Discovering all sorts of gems trying to organize the vast press clippings in my archives. I’m fortunate to have hits in other countries like the U.K. though I rarely get over there going back to my early releases in the 80’s and 90’s on the Official Charts, and later on their Dance and Soul Charts.
Wishing everyone the best of the week. Here are some updates in case you missed them, I’m doing a limited round of live concerts having returned to the stage at the end of June and the beginning of July at Charles Krug Winery and Blue Note Hawaii respectively. Being in a bubble the past year and a half takes a bit of adjustment for me to jump in full steam, so as always I continue to be selective with my travel and concert experiences. It’s important we do what’s best for our own well being at all times, or as often as possible. I trust that everyone continues to be safe and responsible even if vaccinated as I am.
August 7 – Chicago Northhalsted Market Days Festival 2 PM.
September 10 – 104.3 Mega Jam 20th Anniversary – Phoenix Suns Arena
November 7 – Phoenix Pride
Musically, my collaboration with British DJ Producer Brian Power is out and available at all digital outlets and streaming platforms.
I’m excited to have signed a new deal with OZY multi-media to begin development of The Jody Watley Biopic! Read about it here: Deadline Hollywood
As the first Ambassador for Nashville’s National Museum of African American Music, recently voted 1 of the Top 10 Museums in the USA I encourage everyone to become a member (there are many virtual members experiences and discounts) and of course if you can get there in person it’s a spectacular and educational experience for music of all ages and genres. To be one of the featured images on the digital billboard is a honor. Looking forward to working with the museum to curate ‘The Jody Watley Experience’ exhibition for the fall as well.
My online store continues to add limited quantities of specialty products including my signature line of luxury soy candles – Discover Jody Watley Shop.
Recent Interviews The Tamron Hall Show, The Carlos Watson Show, The Real – In case you missed them!
If you’re in Nashville make sure to visit National Museum of African American Music – purchase a membership (so you can be there for my induction this fall too) – gift it – support this spectacular museum experience perfect for music lovers of all ages!