June 2, 2011
The Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
Brian McKnight has been nominated for many Grammy’s and other awards in the R & B category over the years. His vocal ability and songwriting skills are highly regarded. He has collaborated with some of the best in R & B. Currently on tour, he now collaborates with his 2 sons Niko and Brian Jr. on a show that covers his musical upbringing and influences. It’s a stripped down, mostly a capella journey through his musical past all they way up to his sons co-producing his latest projects.
Tonight, being in Nashville, Brian had the added bonus of being joined by his brother Claude, who lives in town and is also co-founder of the endorsing group Take 6. I had a chance to catch the group at soundcheck and listen to them work out a few numbers for the show. 4 UR2/KSM9’s and 4 PSM900 systems…that was about it, besides a grand piano and a couple of keyboards. When it’s all about the music, what else do you need?
I hope you have a chance to catch the Just Me Tour in your city. It’s amazing what the power of 4 voices can do and they have a lot of fun doing it.