The R&B Club and Classic Album Sundays DC Present
Downstairs, All Ages

DOORS: 1:00 PM // SHOW: 1:30 PM

$5 / $7

Saturday March 23, 2019

Songbyrd Music House


The R & B Club is a group founded by music aficionado Ashley-Dior Thomas, entrepreneur, broadcaster, and writer, Marcus Dowling, plus well-respected journalist Justin Tinsley, to celebrate the legacy of soul music. Foremost in this quest is the "Diary of an R & B Classic" series, which will highlight key album and song releases from R & B's golden era.

Up next is classic R&B artist Sade! It’s hard to overstate the cultural impact Sade Adu has had on music. Pick just about any female vocalist working in jazz, soul and R&B, and there’s a good chance they’ll cite Sade’s voice, in all its emotional multitudes, among their top influences.

And yet unlike pop phenomena that comes and goes, Sade’s legacy has stayed perfectly intact. The grace of her smoothed-out, intimate sound can be heard in the music of Rhye and Jessie Ware. In fact, anything remotely laidback will draw inevitable comparisons to Sade’s sophisti-pop.

On Saturday, March 23rd, from 1:30-3 PM, join Thomas, Dowling, and Tinsley as The R & B Club both listens to, and discusses at-length, the impact and legacy of iconic soul music.

Grab advance tickets for $5!

Hosted by Classic Album Sundays D.C.Classic Album Sundays is the world’s most popular album listening experience and allows the listener to hear music contextually, communally, uninterrupted, and in great sonic detail. At our worldwide listening sessions, music fans are able to immerse themselves into an album that has helped shape our culture and in some cases, our lives.We relay the artist and album’s unique story and provide a musical context that gives the listening experience deeper meaning. We share the experience of hearing the album in its entirety, on vinyl, and on a world-class audiophile hi-fi so that fans can experience the music as close as possible to the artist’s original intention. Classic Album Sundays treats the album (and music in general) with the respect it deserves rather than as a free commodity or aural wallpaper. We remind people what they love about music.