NEW MUSIC: Zo! – “Lifelines” featuring Dornik

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Zo! – “Lifelines” featuring Dornik
(L. Ferguson, P. Coleman, D. Leigh)
Vocals: Dornik
Rap: Phonte
All instruments: Zo!
Chapter 3hree, Verse 5ive Music (BMI)/Daddy’s New Bowtie (ASCAP)/Universal/PMR Publishing (PRS)

The first single taken from the third +FE Music release from producer, multi-instrumentalist, and musical director of The Foreign Exchange, Zo!.
Album in stores May 20.

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‘SkyBreak’ Tracklisting + Features

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The third +FE Music release from producer, multi-instrumentalist, and musical director of The Foreign Exchange, Zo!.

The 10 song collection features guest appearances from Eric Roberson, Phonte, Muhsinah, innovative UK soul wonder Dornik, and longtime Dungeon Family affiliate and funk/rock veteran Joi.

Arriving …May 20, 2016

01. Lake Erie feat. Sy Smith
02. Starlight feat. Phonte
03. Packing For Chicago feat. Muhsinah
04. I Don’t Mind feat. Shana Tucker
05. Wishing You Well feat. Carmen Rodgers
06. A Season feat. Eric Roberson
07. Just Whatcha Like feat. Joi
08. Lifelines feat. Dornik
09. For Pops
10. Steal My Joy feat. Tamisha Waden

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SoulBounce Listening Lounge: Zo! SkyBreak Release Celebration & Day Party

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SoulBounce Listening Lounge:
Zo! SkyBreak Release Celebration & Day Party

Sunday, May 22, 2016 – Silver Spring, MD
Kaldi’s Social House
918 Silver Spring Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910 | (301) 557-9991
Doors: 3 – 6:30p
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via SoulBounce.com
All DMV Bouncers are invited to join us in celebrating the release of Zo!’s new album at the SoulBounce Listening Lounge from 3 – 6:30 p.m. Come through to listen to SkyBreak and hear Zo! break it down during a candid and comical Q&A, lounge on the new rooftop deck at Kaldi’s Social House in Silver Spring, MD and let your soul bounce to sounds by DJ Stylus – The Vibe Conductor as he expertly moves the crowd at the day party. Zo! will meet and greet everyone, autograph their CDs and take photos to commemorate the occasion and document it on social media.

Attendees can sip on signature cocktails featuring Chairman’s Reserve rum, or make other selections from the full bar and nibble on items from the food menu.VIP Tickets are $25 and include a copy of Zo!’s SkyBreak CD, guaranteed seating and a VIP gift bag. General Admission Tickets are $15 and include a copy of Zo!’s SkyBreak CD. VIP and General Admission tickets are on sale now at Eventbrite.

If you’re in the DMV area and a fan of Zo! and his impressive body of work, then we expect to see your face in the place on Sunday, May 22nd at Kaldi’s Social House for the Zo! SkyBreak Release Celebration & Day Party.

‘SkyBreak’ Documentary Trailer #1 – “…SkyBreak is coming, though”

We had some fun with this one, breaking down some of the Zo! & Tigallo Love The 80’s album  answering  the question…
“When is the 90’s (or 80’s part 2) album coming?”

Zo! – SkyBreak
…arriving on May 20th, 2016 via +FE Music

Zo! – SkyBreak Documentary
by Phokus Films & Digital Cafe
Coming soon

 

Solo ‘SkyBreak’ Tour Dates + ‘Tales From The Land Of Milk and Honey’ Tour Dates with The Foreign Exchange

Tour dates ….SO FAR.
More are always being added.

Solo SkyBreak Tour Dates

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Sunday, May 22, 2016 – Silver Spring, MD
SoulBounce Listening Lounge:
Zo! SkyBreak Release Celebration & Day Party
Kaldi’s Social House
918 Silver Spring Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910 | (301) 557-9991
Doors: 3 – 6:30p
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Saturday, August 20, 2016 – Cincinnati, OH
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
The Greenwich
TBA

Sunday, August 21, 2016 – Indianapolis, IN
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
The Hi-Fi
TBA

Friday, August 26, 2016 – Detroit, MI
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
Charles H. Wright Museum
TBA

Friday, November 11, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
The E Spot Lounge
TBA

Past SkyBreak Tour Dates:

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As Musical Director for…
The Foreign Exchange
Tales From the Land Of Milk and Honey Tour Dates

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Sunday, May 15, 2016 – Philadelphia, PA
with The Foreign Exchange
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Doors: 7:30p
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Monday, May 16, 2016 – Brooklyn, NY
with The Foreign Exchange
Music Hall Of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211 | (212) 260-4700
Doors: 7p | 18+
BUY TICKETS

