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Best Local R&B / Soul Act BOA Award Winner

Roger Reynolds

Best R&B / Soul Act BOA Award Winner

Anthony David
Armed with only a guitar and a gruff voice, Savannah-born singer/songwriter ANTHONY DAVID is on a mission to bring great soul music back to Atlanta. He's been spreading his blues-tinged sound around town for years, serving as a member of the rap/rock outfit El Pus and writing songs for artists like India.Arie.more...
Armed with only a guitar and a gruff voice, Savannah-born singer/songwriter ANTHONY DAVID is on a mission to bring great soul music back to Atlanta. He's been spreading his blues-tinged sound around town for years, serving as a member of the rap/rock outfit El Pus and writing songs for artists like India.Arie. But unlike the smooth-jazz schlock you've heard from too many local neo-soul acts, David's earthy, accessible songs - showcased on his debut album "3 Chords and the Truth" - actually seem to come from his soul. "www.anthonydavidmusic.com" less...

Best Local R&B/Soul Act BOA Award Winner

Roger Reynolds

Best Local Soul/Funk Act BOA Award Winner

Whild Peach
WHILD PEACH, the all-the-way-live funk-rock-soul-jam freakout ensemble fronted by husband-and-wife vocalist Peach and guitarist David Whild, has been playing in town for nearly a decade now. But until fairly recently, the band has tended to play second-fiddle to Peach and Whild's high-profile sessionmore...
WHILD PEACH, the all-the-way-live funk-rock-soul-jam freakout ensemble fronted by husband-and-wife vocalist Peach and guitarist David Whild, has been playing in town for nearly a decade now. But until fairly recently, the band has tended to play second-fiddle to Peach and Whild's high-profile session work - most notably, their frequent appearances on OutKast records. Lately, however, Whild Peach has graced the Apache Cafe with a flashy, guest-filled monthly residency that has the band in the minds and hearts of a rapidly growing horde of eclectic music fans. less...

Best Local R&B / Soul Band / Artist BOA Award Winner

India.Arie

Best Local R&B / Soul Band / Artist BOA Award Winner

Joi
R&B divas are a dime a dozen these days, but our own veteran soulstress, JOI, has got to be the freakiest, funkiest, funniest and, dare-say, smartest lady in the game (despite the shameful lack of commercial payoff that has dogged her entire career). With last spring's "Star Kitty's Revenge", Joimore...

R&B divas are a dime a dozen these days, but our own veteran soulstress, JOI, has got to be the freakiest, funkiest, funniest and, dare-say, smartest lady in the game (despite the shameful lack of commercial payoff that has dogged her entire career). With last spring's "Star Kitty's Revenge", Joi delivered what's arguably her best and most ambitious record, part retro-soul, part future-funk and entirely entertaining, proving she's still growing against the grain and setting new standards for what a black female R&B artist can be.


"www.joi-online.com."

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Best Local R&B / Soul Artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2001
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2001 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
India Arie
www.indiaarie.com. After emerging from the local neo-soul scene of the late '90s, guitar-wielding singer/songwriter India Arie hooked up with Motown and dropped mostly out of sight for the last year or two. But when she emerged with her national debut this past March, it was as a fully formed recordingmore...
www.indiaarie.com. After emerging from the local neo-soul scene of the late '90s, guitar-wielding singer/songwriter India Arie hooked up with Motown and dropped mostly out of sight for the last year or two. But when she emerged with her national debut this past March, it was as a fully formed recording artist, deftly balancing commercial flavor with her own organic musicality. She's sexier than Tracy Chapman and more versatile than Erykah Badu. After a burst of critical acclaim and a slot opening for Sade on tour, she's ready to blossom into a full-fledged Motown legend. less...

Best Local R&B/Soul Band/Artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2001
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2001 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Paul Sforza

Best R&B Band/Artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2000 » After Dark » Readers Pick
OutKast
Perhaps our readers choosing OutKast, Atlanta's greatest rap group, as the city's best R&B band, is no mistake. After all, Dre and Big Boi have been learning to play their own instruments in the past few months, and their forays into instrumentation on the forthcoming Stankonia are undeniably funky,more...
Perhaps our readers choosing OutKast, Atlanta's greatest rap group, as the city's best R&B band, is no mistake. After all, Dre and Big Boi have been learning to play their own instruments in the past few months, and their forays into instrumentation on the forthcoming Stankonia are undeniably funky, as on "Ms. Jackson," the mind-unraveling ode to baby's mama's mama's everywhere. less...

Best R&B Band/Artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2000 » After Dark » Critics Pick
Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs
OK, he's not actually a performing artist, but in this day and age, we all know it's the writers and producers who are the real stars in R&B. And though you might not recognize him if you passed him on the street, Ske'kespere, co-author and producer of recent irresistible hits such as TLC's "No Scrubs"more...
OK, he's not actually a performing artist, but in this day and age, we all know it's the writers and producers who are the real stars in R&B. And though you might not recognize him if you passed him on the street, Ske'kespere, co-author and producer of recent irresistible hits such as TLC's "No Scrubs" and Destiny's Child's "Bills, Bills, Bills" — plus a label and music company exec in his own right — is fast becoming one of urban music's biggest names. less...
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