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What’s happenin’ good people? Hope all is well. As for us, we’ve just been quiet tryin’ to pull thangs together behind the scenes for the spring and summer. This year, we predict, will be a breakthrough year for the worldwide soul community within the music industry and the world at-large. The soul music scene in Memphis and everywhere else in the world is growing, and we are simply asking you to come along for the ride. What does the soul scene look like? If you are receiving this e-mail, it looks just like you, and we need you to be seen in order to have a scene!
Our first show of the year will showcase Island Def Jam recording artist Chrisette Michele, with special guests, a few of Memphis’s very own. After that, its smooth sailing into the month of May & trust me- we have a special surprise for you! Below is a listing of our upcoming presentations as well as all other “soul” happenings in the city of Memphis and surrounding areas..We know it’s a lot to ask you to come out several times in one month, but we are hoping that the line-ups will compel you to come on out and enjoy yourself. Below is the listing of our upcoming presentations.

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Friday, March 30, 2007

Will Graves & Soul with special guests…

Friday, March 30, 2007
Cafe Soul (on the corner of Main & Mulberry)
$10 Admission
Ride The Trolley For Free!

Friday, April 6, 2007

Thursday, April 12, 2007


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The 23-year-old Long Islander wrote and recorded the hook for “Lost One,” the first single off of Jay-Z’s album “Kingdom Come.” Chrisette, who is finishing up her own album on Island Def Jam, was featured on the Heineken Red Star Soul tour this fall and performed onstage with Jay-Z at his Radio City Concert Hall show. She also wrote and sang hooks on Nas’ album “Hip-Hop Is Dead,” including single “Can’t Forget About You”, a nostalgic reminiscence that’s bubbling under the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart. She’s in the video and has appeared with him on ABCs Jimmy Kimmel Live!, CBSs Late Show with David Letterman, BET, MTV, the list goes on… Album release is set for May 1.

$10 advance. $12 door.
Tickets for this event can be purchased at The Complex @ 704 Madison Ave
by phone at 901-692-9211.

There are a number of different music conferences going on nationally that we are supporting…

The Urban Network
March 21 – 24, 2007

Newport Beach, California
March 21st-24th – The FM Lounge, an event set up within the Urban Network Conference in Newport Beach, California. This is a great place for independent and signed artists to begin developing buzz about their projects. The FM Lounge, specifically, is a great place for ‘neo-soul,’ ‘nu-soul’, ‘progessive soul,’ ‘soul,’ ‘progressive hip-hop,’ you name it, artists to get some head way. It is hosted by Thornell Jones and The Fortress marketing group. Thornell is the former Marketing Director for Hidden Beach Recordings and was responsible for, among other things, the marketing of both Jill Scott and Kindred during his time there. For more information regarding this event, click here, or call Ayanna Richardson at 850-322-8094.

April 27&28, 2007
Dallas, Texas
Hosted by Erykah Badu and Frances Jaye of the – Frances Jaye has been soldiering along in the independent soul world for over five years now, establishing brand recognition via multiple mediums, including the Internet with, a nationally syndicated cable television show, as well as terresterial radio. This is the inaugral, I Got Soul – Dallas Soul Music Conference. This is a great conference to meet other independent as well as signed artists and other industry pioneers.

July 25-29
Atlanta, Georgia
Hosted by Terry Bello, Over the last seven years, Bello has helped to promote and facilitate the careers of many emerging soul artists. Recipient of 2006 Billboard Magazine’s Music Director of the Year Award, he traverses equally between the board rooms of corporate radio and the vast world of underground music. Gordon Chambers considers him, ‘the Huey P Newton of the soul movement.’ The first annual Soul Summit which took which takes place in Atlanta last year saw people travel from all points of the United
States and Europe after only a few short weeks of promotion.

Detroit, Michigan
November 2007 – Dates To Be Announced
We are in the process of putting the finishing conceptual touches and pulling together partnerships for this year’s Urban Organic Festival. Last year our multi-venue festival even brought artists and industry professionals from all points of the U.S as well as Ontario and Quebec. This year we aim to do the same, but even bigger. Stay Tuned for Details.

Jeff Hendrick headlines at Smollensky’s on The Strand Fri March 30th!

March 29th, 2007 –

Canadian independent underground soul sensation Jeff Hendrick will be headlining at Smollensky’s on The Strand on Friday, March 30th, 2007 at 7:30 PM (105 The Strand, London). Hendrick will be joined by some of the UK’s finest musicians, and his infectious, smooth step soul is sure entertain the London audience!
Songs from Hendrick’s internationally acclaimed sophomore album ‘Soul Celebration’ have topped several International R&B/Soul charts, and the 8,000+ selling independent CD has received rave reviews in major European music publications, including a recent feature in the UK’s Blues and Soul magazine.

