Valerie Simpson! Roy Ayers! Michael Henderson in concert Saturday July 2!

Celebrate the Independence of our Nation with a Sensational Concert Under the Stars w/ GRAMMY NOMINEES of Music, Valerie Simpson! Roy Ayers! Michael Henderson! Each an award winning Singer, Songwriter, Producer & Musician! The Independence Concert!
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Valerie Simpson! Roy Ayers! Michael Henderson in Concert 7/02 Mable Amphitheater
Valerie Simpson! Roy Ayers! Michael Henderson in Concert 7/02 Mable Amphitheater
ATLANTA - May 1, 2016 - PRLog -- This once in a lifetime concert, the "Independence Concert and Celebration" is one that will be talked about for the ages for all of the hit music these ICONS have created is in the Fabric of Americana! So fitting is this concert!! Valerie Simpson is half of the songwriting, performing, producing GIANT formerly known as Ashford and Simpson! Their award winning (Songwriters' Hall of Fame, "Pioneer Award" from The Rhythm & Blues Org., "Founders Award" ASCAP) collaborations began 4 decades ago and she along with her late husband Nick Ashford have penned classic hits such as, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "You're All I Need To Get By," "Reach Out and Touch Somebody's Hand," "I'm Every Woman," "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing," "Solid," "Your Precious Love," and "Let's Go Get Stoned!"  She serves on the board of The ASCAP Foundation where an award has been established to aid struggling songwriters called the "Reach Out and Touch" Award which honors Nick Ashford.  Valerie owns and runs a popular New York Westside Music Club and Restaurant called "The Sugar Bar" where young writers, singers, musicians have a platform to perform!  Valerie recently released a solo album "Dinosaurs Are Coming Back Again," which was 11 years in the making.  She is currently performing concerts around the country in support of this new project. Also, Valerie Simpson was featured recently on Oprah Winfrey's "Next Chapter!"   Additionally, 4 Ashford & Simpson songs are now featured in the Broadway hit "Motown The Musical" which is touring the country!

Roy Ayers is the number one vibraphone player in the world and one of the most sampled artists in history!  Musician Roy Ayers along with his band "Ubiquity" is an international sensation and has been for many years!  Roy Edward Ayers, Jr. was born in Los Angeles, California on September 10, 1940. Music has always been in his genes. His mother, Ruby, was a schoolteacher and local piano instructor and his father, Roy Sr., was a sometimes-parking attendant and trombonist. As it often happens in a household filled with love and appreciation for music, Roy began to demonstrate his musical aptitude by the tender age of five.  By then he was playing boogie tunes on the piano. He eventually turned his attention to the guitar and other instruments, including the trumpet, and drums before embracing instrument of choice, the vibraphone.  Now in his fourth decade in the music business, Ayers, known as "The Godfather of Neo-soul" continues to bridge the gap between generations of music lovers.  In the 60's, Roy Ayers was an award-winning jazz vibraphonist, and transformed into a popular R&B band leader in the 70's/80's.  Today, the dynamic music man is an iconic figure still in great demand and whose music ininfluenced industry heavyweights, including Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, 50 Cent, A Tribe Called Quest, Tupac and Ice Cube!  Ayers recently recorded with hip hop artist Talib Kweli (produced by Kanye West) and jazz/R&B singer Wil Downing!  Many of Ayers' songs including:  "Everybody Loves the Sunshine","Searchin", Running Away" have been frequently sampled and remixed by DJ's worldwide.

Michael Henderson started as a child prodigy playing bass guitar for some of the greatest entertainers the world has known! Most notable, The Fantastic Four, Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, Dr. John, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin and More!  As the story goes, Henderson accomplished a great deal, making a name for himself as an "IN-DEMAND" session musician before branching out on his own. After a meeting with protege' and friend legendary drummer, Producer Norman Connors, Michael Henderson wrote, produced, sang and played bass guitar for RIAA GOLD & PLATINUM Certified top ten recordings!  Some of the recordings include, the sensual, GRAMMY NOMINATED "You Are My Starship"  the incomparable duet "Valentine Love" featuring the amazing vocals of chanteuse Jean Carne and the very funky romantic uptempo ballad titled "We Both Need Each Other" a Henderson penned duet featuring Ms Phyllis Hyman - The first top ten hit single for both artists!!  Henderson went on to compose many more top ten hit reordings such as the rythmic duet, "Take Me, I'm Yours" featuring Rena Scott, The very funky bass driven dance hit, "Wide Receiver" smooth titels such as "At The Concert" a duet featuring Roberta Flack "In The Night Time" and so many more!  With a career spanning several decades, it comes as no surprise that as in the case of many other great 70's musicians, Henderson's music has been discovered, covered and Sampled by a new generation of artists/musicians!  Though already the recipient of music awards, plaques, certifications, keys to many cities worldwide, September marked the month of "Black Tie Gala" Philadelphia, The City of Brotherly Love where Henderson received the prestigious "LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD of MERIT" from President/CEO Vannessa Jordan-Gaston of the esteemed group, "The National R&B Music Society Inc."

This lovely outdoor concert, scheduled most appropriately during the "4th of July" weekend celebrations Saturday July 2nd, promises to be a musical event worth prepping EARLY FOR!!! Bring your Friends! Family! and Picnic Basket, Beach Blankets and Lawn Chairs for an UNFORGETTABLE evening of chart-topping music!!  If you're in HOTLANTA that weekend, The Mable House Barnes Amphitheater is THE PLACE TO BE!!

Address: 5239 Floyd Rd SW, Mableton, GA 30126

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