The Washington, 306 Washington St., Burlington, IA
Soultru W/ Colton David Graham
Soultru is a hip-hop/soul crooner that combines his poetic & lyrical talents with a soulful voice. Drawing influence from growing up around gospel music from artists such as Fred Hammond and Smokie Norful.. Later finding artists such as Gavin Degraw, Anthony Hamilton, & John Legend. Soultru has had the pleasure of opening for artists such as Ceschi Ramos, Kweku Collins, Rittz, Magic City Hippies and Michigan Rattlers as of recently.
Colton David Graham is an original song writer, and multi-instrumentalist from The Quad Cities.
Strangers Of Necessity
Strangers Of Necessity consist of young upcoming producer, CoryAyo from Iowa City,IA, and veteran rhyme sayer, Fooch the MC, from Chicago,IL. The two connected by chance via twitter, after Cory saw Fooch in a 319 cypher video on youtube. They linked up offline and quickly became friends, sparking an immediate chemistry and need to make quality hip-hop music together; hence the name Strangers Of Necessity. They instantly began recording music and doing shows locally, generating a small buzz in the area. With CoryAyo's affliation with London, UK based netlabel, Hard Jazz 7, and Fooch being an artist on Mic Hand Recordings, they knew they had the launch pad needed to release their debut EP, Tangerine Avenue. Their sound is best descibed as a fresh take on that golden era of hip-hop, blending tasteful jazz and soul samples, crisp snares, boomy kicks on wonky patterns with a soulful delivery, dense schemes and potent punch-lines that hit peaks before unseen. Strangers Of Necessity now better aquainted and constantly adding shows to their calendar, are hoping to bring you retro fresh beats and rhymes that speak to right now; giving you that feeling that can only be described as "goose bump music".
Quad City native, Aubrey Barnes, also known as Aubs. is one who calls himself a Creative. He is a poet, spoken word artist, author, battle rap enthusiast, Emcee, teacher of the arts, and podcast host of Ode to the Underdog. Being an individual who wears many creative hats, he aims to provoke ears with his lyrical, battle rap influenced penmanship, as we as provoke thought, with content that reflects all that he has journeyed through, or is journeying through.
Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 9:00 PM
$8 in Advance $10 Day of Show