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Liv Warfield w/Special Guests Shelby J, Judith Hill
Soaring R&B Vocalist
- Saturday, Mar 18, 2017
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About LiV Warfield
LiV Warfield, a native to Peoria, IL, has one of the most distinct and promising voices in R&B/soul. Her singing career can be traced back to her college years in Portland, Oregon, a city that holds her up as “Portland’s most soulful singer” (Portland Monthly). Some of her musical heroines are Nina Simone, Etta James, Tina Turner, Sade, and Mary J. Blige. With her idols in mind, the local musicians with whom she collaborated with in these early years offered her the opportunity to dabble in a variety of genres. With her newly found platform to express herself musically, the singer started performing within Portland’s vibrant music scene often. After LiV spent years cultivating her unique sound, categorized as “alternative R&B soul with a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll” by the singer herself, LiV took the ardent support she received locally to the next level.
LiV’s performed alongside a host of legendary artists such as Al Green, B.B. King, Dave Matthews Band, The Roots, among others. In 2006, LiV self-released her first album Embrace Me, a collection of finely polished ballads that gave the world an initial taste of her talent. It showcased her prowess as a lyricist, but the sultry singer didn’t have the technical tools she acquired later in her career. The most pivotal moment happened a few years after her debut release. LiV earned a spot in Prince’s backing vocal group the New Power Generation. After the legendary performer watched her YouTube audition tape she sent him, he became one of her greatest celebrity supporters, proven with an offer to sing on his 2010 album Lotusflow3r. Since becoming a member of the New Power Generation, LiV credits Prince as her ultimate music mentor. He’s taught her how to be great both on stage and in the studio. The greatest gift he gave her was the skill of studio arrangement, which she took with her into a studio in Portland where she recorded her sophomore album The Unexpected (released early 2014).
Singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, & social activist, Shelby Johnson or as Prince would say, “ShelbyJ.” is a native of Greensboro, NC.
She is CEO of Blackgypsy Enterprises. Her company specializes in Spreading Positive messages, Light & Love through recorded Music, Books, Art & live performance.
Shelby has toured nationally & internationally with her band Blackgypsy, Groove Theory, Mary J. Blige, Anthony Hamilton, D’Angelo, Martin Luther, Chante Savage, Santana, Larry Graham & her mentor and “co-star” for the 2007 History making Superbowl Halftime Performance… PRINCE!
Judith Hill has been praised by Rolling Stone for her “stellar powerhouse vocals.” In addition to penning and performing her own material, Judith – who wrote her first song at the age of four – has backed such artists as Stevie Wonder and the late Michael Jackson. Hers is one of the stories told in director Morgan Neville’s acclaimed 20 Feet From Stardom, a film that shines the spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. The film has won the Film Critics Award for Best Documentary and an Academy Award for Best Documentary. The film also won the 2015 Grammy for Best Music Film.
Hill, who was also featured on the film’s soundtrack, was a contestant on season four of “The Voice.” Judith has already garnered much praise for her live performance as opener for Josh Groban, John Legend and Prince both in the US and the UK.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“Liv Warfield’s voice is a force of nature. She sings with power, emotion and verve! LiV makes you feel every lyric and note in your core when she exudes her sexy, seductive and sensitive songs.” – Emil Wilbekin, Essence
“A jaw-dropper. Warfield sounds totally in command.” – April Baer, NPR