I had the great pleasure of catching up with the Re-Mix award winning Ms.Silky Sol.The “Red Afro Queen” International songstress just wrapped up a fabulous European tour, including the beautiful France. And I wanted to chat with her before she takes flight again.
Congratulations, on another successful world tour.
Ms. Silky Sol: Thanks, Rodney and the usedview.com family.
Tell me about the experience this time around?
Ms. Silky Sol: To be able to get WORLDWIDE EXPOSURE is yet another blessing from God, that I am truly humbled to receive. It was a bit different than my European Tour 2010, because I’d only played in 2 countries instead of 4. So, I lived with the promoter and his family. And let me say, living with other people for 2 months can be challenging!
Did you get a chance to do any shopping?
Ms. Silky Sol: Shopping?…let’s just say I went with 3 suitcases, and came back 8.(hearty laughter)
Was there a special eye candy keeping u company?
Ms. Silky Sol: Most of the time, I was surrounded by couples. I was living in a small village with farmers and their families. It got really boring until I met a very nice man at my last show. He drove 4 hours to take me on a motorcycle date to see the sunset. We still keep in touch on Facebook everyday. And I look forward to seeing him again when I return next year.
Name some venues you performed at?
Ms. Silky Sol: I performed all over France, but I also performed in a country called Luxembourg. Yes, that is the name of it. It is one of the richest countries in the world. To review my schedule, go to http://carlwyatt.webs.com/concerts
Very impressive diva.What songs did you cover?
Ms. Silky Sol: Carl Wyatt and I came up with a song list that would work for the both of us, especially since his band is more traditional blues band and I am more Soul & Blues. But he suggested we do Marvin Gaye’s ” Let’s Get It On” and Tina Turner’s “I Can’t stand the Rain”, along with other covers, they went over very well.
Tell me about the people of France?
Ms. Silky Sol: The people were extremely nice, generous and very loving. I was invited to several dinner parties in my honor. I loved it, but after the 1st month, I had to pull back from eating fresh bread, cheese and wine with every meal.
Who were the members of your band?
Ms. Silky Sol: The Delta Voodoo Kings were great players together, as well as off the stage. Carl Wyatt: guitar, lap steel, cigar-box guitar, vox; Apollo Munyanchongore: Bass; LOGEL Alex Hammond & Piano and Yves DeVille: Drums.
What is your next project?
Ms. Silky Sol: I recorded a few songs in France “Dirty Old Woman” and “A Man of My Own”,that will be on my next CD “”Keep It Moving” in 2014. The release date of the CD, will be on my mother Ruby Summerville-Dickson’s birthday August 18.
Where can St. Louis find Ms.Silky performing next?
Ms. Silky Sol: ST. Louis can catch Ms. Silky Sol every Saturday, 2 – 6 p.m., at PLAYBOY’S CAPPUCCINO LOUNGE, 8500 Broadway in the neighborhood of Baden. So, get there early, because we always have a funky good time!
Thanks dear, it was great seeing you again.
Ms. Silky Sol: You are welcome, and my hat goes off to you for the work that you do for the artists.
That concludes an exciting interview with the woman of many substances. She has traveled the world and is most deserving of accolades that are due to her in the near future.