Crosstown Arts and Folk All Y’all present Proud As Folk featuring The Black Opry Revue in The Green Room.
The Green Room at Crosstown Arts
Saturday, June 10, 2023
Doors open at 7 pm | Show begins at 7:30 pm
Black Opry amplifies Black artists and builds community for Black fans of country, blues, folk, and Americana music. In honor of Pride month, this celebration of queer Black voices in roots music will feature Carmen Dianne, Josey, and Julia Cannon.
CARMEN DIANNE is a Nashville born and raised singer-songwriter, vocalist, and bassist. Carmen finds that the most interesting people don’t really fit into one box, so their music shouldn’t either. By blending genres like R&B with southern rock and country, Carmen hopes to create a sound as natural and familiar as it is ear-catching and original. With her soulful, angelic voice and deft songwriting skill, Carmen Dianne illustrates stories of regret, hope, willpower and sheer bliss with a striking sincerity that shows that this singer won’t be going anywhere soon.
JOSEY was crowned the winner of the talent competition “The Fame Chicago” before graduating from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor of Music and moving to Nashville to pursue her songwriting career. Her talents have led her to perform at numerous venues such as The Chicago Theatre, The Metro, Auditorium Theatre, Exit/IN and with gifted musicians such as Diane Warren, Corey Henry and Shawn Mullins. With her eclectic sound, soaring vocals and compelling lyrics, Josey is creating her own path within music.
JULIA CANNON is a Nashville-based songwriter, recording artist and music producer who is hard to forget. Recently lauded for her “beautiful balladry” by Rolling Stone (2022), Julia’s soothing, honeyed voice and quirky personality offer a refreshing, vibrant contrast to the bittersweet honesty of her lyrics and uncertain times for those listening. Known for her outstanding musicality, disarming persona, beauty, style, and offbeat humor, Julia Cannon is a bright star to watch.
About Folk All Y’all: Intimate, attentive performances by exceptional singer-songwriters, proudly presented in Memphis, Folk All Y’all is a public, nonprofit listening room series supported by our pledges from our community.