We’re pleased to announce the release of our
NEW SINGLE “Second Line Blues”
available today on Amazon and iTunes.
From SHE-ROCKS 5, Inc./Appleseed Recordings
The “Second Line Blues” song reflects the current state of gun violence, the senseless loss of life, mass murders, and police brutality in our communities. It pays homage to many who are known and unknown including Emmett Till, Freddie Gray, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Clementa Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Amadou Diallo, Sandra Bland, Walter Scott, Susie Jackson, Sean Bell, Tamir Rice, Ethel Lance, Cynthia Hurd, Eric Garner, Myra Thompson, Daniel Simmons, and the mass killings in Sandy Hook, Columbine, Virginia Tech and many more. It is written and performed by founding member, Louise Robinson. It is inspired by the New Orleans tradition of funeral procession. The first line of the band is the procession and the second line of the procession consists of the mourners. Louise and Carol explained, “Since we started writing this piece, we’ve had to keep adding names…and sadly, we’ll be adding more before things change.”
We’re also excited to share our new “Second Line Blues” video, which Louise executive produced and worked with the incredibly talented designer/editor Kate Peterson (Pleasantly Progressive Design), who also edited our debut video for, “IDK But I’m LOL.” The video visually depicts and conveys the message of the song with compelling and emotionally provoking imagery.
Listen and watch the official
Second Line Blues Video
Please don’t forget about the release of our 24th album, #LoveInEvolution on January 22, 2016 on SHE-ROCKS 5, Inc./Appleseed Recordings. #LoveInEvolution features 14 songs and is produced by Nitanju Bolade Casel. Staying true to our Sweet Honey In The Rock tradition of soul, jazz, blues, spirituals, gospel and African chants, the album is our first studio release in nine year and it’s an eclectic mix of new original songs and covers of a few of our favorite popular classics.
February 11th we make our 32nd appearance at Carnegie Hall with special guest artists Trumpeter Terence Blanchard and Violinist Regina Carter
To all our East Coast fans, we hope to see you at Carnegie Hall on February 11th, which will mark our 32nd performance at the historic concert hall. Special guest artists and multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz trumpeter, bandleader and composer Terence Blanchard and GRAMMY®-nominated jazz musician Regina Carter will join us for this exclusive performance. “We are grateful to celebrate our 34th performance at Carnegie Hall with the release of our new album,” says Carol. “We are also honored that we have been able to maintain and carry on the tradition of a cappella music and perform it at legendary concert halls all over the world over the past four decades.”
Tickets, priced from $35—$65, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.