta’s vibrant neo-soul scene, Trey moved there immediately after he finished college at FSU and began establishing his presence as a force in local clubs with regular performances. His group plays regularly around Atlanta. Trey has also performed at the Columbus Jazz Festival, Essence Music Festival, and at the July 4th Extravaganza at Lenox Square.

Trey proudly launched his philanthropy called “Music on a Mission,” in which he visits schools, teaches kids about jazz and encourages their own musical dreams before performing a set.

Trey recently performed The National Anthem at an Indianapolis Colts game, and is looking forward to being a special guest artist at Soul Food Poetry Café for our Double Feature on Sunday September 11th. See you there!