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 – Cambridge, MA
with The Foreign Exchange
The Middle East
472-480 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, Cambridge, MA 02139 | (617) 864-3278
Doors: 7p | 18+
BUY TICKETS

Thursday, May 19, 2016 – Washington, D.C.
with The Foreign Exchange
The Howard Theatre
620 T Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 | (202) 803-2899
Doors: 7p
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Friday, May 20, 2016 – Richmond, VA
with The Foreign Exchange
The Canal Club
1545 East Cary St,, Richmond, VA 23219 | (804) 643-CLUB (2582)
Doors: 7p
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 – Columbus, OH
with The Foreign Exchange
Park Street Saloon
525 N. Park Street, Columbus, OH 43215 | (614) 220-9151
Doors: 7p | 21+
BUY TICKETS

Thursday, May 26, 2016 – Cleveland, OH
with The Foreign Exchange
On Air Studio
1075 Old River Road Cleveland, OH 44113
Doors: 8p
BUY TICKETS

Thursday, May 27, 2016 – Toronto, ON
with The Foreign Exchange
Revival Bar
783 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1C5
Doors: 8p
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Sunday, May 29, 2016 – Detroit, MI
with The Foreign Exchange
Majestic Theatre
4120-4140 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48201 | (313) 833-9700
Doors: 7p | 18+
BUY TICKETS

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 – Chicago, IL
with The Foreign Exchange
Metro
3730 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613 | (773) 549-4140
Doors: 8p | 18+
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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 – Minneapolis, MN
with The Foreign Exchange
The Cabooze
917 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Doors: 8p | 21+
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Friday, June 3, 2016 – Kansas City, MO
with The Foreign Exchange
The Riot Room
4048 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111
Doors: 7:30p | 21+
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Saturday, June 4, 2016 – St. Louis, MO
with The Foreign Exchange
The Firebird
2706 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63103
Doors: 8p | 21+
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Sunday, June 5, 2016 – Indianapolis, IN
with The Foreign Exchange
The Jazz Kitchen
5377 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220
Doors: 8p
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Friday, June 17, 2016 – Atlanta, GA
with The Foreign Exchange
Terminal West
887 West Marietta St. Studio C, Atlanta, GA 30318
Doors: 8p | 21+
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Saturday, June 18, 2016 – Memphis, TN
with The Foreign Exchange
The Hi-Tone
412-414 N. Cleveland, Memphis, TN 38104
Doors: 8p | 18+
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Sunday, June 19, 2016 – Dallas, TX
with The Foreign Exchange
Trees
2709 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
Doors: 7p
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 – Austin, TX
with The Foreign Exchange
North Door
501 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702
Doors: 7p | 18+
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 – Houston, TX
with The Foreign Exchange
Walter’s Downtown
1120 Naylor St, Houston, TX 77002
Doors: 7p
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Thursday, June 23, 2016 – New Orleans, LA
with The Foreign Exchange
Tipitina’s
501 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115
Doors: 8p | 18+
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Past The Foreign Exchange (Tales From the Land of Milk and Honey Tour) Dates:
November 5, 2015 – Atlanta, GA • November 6, 2015 – Charlotte, NC • November 7, 2015 – Carrboro, NC  • March 18, 2016 – Raleigh, NC (Teen Fest Benefit Show)

Visuals from Zo! + Carmen Rodgers LIVE in Houston – (04.08.16)

Visuals from…

Zo!
Carmen Rodgers
at The Studio in WareHouse Live in Houston, TX
April 8, 2016

Personnel:
Zo! – Choir Direction
Carmen Rodgers – Lead Saingin’
Gary Mayes – The Clear Kit with Lights
Nick McNack – The Low End Theory

Photos by LeTony W. Hadnot Jr.

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NEW VIDEO: “California Love – A Triptych” starring Sy Smith, Carmen Rodgers & Zo!

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In the spring of 2015, Zo!, Carmen Rodgers and Sy Smith came together as an underground soul power trio, playing live shows on the west coast for a stint they called the “California Love Tour”. Director Shawn Carter Peterson filmed the Los Angeles performance and created a beautiful long play video/short film, capturing the trio’s musical mastery and camaraderie in this presentation of three captivating singles from the show. Sy playfully flaunts her quick-paced scatting chops on “Personal Paradise”, Carmen drips with honey-coated cooing on “It’s Me”, and Zo! shows off his piano virtuosity with “Flight Of The Blackbyrd”. The acoustic set exhibits a beautiful simplicity of instrumentation; just piano (Zo!), upright bass (Maurice Ellis) and drums (Stacey Lamont Sydnor) which makes plenty of sonic room to experience the tunes stripped all the way down. And just like the human form, these tunes are even better naked.