On the heels of their acclaimed debut release, American Griots – The Album, award-winning, Nashville-based recording artists and producers, Louis York have been confirmed for iHeartRadio’s coveted “On The Verge” program, which begins today, November 18th through Sunday, December 22nd.
Under the promotion, the duo’s latest single “How Will I Feel” is playing on over 25 Urban AC iHeart Radio stations in major US markets including, Chicago, Detroit, Boston and Philadelphia.
“I’m really looking forward to our listener’s reaction when they finally hear Louis York’s ‘How Will I Feel’ on the radio. I was crazy about the song during the first listen,” stated Doc Wynter, iHeartMedia’s Executive Vice President of Urban / Hip Hop Programming Strategy.
Praised by Nashville.com as “so eclectic you might not even know it was the same duo from song to song,” American Griots – The Album debuted at #8 on the iTunes Album chart and features a bevy of stand-out tracks, all written and produced by members Chuck Harmony and Claude Kelly. The album’s current single “How Will I Feel,” showcases the duo’s sharp songwriting craft, while the thought provoking “I Wonder,” features Nashville poet Caroline Randall Williams, and tackles a wider message about the world at large, evoking a conversation on what activist predecessors would have thought about culture in 2019. Another album highlight includes the country-inspired track “Teach Me a Song,” which features acclaimed country singer, songwriter Jimmie Allen.
Next up, the group will put on its annual Christmas Time with Louis York & The Shindellas on Saturday, December 7th at the Franklin Theater in Franklin, TN. Additional east and west coast dates to be announced soon.
ABOUT LOUIS YORK:
Louis York is the powerful duo and creation of multi-GRAMMY nominated songwriting and production team Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony. Kelly, a 4x Grammy Award nominee, and Harmony, a 3x Grammy Award nominee and 2011 NAACP Image Award winner, both together and apart have written and produced hits for a long list of multi-platinum recording artists including Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Miley Cyrus, Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, John Legend, Celine Dion, Janet Jackson and Whitney Houston to name a few. Having been described as a cross between Outkast and Earth, Wind & Fire, the duo formed in 2015, and released their well-received EP trilogy Masterpiece Theater: Act I, Act II, Act III. The projects earned praise from publications including Billboard and Los Angeles Times for their genre-bending sensibilities and creative aesthetic. In a relatively short amount of time, the pair has amassed more than one million cumulative streams on Spotify; given a talk as part of the esteemed TEDx Nashville program; and performed sold-out shows, most recently on its “Love Takeover” tour since the start of the year. In 2015, the group formed their label and artist collective Weirdo Workshop, an all-African American company based out of their current home town in Franklin, TN. Under the Weirdo Workshop umbrella, they’ve already founded the TINY BOOK CLUB community and WE SOUND CRAZY podcast, and are in the process of developing recent signees. The Shindellas, all while bringing their vision as Louis York to the masses. The group also share a passion for motivational speaking and wellness, and have spoken at multiple colleges across the country including: Berklee College of Music, Howard University, New York University, UCLA, USC, Syracuse, Belmont, Lipscomb, Vanderbilt, Pace, William Paterson, and Emerson College thus far.
For more about Louis York, visit:
YouTube: Louis York
Official Website: Weirdo Workshop