Kindred the Family Soul – Tickets – World Cafe Live – Wilmington – Wilmington, DE – August 22nd, 2015

Kindred the Family Soul

Kindred the Family Soul

Johnny Popcorn

Sat · August 22, 2015

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live - Wilmington

Balcony Only • $51 • INCLUDES FEES

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Kindred the Family Soul
Kindred the Family Soul
Born from the same turn-of-the-century Philadelphia neo-soul movement that birthed Jill Scott, the married duo Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon are Kindred the Family Soul. When Jill Scott discovered the pair at the Black Lily Film & Music Festival, she signed them to her Hidden Beach Recordings label and released their debut record, Surrender to Love in 2003, which featured "Stars" and "Far Away." The critically acclaimed album earned Kindred a nomination for a Soul Train Music Award in 2004.

Kindred's follow-up release In This Life Together came out in 2005 and painted an unapologetically autobiographical picture of Dantzler and Graydon's life together. Critics applauded the album's content - AllMusic's William Ruhlmann declared: "...the collection presents a full-scale portrait of life for a loving, struggling, contemporary couple with three kids trying to keep things together, a life not that different from most people's. That is actually a refreshing perspective to find expressed in popular music, and one a wide audience should be able to identify with."

After releasing The Arrival on Hidden Beach in 2008, Kindred shifted over to Shanachie and produced their latest album, 2011’s Love Has No Recession. "It is our prayer that this offering will inspire, and as always, be a voice for those who truly relate to our message," share Dantzler and Graydon. "It is equally socially conscious as it is all grown up and sexy-like. It is quite simply ... US." Featuring the lead single "Magic Happens," the disc peaked at No. 90 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Johnny Popcorn
Johnny Popcorn
Funk/Soul has been arranged and dragged through the years so much, its aged prematurely. Bands have evolved and even died as its progressive strain mutated and grew. Being a genre so bratty and angst ridden, funk is a recycled phenomenon, Its infectious armor healing after a continuous battering.


In 2000, music was beginning to morph and grow an over-skin where generic bands could take shelter. At that time, Johnny Popcorn was in its early stages and was just a release for its members. Considering the project as something fun outside of their regular music careers, Johnny Popcorn would be the outlet when things got too stressful. Fittingly enough, recording some Johnny Popcorn hits seemed to hit the spot.

Consisting of two members, (Hezekiah and Tone Whitefield) the duo's inspiration and experience is the masterpiece that cements Johnny Popcorn. Vocalist and song writer Hezekiah is no stranger to the music industry with 3 full length solo albums as a Hip-Hop artist. Feeling like he was neglecting his Southern Funk/Rock upbringing passed down by his parents from Kentucky and North carolina, he was inspired to do something new and exciting which ultimately settled into a new found passion. Bass guitarist and all around producer Tony Whitfield, would aid Armstrong on his Punk/Rock/Funk/Soul assault with a diverse spark of rawness and sound the act needed for progress.

The JOHNNY POPCORN name was inspired by Hezekiah and Tone joking around at open mics and putting fake names on the list. When the time came... the show host said the name, Johnny Popcorn, on the mic and the audience chuckled and repeated the name. Thus Johnny was born. A substance so meaningful to them, it deserved its own ego.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live - Wilmington
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE, 19801