Blacque Butterfly Experience and Eric Blood Project
Blacque Butterfly Experience music is inspirational, motivational and spiritual, socially conscience and thought provoking.
Eric Blood Project's music is insightful soul and hiphop. It
mixes in the feel of John Mayer and Jason Mraz with the grooviness of Stevie Wonder and bass wizardry of Victor Wooten.
Darlene Solomon-Rogers aka Blacque Butterfly is a spoken word artist, singer, songwriter, entertainer and activist. Her love for the arts has allowed her to explore several layers of her calling. Be it spoken word, motivational speaking, singing, theater or event planning or promoting she has allowed the Creator to use her ministry to inspire others to follow their calling. Her art crosses and closes cultural boundaries as she has shared stages with national recording artists from Raheem Devaughn, KRS One to Dead Prez to Peter Yarrow. Her mission is to make good music and elevate her audience to a higher level of consciousness. She performs a cappella, acoustic or with a full band. Blacque Butterfly is a native Oregonian, she is the author of Black girl can I comb your hair and selected poetry. She has released a spoken word project entitled Collide-A-Scope. Blacque Butterfly promotes and showcases local and national talent through her events Blacque Butterfly Presents... She hosts a series of open mics, Soulful Showcase and Pause Button Mixtape an Open Mic. If Meshell Ndegeocello and Natalie Stewart of Floetry and Marvin Gaye had a love child, it would be Blacque Butterfly
Eric Blood is a long-time musician and bassist. Having crafted a unique sound on the bass guitar over the years, he has established a voice on the instrument that is uniquely his. When not recording music and videos, you can find him playing with various groups and solo gigs around Portland or making some creation on the interwebz. You can find out more by going to
Chuk Barber has played drums since he was eleven years old, Chukinho has had sticks in his hands for over 40 years. A student of legendary jazz drummer, Hal Blaine, Chukinho was a grounding member in many garage bands in the early 60s. He founded the Virginia/North Carolina-based premiere jazz group Heroes in the late 70s. Moving to New Orleans in 1986, he co-founded Casa Samba, New Orleans first Samba School. After many trips to Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, Bahia, to hone his skills, A student of legendary jazz drummer, Hal Blaine, Chuk Barber has had sticks in his hands for over 40 years. He's played with some of New Orleans greatest musicians and bands including: Dr. John, Neville Brothers, Sun Ra, Michael Ray and the Cosmic Krewe, Anders Osbome, Big Al Carson, Kid Merv, and Jonas Risin
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