If we can agree that the legacy built by Stax Records christened Memphis “Soulsville U.S.A.”, how fitting that in 2008 a new generation is breathing life into (and giving birth to) a new legacy in soul music, re-christening our fair city as Neosoulville. There are so many names that are a part of this important movement in music, and none are more dynamic or gifted than Tonya Dyson. A performer who exudes passion with every note, Tonya has shared the stage with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake, Eric Roberson, Calvin Richardson, Algebra Blessett, Kindred, and Jaguar Wright. In other words, people, Tonya don’t play.
This coming Tuesday night, December 9th, be sure and tune in to VH1′s Soul Cities when host Nelson George goes deep, showcasing the best of Memphis’s culture, food and music, in particular the deeply soulful strains of Tonya Dyson herself.
VH1′s Soul Cities will premiere on VH1 Soul Tuesday, December 9 at 9PM ET/PT. “Find My Way” will be available 12/16/08 from iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody and other music retailers. Check back for complete details on how to purchase.