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Peace fam! We’ve got a BIG June in store for our new weekly residency in Annapolis, SOUL At The MET! Check the official announcement and the amazing lineup of talent below! Say what?! We can’t wait for you to hear these artists live as we collaborate with them on their songs and our own, with a few choice covers thrown in for good measure. We’re amped! See you on Tuesday!   ~ Jaycrawdads


Higher Hands, in conjunction with Michael Wilson and, are proud to announce the June featured artist lineup for Soul At The Met, a new weekly Soul Music Showcase held every Tuesday night at The Metropolitan Lounge in Downtown Annapolis. The aim of Soul At The Met (SATM) is clear: to provide a consistent platform for independent artists to showcase their work in a cool, cozy, intimate setting. With Higher Hands serving as the “house band” each week, featured guest vocalists, musicians, and visual artists come together to create a truly unique atmosphere where improvisation and musical exploration is encouraged. Higher Hands and the Featured Artist will collaborate on originals and fresh covers, delivering musical surprises weekly.

Tuesdays at The Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge, 8pm, $5


June 4: Kenny Wesley (DC) – Album Release for “The Real Thing

Basking in a warm reception from both pop and soul worlds, Kenny’s debut, full-length album, “The Real Thing“, was recently featured on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” with the tune “Won’t Let It Go” and has been heralded as a progressive, groundbreaking effort.


June 11: Michael McHenry (Annapolis)

Michael McHenry has been performing locally, nationally and internationally for most of his life alongside artists such as The Jacksons, Sheena Easton, and Parliament Funkadelic. He currently leads the Michael McHenry Tribe.

(We need to get Mike McHenry on Soundcloud!! But you all already know how he kills it leading his own band and as part of our Stay Sharp Crew!)


June 18: Brooks Long (Baltimore)

Melding the traditions of vintage R&B and Blues with the aesthetics of classic singer/songwriters, Brooks Long brings the old school into the 21st century in a style all his own. 2012 saw the release of the widely heralded EP, “Let’s Make Out to Otis Redding“, the title a nod to one of his biggest influences.


June 25: Levi Stephens (DC)

His debut album, “This Way”, goes far beyond the confines of R&B and seamlessly melds a variety of genres, from soul to rock to gospel to folk while always remaining honest, clever and conversational. Levi tours the East Coast regularly and is a staple in the Washington DC scene, hosting a monthly residency in the famous U Street Corridor.