“This lovely little album threatens to be to 2006 what Will Wheaton’s ‘Old School Soul’ was to 2005. That’s to say the year’s perfect modern soul set.” – Blues & Soul

Hendrick enters his 8th month on the US Urban AC charts, hitting number 43 for the week ending January 7th, 2007. Highly endorsed by syndicated ABC radio host Michael Baisden, Hendrick’s smooth, stepping soul has been praised from LA to Miami and caught the attention of Billboard magazine. The album is also an underground soul hit in Japan. Hendrick has a busy 2007 schedule in the US and Europe, and will be releasing his third album worldwide in late spring 2007

For all label, media, radio, publishing, and licensing inquiries, please contact via the info below.

Bout Time Productions

Ph: (403) 390-7808

My Space:
CD Baby:

MIHE & Imperial/EMI present: The Official Listening of Anthony Hamlton’s "Southern Comfort"!!!

Anthony Hamilton
Make It Happen Entertainment & Imperial Records/EMI Present:

This Sunday, April 1st, join Make It Happen Entertainment & Imperial Records/EMI Music for the Indie Soul Brunch featuring the official listening of Anthony Hamilton’s “Southern Comfort” (dropping Tuesday, April 3rd)! Come be among the first people to here the cd before it hits the stores while you partake in a 3 course brunch with your choice of unlimited Mimosas or Bloody Marys! Free goodies provided by Imperial Records/EMI Music! All taking place at:

SIP Lounge
998 Amsterdam Ave.
bet. 109th & 110th Sts.
Harlem, NYC

Sunday, April 1st
12pm – 4pm

For more info, e-mail


phone: 866 841-9139 ext.4163

Tim Dillinger Newsletter

Hello all!

I hope that this week finds you all well…The air conditioner has been turned on because it already feels like summer here in Nashville! It is so wonderful to finally see the sun again…!!!

It’s been a hectic week. The word on “Out the Box” seems to spread like wildfire. The live chats grow every week…and we’ve got another station that will be carrying the show. It’s so exciting to be able to see a demand for my format and vision for the show.

This Sunday on, I will be joined by gospel legend Karen Clark-Sheard and author LM Ross. I promise you that you do not want to miss EITHER interview…Karen and I will be talking about the new Clark Sisters release (“Live: One Last Time”) and author LM Ross and I will be discussing his new book, “Manhood: The Longest Moan” (which I highly, highly recommend) as well as the greats of soul music…My friends from SOBO Magazine will also be joining me to talk about the upcoming “Soul Sister” edition of their publication. Tune in at 8 AM or 6 PM CST and join me for live chat during the broadcast at (Register early so you’ll be ready to go when the chat starts, okay?)

On Sunday, April 8h, we will be airing a special edition of “Out the Box” to honor the 10th anniversary of the passing of singer/songwriter Laura Nyro. Michele Kort, author of Laura’s biography “Soul Picnic”, will be co-hosting the show with me. It will be two hours of nothing but Laura’s music. Sarah Dash of Labelle and others will be joining me in the forum for live chat to talk about one of the greatest songwriters of past century.

Starting on Saturday, April 7th at 9 AM EST, a 60 minute edition of “Out the Box” will begin airing on Our first edition on Rhythmflow will be the legendary Tramaine Hawkins, discussing her career and scorching hot new release “I Never Lost My Praise” (which I have not stopped playing since I got it 4 weeks ago…) Be sure to spread the word!!! We are excited about this new partnership with Rhythmflow.

And finally, I can talk about MY music!! Thanks to all of you who have been spreading the word about “You’re Gone”, the latest single from “The Muse”…Again, the response has been incredible…so continue to email or call your radio station of choice (land or internet stations) and request it…It really does help! If the station doesn’t have the single, they contact us and ask for it…so THANK YOU for the doors that YOU help open! It’s been kind of trippy to log onto various pages on myspace and hear the song playing back at me!

Next week, we will finally be announcing summer and fall performance dates. I’ve spent so much time in the lab producing these shows and interviewing other artists, the thought of getting on a stage again is exhilerating!!!

I can’t tell you how much your love and support means to me…

Be sure to visit and download the past episodes of “Out the Box” on iTUNES for FREE! (Just look up Tim Dillinger and “Out the Box with Tim Dillinger” will appear…

Til The Six Is Nine-