Jamaaladeen Tacuma Live Whiteville, NC This is a truly monumental event, Jamaaladeen Tacuma aka Rudy McDaniel son of Mazie of the HILL family of Whiteville North Carolina will be performing in his home town for the first time ever. Jamaaladeen has performed all over the planet but never in his families hometown of Whiteville, NC. This connection to Whiteville runs deep. Not only is this the hometown of his mother and countless other family members where his grandparents were sharecroppers cultivating not only the land but a large and prosperous family , his Mother sent him there every summer from Philadelphia to live and learn his history AND this is the very place he picked up an old guitar for the first time that happened to have only FOUR strings on it, the rest is history. Jamaaladeen is over joyed to be performing at this special concert getting a chance to share his music with the entire community. This is historical indeed.
Jamaaladeen Tacuma's "Dirt Road Experience Band"
A musical journey inspired by the the life EXPERIENCE Jamaaladeen gained during his summers in Whiteville working side by side with his family.
Jamaaladeen Tacuma: Bass
Jeff Monjack: Guitar
Donald Williams : Sax
Yoichi Uzeki: Keys
TJ Thomas Jefferson: Drums
This event is a very special "Double Header" The stage will be Shared by Philadelphia's Blues man Frank Bey and his Band.
. Frank Bey, the "Southern Gentleman of Blues", is a master of the blues musician who has a unique sound of his own. Frank has been described as Ray Charles, Bobby "Blue" Bland, and B.B. King wrapped in one package. Born and raised in Millen, Georgia, Frank Bey began his singing career performing gospel at the tender age of 4. Along with his brother and two cousins, their group “The Rising Sons” toured around The South making live appearances as well as radio broadcasts. At age 17 he joined the Otis Redding Revue working as the opening act for several years. During his time with Otis Redding, Frank learned to captivate and mesmerize an audience with a song. After a long hiatus from the music business during the 80s and early 90s, Frank came back better than ever.
Where: Whiteville High School Bowers Auditorium 413 N Lee St, Whiteville, NC 28472
When: August 16th 2014 7pm
Tickets and more info: Bobby Jones: 215-219-8045