Yola released her critically acclaimed debut album Walk Through Fire earlier this year. Produced by Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys) is a contemporary twist on a traditional sonic tapestry of orchestral strings, fiddle, steel, and shimmering tremolo guitars. The album was written and recorded at Auerbach’s Nashville studio, Easy Eye Sound, with contributions from songwriting legends who between them have written songs for artists from Glen Campbell to Aretha Franklin. Musicians who performed on the record included bassist Dave Roe (Johnny Cash) as well as drummer Gene Chrisman and pianist Bobby Wood, who played on hits by Dusty Springfield and Elvis Presley; guest performers included country music icon Vince Gill.
Dan Auerbach said, “The moment I met Yola I was impressed. Her spirit fills the room, just like her voice...she has the ability to sing in a full roar or barely a whisper and that is a true gift. She made everyone in the studio an instant believer.”
Hailing from a small town outside Bristol in the UK, Yola grew up in poverty with an unsupportive parent who “banned” her from making music. She later experienced homelessness, living on the streets of London, and also struggled with stress-induced voice loss. Yola overcame these challenges to launch a successful career in writing and performing on pop hits and briefly joined British band Massive Attack before launching her solo career, becoming a breakout star in the USA. Since the release of her debut album, she has made her US TV debut on CBS Saturday Morning Session and shared a stage with artists including The Highwomen, Mavis Staples, and Dolly Parton at Newport Folk Festival. Yola is a guest on the new The Highwomen album, performing on the “Freedom Rider” verse on the album’s title track (listen HERE).
Yola’s debut album Walk Through Fire is the latest release on Dan Auerbach’s record label, Easy Eye Sound, distributed by his longtime label Nonesuch Records. https://store.easyeyesound.com
In a time when change is needed more than ever, the enigma Jac Ross emerges carrying enough pain to incite cultural change and the love to remind us we’re all the same. For Darkchild Records/Island Records signee Jac Ross, his soul-stirring vocals are deeper than the ears that hear them. The sounds of his voice tell the stories of struggle and success, but most importantly impress a glimmer of hope in the hearts of those who witness his silky and powerful harmonies.
Jac Ross, R&B’s newest voice, sets the tone for 2020 releasing a powerful, soul-stirring single, “It’s Ok To Be Black”
“It’s Ok To Be Black”. In a time where so much change is needed, the Florida native pens an open letter and inspirational anthem to celebrate perseverance and struggle. Driven by the stories of those that are disenfranchised, low on hope and high on disappointment — Ross, lends his voice to provide a reason to smile. Jac Ross delivers a warm, melodic upbuilding song that calls out prejudice, even speaking of some of his own struggles.
Getting his start early, Jac Ross has built a buzz around his electric live show and his ability to connect to listeners through his songs. It’s Jac’s “soul quenching” music that’s exploratory and socially progressive that’s garnered him some early attention. The brilliant fusion of soul, funk alongside gritty synthesizing R&B melodies have earned him his debut TV performance. Airing MLK day, January 20TH , 2020 on TV One — Jac Ross has been handpicked by Ms. Cathy Hughes, Founder and Chairperson of Urban One, to open the Urban One Honors television special. A celebration of black music honoring iconic talents such as, Missy Elliott, Jamie Foxx, Chance the Rapper, Brandy, Anita Baker and others, Jac Ross is truly proving one to watch for 2020!
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All attendees of the Yola concert at Taft Theatre on March 12 must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 OR have received a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test within 72-hours prior to entry to the event. The policy is being enacted in an effort to safeguard the health of concert-goers, touring artists and employees, and to prevent another shutdown of live music which devastated the business amidst the pandemic in 2020 thru May of 2021.
In attending the event you certify and attest that you and all individuals in your party attending the event will follow the below regulations:
• All fans will provide printed or digital proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72-hours of the event, OR will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least two weeks after final dose) at the time of the event and provide proof of vaccination – either the original vaccination card, a digital copy, or a printed copy of the vaccination card with an appropriate ID matching the name on your documentation.
• Unvaccinated fans under 12 years of age will be required to take a COVID-19 diagnostic test within 72-hours of the event and will provide proof of negative result prior to entering the venue.
• Unvaccinated fans over 12 years will be required to take a COVID-19 diagnostic test within 72-hours of the event and will provide printed proof of negative result prior to entering the venue.
• These terms will apply to all members of your party before they are allowed to enter the event and to any users of the tickets purchased by you.
Grammy and Americana Music Award-nominated artist Yola is hitting the road in support of her anthemic new album, Stand For Myself. Yola will bring her sophisticated and diverse sonic mix of symphonic soul and classic pop to Cincinnati, OH for a performance at Taft Theatre on Saturday, March 12, 2022. Soul-stirring vocalist Jac Ross will join as special guest.
Produced by Dan Auerbach, Stand For Myself is a timeless masterpiece marking an idiosyncratic sonic shift, which will defy all expectation. The album features a fluidity of sound that defies categorization weaving elements of symphonic soul, mellifluous pop melodies, disco grooves, rootsy rawness, and ecstatic gospel power into a package with instant appeal, tracing an expansive musical thread to Yola’s most eclectic musical inspirations. Yola’s inimitable vocals share nuanced stories of allyship, black feminine strength through vulnerability, collective awakening and loving connection from the sexual to the social. Yola declares that it is only when we stand for ourselves, and acknowledge our complexity, that we can be truly alive. For Yola, living is more than merely surviving.