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July 7, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
See three great artists in one amazing concert. Featuring The Sly, Slick, & Wicked, The Legendary Eddie Holman and Idaho’s Very own “Smooth Avenue”. Smooth Avenue will be bringing back some of the sounds of Marvin Gay, AL Green and more.
“Eddie Holman” made his first record, “What You Don’t Know Won’t Hurt You” on Leopard Records. It was in the Philadelphia soul scene that he began to develop his trademark style. While still in college, he recorded his first hit record, “This Can’t Be True” (1966), which reached number 17 on the Billboard chart. Other hits began to follow: “Am I a Loser from the Start” (1966), “I Love You” (1969), “Don’t Stop Now” (1970), and “Cathy Called” (1970). Holman finally struck personal gold in 1970 with his ballad, “Hey There Lonely Girl” (originally “Hey There Lonely Boy”, a top 30 hit recorded in 1963 by Ruby and the Romantics), which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The track peaked at number 4 in the UK Singles Chart in November 1974. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc from the R.I.A.A. in March 1970.
British journalist Tony Cummings once wrote, “Eddie Holman’s voice, an astonishing precision instrument which can leap octaves with the speed of mercury and bend notes into shapes unimagined by lesser singers, has assured its possessor a place in soul history.
“Sly, Slick and Wicked” was formed in 1969 by Texas native Thomas Hawkins. The group debuted in East Los Angeles as part of a well-known circuit that promoted artists such as Mary Wells, Don Julian and The Larks, Thee Midnighters, Brenton Wood, Al Wilson and others. The group’s first big hit “Confessin’ A Feeling” (1972) was a song that strongly connected with young lovers trying to express their feelings towards each other. The song received immediate recognition and was promoted heavily only on West Coast and Southwest radio stations reaching a large Latino-Chicano audience. As expected the love from the Latino population has played an important role in the group’s success and has helped spark national airplay resulting in new fans across the country. During a radio interview in Atlanta, Georgia lead singer Sonny Daye said, “Performing with groups such as the Delfonics, Blue Magic, The Moments, Barbara Lynn, Peaches & Herb, Gene Chandler, The Intruders, The Manhattans, Zapp & Roger, Bloodstone and Deniece Williams has been both rewarding and enlightening”.
*Tier 1 includes Meet & Greet
Tickets: $62 – $32