Kevin So Shares his S.O.U.L. at Fogartyville in Sarasota
Kevin So is one of the most exciting and powerful singers and songwriters to emerge from the Boston music scene. Making a name for himself as a boundary-stretching singer and songwriter, So’s original blend of pop, rhythm and blues, and hip hop has garnered widespread attention.
Kevin So will perform at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center on Friday, January 10 at 8pm. Tickets are $12 for members and $15 for the general public. Tickets are available online at wslr.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
“S.O.U.L.” is So’s latest album. It is an acronym for “Speaking of Universal Language,” as music is the one language that connects people of all generations and backgrounds. “This album is about love, loss, and reconciliation,” So said during a reflective interview on his latest venture and his experiences that have led him to this point. Kevin describes this album as the bookend to his previous release, “Countryside.” So recorded that after he’d lived in Nashville for 5 years and had immersed himself in the vast songwriter community. “Countryside explored the first four years of my apprenticeship, if you will, in Nashville,” So said. “S.O.U.L. goes into the next four, with more of an R&B flavor.”
Kevin is one of the most recognized artists in the Asian American community. He, too admits that “there aren’t enough of us.” Fans all over the world have caught on to So’s lyrical truths and his knack for engaging people through his music, intense storytelling, and foot stomping performances. He has been nominated eight times for the Boston Music Awards and has opened for some of the industry’s best known acts including Joe Cocker, Randy Newman, Richie Havens, Billy Bragg, Mary Lou Lord, Livingston Taylor, Martin Sexton, Robben Ford, Chris Smither, and Dar Williams. He is an important voice for our generation and for generations to come.
To find out more about Kevin So, please visit his FB page here.
WSLR/Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota, FL 34236
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