By Tamara Ikenberg
on October 04, 2013 at 8:11 PM, updated October 05, 2013 at 12:10 AM
Hello ladies: Yolanda Chatman, Valerie Buxton and Donna Everett rock to Roxy Roca. (Tamara Ikenbergfirstname.lastname@example.org)
MOBILE, Alabama – “Life just keeps on keepin’ on and we gotta keep on keepin’ on with it,” Taye Cannon, a self-proclaimed “Soul Evangelist” and front man of retro-soul band Roxy Roca, preached from BayFest‘s Miller Lite/Wind Creek Casino Stage. “Happiness is a choice…the only thing we can expect is the unexpected.”
It was a meaningful message on a spiritual as well as a meteorological level at a BayFest threatened by dangerous weather conditions.
And the crowd grooving to Roxy Roca, the first act to play on the Miller Lite/Wind Creek Stage, were digging Cannon’s funky fervor.
Under bright orange lights, Roxy Roca delivered a high-voltage dose of authentic soul with a splash of revival spirit to the festival’s opening night.
Yolanda Chatman, from Jackson, AL. her sister Valerie Buxton, from Biloxi, Miss., and their buddy Donna Everett from Bay St. Louis. Miss., waved their arms in the air and got down to the infectious beats.
“I love him,” Chatman said as she danced. “He came to give a message and I love him. That’s a good way to open up the show.”
Buxton was similarly smitten with Cannon’s powerful words and music.
“I love his positive message and his beats are off the chain,” she said.
Chatman and her gal pals said they weren’t worried at all about stormy weather. They had nothing but great expectations for their girls’ weekend in Mobile.
“We don’t get out much,” Chatman said, “but when we get out, we get out hard.”
See the original article here: BayFest: saved by the ‘Soul Evangelist’.