The annual San Diego Soul Music Festival presents Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Kem and Joe this April 9, 2016.
Maze’s self-titled debut album was released by Capitol in 1977; that album (which contains the hits “Happy Feelin’s,” “While I’m Alone,” and “Lady of Magic”) went gold and earned Maze an extremely devoted following. Combining a Philadelphia soul sound with a strong appreciation of Marvin Gaye, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly was among the top R&B acts of the late ’70s and ’80s.
A Nashville-born, Detroit-based singer, songwriter, musician, and producer, Kem (born Kim Owens) overcame homelessness and addiction to become one of the most popular adult contemporary R&B artists of the 2000s and early 2010s. Kem’s third album for Motown, titled “Intimacy,” was issued in August 2010, debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, and went gold as well; the single “Why Would You Stay” was nominated for Grammy awards in the categories of Best R&B Male Performance and Best R&B Song.
Joe is an accomplished vocalist of smooth and sultry R&B productions with occasional hip-hop beats, and his extensive background in gospel music has allowed him to produce his albums as well as sing on them. A native of Georgia, Joe later moved to Opelika, Alabama; since he was the son of two preachers, he spent much time in church singing, playing guitar, and even directing the choir. Influenced early on by gospel stars like the Winans, Commissioned, and Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Joe grew to love soul legends Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye plus contemporary stars Bobby Brown and Keith Sweat.
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