*(LosAngeles, CA) — Sunset Junction, held annually in LA’s Silverlake district, is excited to announce legendary r&b/soul artist Bobby Womack as main headliner for the Hoover Stage on Sunday, August 28 at 8 p.m.
The famed singer, songwriter and guitarist has graced recordings by Sly Stone, Wilson Pickett and Sam Cooke; wrote and originally recorded The Rolling Stones’ first UK #1 “It’s All Over Now”; recorded such 70s soul classics as “Lookin’ For A Love,” “That’s The Way I Feel About Cha,” “Harry Hippie” and “Across 110th Street”; and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.
Comments Sunset Junction founder/organizer, Micheal McKinley:
“We have such great love and respect for Bobby’s artistry and talent. We couldn’t be more thrilled that he’s performing at The Junction this year.”
Womack toured the world in 2010 as part of the Gorillaz ensemble, including a stop at Glastonbury with De La Soul, Snoop Dogg and Lou Reed. Damon Albarn & Jamie Hewlett (Gorillaz masterminds) made Womack and Mos Def the centerpiece of “Stylo,” a track from their Plastic Beach album that hit #24 on the Billboard Alternative chart. Womack’s upcoming project, Living in the House of Blues, is an independent release featuring appearances by longtime friends and musical cohorts Eric Clapton, Ron Wood and B.B. King. Most recently, and to the delight of his many fans, Womack performed a series of solo shows, including a European tour this past June.
The Sunset Junction Fair which has become a popular 30 year + mainstay of the community, celebrates and embraces its wide, cultural diversity, along with the rich legacy of Silverlake and the adjoining eastside. The event was initially created to ease tensions in the neighborhood, but has since grown in both size and scope, with last year’s festival featuring five stages and more than 70 live acts. Festival organizers intend to top this with Sunset Junction 2011. For quick updates, follow Sunset Junction at Twitter @sunsetjnctnfair and facebook/sjunction.
This year’s festival takes place on Saturday, August 27 (11 a.m. – 11 p.m.) and Sunday, August 28 (11 a.m. – 10 p.m.). Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20 per day at sunsetjunction.org or $25 onsite. Entrance is free for senior citizens 65 years and older and for children 12 -years-old and younger.
Rogers and Cowan Public Relations