ABOUT JON “SMOKE” LUCAS
Jon “Smoke” Lucas, a musician since age 8, is a Nashville native, multi-instrumentalist & GRAMMY Award-winning musician with a passion for curating immersive live music experiences.
Lucas is a highly sought-after drummer and DJ within the local Music City scene. He has toured the US, Canada & Europe playing various genres including Country, Soul/R&B, Funk, Rock, Gospel, and Hip-Hop/Rap. Lucas has shared a stage with artists such as Billy Ray Cyrus, Robert Randolph, Gramps Morgan, Indie Arie, Chris Janson, James Otto, Bas, Mr. Talkbox, Shannon Sanders, John Oates, Bob Weir, Meghan Linsey, CeCe Winans & more.
ABOUT WILL DAVENPORT
More than words on a page or notes to a melody- William Davenport has had an intimate relationship with music that dates back to his childhood in Atlanta, GA. A soulful spirit with gospel roots, he scribes music reminiscent of mature love in its truest form. From his beginning days, William has been lauded as a true balladeer and music prodigy skilled in piano, guitar, violin, and organ. While in college pursuing a degree in Engineering, William appeared in and won several high-profile talent shows including the Embassy Records National Talent Search, and the opportunity to be a singer/songwriter for Neyos recording label, Compound Entertainment. More recently, William has continued to be recognized as an independent artist, including being spotlighted in the BET Music Matters campaign.
No stranger to the stage, William has shared a stage with legends such as India Arie, Will Downing, Boney James, Laura Izibor, Mary Mary, and Kirk Whalum. A powerful voice in his own right, William continues to pen musical stories that genuinely reflect the heart songs of everyday love and sensuality while carving a career in the industry with his unique sound and undeniable talent.
ABOUT SAM MCCRARY & THE MIX
Sam formed his first band in high school where he received a variety of awards. He continued to experiment by mixing musicians from different genres until he perfected a unique sound that allowed him to make the most of his vocal talents. Surrounded by musicians who, like him, are considered among the best at their craft, they continue to wow audiences in small and major venues alike with their branded style of funk fusion.
ABOUT THE MCCRARY SISTERS
The McCrary Sisters sing gospel that melds traditional with contemporary and incorporates their influences of classic soul, Americana, blues, rock, and R&B music. Central to their work and any show is their boundless joy in singing, and a desire to spread hope, love, healing (and dancing).
Daughters of the late Rev. Samuel McCrary a founding member of the legendary gospel quartet The Fairfield Four Ann, Regina, Alfreda and Deborah grew up in Nashville surrounded by music, artists, community, and faith. The daughters were raised in harmony, singing at home and at their fathers church. In their formative years, the sisters had many accomplishments individually and together sharing in their family legacy performing with artists including Bob Dylan, Elvis, Isaac Hayes and Stevie Wonder.
In 2011, the Sisters officially formed their own group, The McCrary Sisters, and have since recorded or performed with notable artists Delbert McClinton, Black Keys, Martina McBride, Eric Church, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, Jonny Lang, Robert Randolph, The Winans, Donnie McClurkin, Rosanne Cash, Carrie Underwood, Hank Williams Jr., Dr. John, Widespread Panic, Sheryl Crow, Maren Morris, Gregg Allman and many more.
ABOUT KENNY SMOOV
Kenny Smoov is an On-Air/Programming radio veteran with stints in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Industry Awards to his credit are Billboard Radio Personality of the Year (Small Market), Highest Rated Urban Station in America (KBCE, Alexandria), and NAACP Image Award (South Carolina).
He is a Desert Storm Veteran with 6 years of military service to his credit with tours of duty in, South Korea, Ft. Hood, TX, and a host of other assignments. Decorations include Army Commendation Medal 2 Clusters, Army Achievement Medal 2 Clusters, and others.