2021 Lineup

The 2021 lineup promises another epic year. Please take a few minutes to review our talented artists and visit their links. You will be impressed.

Bryson Bernard (Cupid)

Bryson Bernard better known by his stage name Cupid, is an American singer born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana.

He has released four albums, and is best known for the single “Cupid Shuffle”. Bernard pursued a solo career. With a five-octave vocal range, Bernard earned the nickname “Cupid” for an impressive performance of the Sam Cooke’s 1960s hit single “Cupid”.

In 2001 the singer first self-released single was “Do Ya Thang”; second self-released album, 2005’s The King of Down South R&B; In January 2007, he was signed to Atlantic Records before his third album, Time For a Change, Atlantic Records. His first single from that album, “Cupid Shuffle”, peaked at #66 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #21 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Since then the song has gone double platinum. His other singles include “Say Yes”, “Happy Dance”, “The Love Slide” and “Do My Ladies Run This Party”.

Jeter Jones

Jeter Jones also known as “Da GQ Country Boy” the artist native of Mansfield, Louisiana, is a decorated combat veteran with 20 years of service. He also is the ZBTAWARDS, 2016 Southern Soul/Blues Artist of the Year. He grew up with a love for all types of music, and has a gospel quartet background coming from generations of quartet singers like his father, uncles, and granddad. While preparing for retirement he started on a musical career by releasing his first Cd in Feb 2013 entitled “REAL – Raw Encouraging Amazing Love” where he got signed to a distribution deal with Tate Music Group in Jan 2014. He then started his own label and released his 2nd Album entitled “Sweet Jones live @Leroy’s Chicken Shack” which was nominated for best Cd, as well as getting him recognized as a best new artist runner up. In Jul 2015 he released his 3rd Cd entitled “Da GQ Country Boy” which was nominated for best Cd, in which he won the ZBTAWARDS 2015 Rising Southern Soul/Blues Male artist of the year. He was nominated in 12 categories for 2016. He has released his 4th Cd entitled “Trail ride Certified” Dec 2016 which gained a 5 Star excellent rating from Daddy B Nice, and has climbed to # 10 on the Blues critic charts. In 2016 he won the New Orleans Viewer’s Choice awards for best line dance song, and another ZBTAWARDS for best music video for 2016. Based at home in Shreveport La, Jeter Jones & the Perfect Blend Band are touring and making a strong mark in his second career as a heavy weights in the Southern Soul & Blues music world. The band also has the ZBTAWARDS 2016 guitar player of the year, Julius “JuBaby” Walton, Brandon “BCam” Campbell, Ricco “Da Kidd” Atkins, Davante “DaKidd II” Youngblood, and JaMarcus Brown.

Jeter Jones

Jeter Jones also known as “Da GQ Country Boy” the artist native of Mansfield, Louisiana, is a decorated combat veteran with 20 years of service. He also is the ZBTAWARDS, 2016 Southern Soul/Blues Artist of the Year. He grew up with a love for all types of music, and has a gospel quartet background coming from generations of quartet singers like his father, uncles, and granddad. While preparing for retirement he started on a musical career by releasing his first Cd in Feb 2013 entitled “REAL – Raw Encouraging Amazing Love” where he got signed to a distribution deal with Tate Music Group in Jan 2014. He then started his own label and released his 2nd Album entitled “Sweet Jones live @Leroy’s Chicken Shack” which was nominated for best Cd, as well as getting him recognized as a best new artist runner up. In Jul 2015 he released his 3rd Cd entitled “Da GQ Country Boy” which was nominated for best Cd, in which he won the ZBTAWARDS 2015 Rising Southern Soul/Blues Male artist of the year. He was nominated in 12 categories for 2016. He has released his 4th Cd entitled “Trail ride Certified” Dec 2016 which gained a 5 Star excellent rating from Daddy B Nice, and has climbed to # 10 on the Blues critic charts. In 2016 he won the New Orleans Viewer’s Choice awards for best line dance song, and another ZBTAWARDS for best music video for 2016. Based at home in Shreveport La, Jeter Jones & the Perfect Blend Band are touring and making a strong mark in his second career as a heavy weights in the Southern Soul & Blues music world. The band also has the ZBTAWARDS 2016 guitar player of the year, Julius “JuBaby” Walton, Brandon “BCam” Campbell, Ricco “Da Kidd” Atkins, Davante “DaKidd II” Youngblood, and JaMarcus Brown.

