Grammy-nominated funk rock pioneer Nona Hendryx convenes for the 2nd annual Rock Solid Women’s Festival: Celebrating Women in Art & Music. Presenting a radically inclusive lineup of Poets, Singers, Songwriters, and Comediennes.
Thursday, May 9, 2019
The Gramercy Theatre in NYC
Doors at 7 PM, Show at 8 PM
Grab your tickets here: https://concerts1.livenation.com
Rock Solid Women Lineup Includes:
Revolutionary art-rock, new-wave goddess Nona Hendryx is a celebrated vocalist, record producer, songwriter, musician and author, Ambassador of Artistry in Music for Berkelee College of Music. Longtime Hendryx fans know her as one of the founding members of the ‘girl group’, Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles. In 1970, Patti, Sarah Dash and Nona morphed into the groundbreaking group Labelle, delivering a No.1 worldwide hit with ‘Lady Marmalade’ (Voulez Vous Coucher Avec Moi C’est Soir?). Tackling social issues, love and politics, Hendryx’s legendary career spans six decades of sound, technology and style innovation.
Divinty Roxx may be most known for having toured as Assistant Musical Director for Beyoncé, showcasing her bass skills to sold out shows all over the world. Before touring with Beyoncé, Divinity toured with the Grammy Award winning bassist Victor Wooten and has appeared on the cover of Bass Musician and Bass Player UK magazines. She’s recorded with Will.I.Am and renowned producer Jerry Wonda, as well as Victor Wooten and Bella Fleck. She is a member of the Black Girls Rock Orchestra (BET), and has backed artists such as Sheila E., Erykah Badu, Patti Labelle, Jay-Z, Kanye West, George Michael, and more. She’s also toured and was the musical director for K-Pop sensation 2NE1, hip-hop artist B.o.B. and R&B artist K. Michelle. Divinity’s last solo album, ImPossible (2016) received critical acclaim and landed her a 2016 Independent Music Award for ‘Best Spoken Word Album’. She continues to perform original music all over the world and is endorsed by DR Strings, Warwick Basses and amps, Mono and Tannoy.
Kat Dyson has most notable toured and played with Prince’s New Power Generation, Cyndi Lauper, Sheila E, Natalie Cole, Ivan Neville, Donny Osmond, Odetta, Mick Jagger, Sarah McLachlan, Buddy Guy, BB King, Chaka Khan, Carlos Santana, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Sam Moore [Sam &Dave], Bruce Willis, Nona Hendrix, The B52’s and many more in her illustrious career as a guitarist and songwriter. Her studio work highlights are with such artists as Prince, Keb Mo’, Ziggy Marley,S heila E., Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Mick Jagger [Alfie soundtrack]. In the May 2017 edition of Guitar Player, she made the 50 Sensational Female Guitarist List and is included in the compilation SHE ROCKS,VOL. 1 on Steve Vai’s label Favorite Nations Records. She continues to tour with Italian rock and blues legend ZUCCHERO and others worldwide. In addition to releasing her EP ‘COLOUR KOMMENTARY’, she is composing music for television, documentaries, and film in Los Angeles.
Be Steadwell is a singer songwriter from Washington DC. A blend of soul, A Capella and folk-Be calls her music QUEER POP. In her live performances, she utilizes looping, vocal layering and beat boxing to compose her songs on stage.
Ultra Naté is a world renown singer, songwriter, DJ, producer, label owner and promoter who was one of the first artists in dance music signed to a major record deal with Warner Brothers. She has collaborated with Lenny Kravitz, Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child), Boy George., Roger Sanchez and many others. Named one of Billboard Magazine’s “Greatest of All Time” Top Dance Artists (#12) along with three entries in the industry bible’s respective “Greatest Of All Time” Top 10 Dance Club Songs including the platinum-selling #1 anthem, “Free.”
Sarah Jaffe’s endearingly stark narratives have gone from folk-pop songs to decidedly cathartic pop ballads without losing any of their thoughtfulness or intimacy. Instrumentation now veer more towards electro-pop, but her storytelling and heartfelt lyricism is still every bit as cerebral. She’s performed on Kimmel, shared the stage with Norah Jones, Erykah Badu, Chelsea Wolfe to Cyndi Lauper. Jaffe also has a partnership with hip-hop producer S1 their “Bad Guy” appears on Eminem’s Grammy Award winning MMLP2.
Sophia Ramos has sung with an impressive list of studio and stage collaborators, including Jason Newsted of Metallica, Paul Simon, Joey Ramone, Shakira, Rod Stewart, Imagine Dragons, Mary J Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Soundgarden and Rage Against The Machine. She is the winner of the songwriter Hall Of Fame Abe Olman award for excellence in songwriting. Her debut CD, “Her Majesty” received critical acclaim with The New Yorker Magazine calling it “deeply passionate rock n’ roll.
A dynamic and powerful virtuoso with a soothing touch, Ali Caldwell’s voice is as thrilling as it is comforting. This is modern R&B music that inspires a sense of nostalgia. Perhaps you caught her flawless television performances Fox Network’s new show “The Four”, Season 2 (with a Celebrity Panel consisting of P.Diddy, DJ Khaled & Meghan Trainor) and dominating Season 11 of NBC’s “The Voice” where she garnered an impressive 4 chair turn in her audition. Ali was the last standing member representing the Miley Cyrus team all the way to the Semi-Finals.