Eric "Scorch" Scortia presents Texas Soul
Saturday, September 11, 2021 September 11, 2021 Carter Creek Winery Resort & Spa 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
With the passing of legends like Jimmy Smith and Jack McDuff in the past decade, Eric Scortia is one of a small handful of heirs to the rich legacy of the Hammond B3 organ – the source of a shimmering and hypnotic sound that has permeated R&B, jazz, blues, soul, gospel, funk, pop, rock and country music for more than a half-century. While some artists specialize in one or two of these varied styles, Scortia has firmly positioned himself as not only a master of them all, but an innovator who borrows from each and creates mesmerizing hybrids that defy any quick and easy categories. Aided by a three-man crew whose individual credentials span several decades and a host of prominent affiliations, Scortia reinterprets a variety of jazz and pop standards – along with a few lesser-known nuggets – and filters them all through his infectious groove-oriented perspective. Scortia lives up to his nickname of “The Scorch” by turning up the heat, leaving an unmistakable mark, and making every piece of music he touches his own.
Gregg A Smith was born in HoneyGrove, Texas. His musical abilities came to light as an entertainer and singer as he performed at his family’s cafe, at the age of 3. Through the early years of adolescene, he began to craft his skills on several musical instruments. Traveling globally became his outlet to expand is talent as an entertainer. As a young man, Gregg attended college in the state of Oregon. He gained a vast arrangement of knowledge in the music field which lead him the greatest opportunity” to perform with the house-band at the Famous Cotton Club. There Gregg experienced a life-long resume of “Who’s Who” to play with in the music industry. From the likes of Etta James, The Whispers, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Grover Washington Jr., B.B. King, James Brown, and the list keeps going on and on of who Gregg has played with, or opened shows for. Now it was Gregg A Smith time to have his own music out. In 1985, Gregg’s first album titled “The Texas Blues Wailer” was released. Through this release, Gregg established a life-long friendship with the late Johnny Taylor as he toured with Bobby “Blue” Bland. Since then, Gregg has released several albums with established labels and various National artist features. These recordings lead Gregg to having a very successful name in the industry. He is an awarding winning radio jock on the KNON 89.3 FM station in Dallas, TX. Now Gregg is about to release the Biggest Blues song of his career, titled “Don’t Cry No More.” Don’t miss out on the historic blues event. Pre-order your copy today, get it when it releases, or you won’t see another musical genius in your lifetime.