Ms. Jody

Joanne Vertie Delapaz stage name Ms. Jody, who was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 10, 1957. When Delapaz was two years old, her family moved to Bay Springs, Mississippi, where she still lives today. Her father was a minister, and she grew up on gospel music. An R&B vocalist who puts her own contemporary spin on classic Southern soul. Ms. Jody has become a favorite in blues and soul circles for her often witty songs that speak the truth about life and love. Ms. JODY song: “It’s A Ms. Jody Thang” (Ecko) Three Stars *** Solid. Ms. Jody has quietly emerged as one of Ecko Records’ core performers, producing material with more frequency than her more established label-mates, Denise LaSalle and Sheba Potts-Wright.  When a southern soul artist through-and-through like Ms. Jody takes on influences–the zydeco instrumental track, the country-western “tippy-toe” refrain–it’s like spice added to a gumbo. It works to perfection.

Tara Keith

Tara Keith is a female vocalist, who resides in Mobile, Alabama. She became interested in the entertainment industry at a very early age. Tara has made cameo appearances on local television commercials and sitcoms. She had the opportunity to play a major role in various stage productions and she has opened for other well-known artists such as Lenny Williams, Confunkshun, and Stony Murphy to name a few. The Queens’s music is infused with contemporary R&B, Classic Soul, and Neo-soul. Tara is the recipient of the 2017 Pensacola Music Award’s Hot New Artist and Best Recording Artist. Tara was also nominated to receive several awards at the 2018 Jackson Music Awards, 2020 ZBT Awards, and the 2020 Texas Southern Soul Music Awards. Southern Soul Blues song about the dance style called swing out aka step B Tara is a new Southern Soul-ish Artist from the Gulf coast city of Mobile, Alabama.

Tara Keith

Tara Keith is a female vocalist, who resides in Mobile, Alabama. She became interested in the entertainment industry at a very early age. Tara has made cameo appearances on local television commercials and sitcoms. She had the opportunity to play a major role in various stage productions and she has opened for other well-known artists such as Lenny Williams, Confunkshun, and Stony Murphy to name a few. The Queens’s music is infused with contemporary R&B, Classic Soul, and Neo-soul. Tara is the recipient of the 2017 Pensacola Music Award’s Hot New Artist and Best Recording Artist. Tara was also nominated to receive several awards at the 2018 Jackson Music Awards, 2020 ZBT Awards, and the 2020 Texas Southern Soul Music Awards. Southern Soul Blues song about the dance style called swing out aka step B Tara is a new Southern Soul-ish Artist from the Gulf coast city of Mobile, Alabama.

Vick Allen

Vick Allen known as the” Velvet Voice of Soul”, Born In Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, September 17, 1971. He began singing and playing piano at the age of 5 years old and his best audiences to be his family and church members who were astonished at Vick’s ability at such an early age.
Mississippi native who sang with the Canton Spirituals prior to becoming a prominent soul-blues recording artist and producer. Vick Allen is a well-known singer, producer, performer, and musician in both the Gospel, R&B and Blues genres. Vick Allen has produced records for Grammy-nominated artists such as Blues legend Bobby Rush, and Gospel Greats, The Canton Spirituals.

Mr. Smoke

Bruce Smith (aka) MR. SMOKE I was born on March 12 in Tuskegee and currently live in Phoenix City, Alabama. His mother was a Sunday school teacher father a Pastor. This is where his strong belief and spiritual up bringing comes from, which he is appreciative of. Mr. Smoke has been singing since he was 8 years old. He has progressed from the youth choir to the platform that he embraces now. From Mr. Smoke’s debut album, “Who Want Smoke?”;  song “Love Stand” is a ballad in the deep, soulful tradition of “I’m Trapped” by Carl Sims, who coincidentally released his annual single this month, twenty years after he helped jump-start contemporary southern soul in Shreveport, Louisiana. The beat goes on. The torch is passed.

Mr. Smoke

Bruce Smith (aka) MR. SMOKE I was born on March 12 in Tuskegee and currently live in Phoenix City, Alabama. His mother was a Sunday school teacher father a Pastor. This is where his strong belief and spiritual up bringing comes from, which he is appreciative of. Mr. Smoke has been singing since he was 8 years old. He has progressed from the youth choir to the platform that he embraces now. From Mr. Smoke’s debut album, “Who Want Smoke?”;  song “Love Stand” is a ballad in the deep, soulful tradition of “I’m Trapped” by Carl Sims, who coincidentally released his annual single this month, twenty years after he helped jump-start contemporary southern soul in Shreveport, Louisiana. The beat goes on. The torch is passed.

Harmonica Man

ALTON COOLEY, (aka) the Harmonica Man. A Sensational Lover and Harmonica Player of the Blues who was raised in Shubuta, Mississippi. He’s traveled all over the State of Mississippi and beyond playing one of his favorite cover renditions entitled: “Down Home Blues”. A.C aka Mr. Loveseat has recorded several songs, but two to note are “My Eyes Are Crying” and “Mystery Lady” (How you doing tonight)

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