Grammy Winning Artist and Acclaimed Songwriter Son Little To Perform at the Ivy Ballroom on Saturday, December 16th

Article Contributed by Brand + Bash | Published on Tuesday, December 5, 2023

The Surf Hotel is preparing to host a special evening with Grammy-winning artist and acclaimed songwriter Son Little in the Ivy Ballroom on Saturday, December 16th.

Blending elements of acoustic blues, vintage soul, and conscious hip-hop into a mixture that's expressive yet deeply personal, Son Little (the alias of Aaron Livingston) is a singer and instrumentalist who has been praised by the longstanding publication American Songwriter as "one of the best songwriters working today.”

Son Little has been described as a “polyglot translator and rightful torchbearer of the celebrated musical tradition known as rhythm and blues” (R&B) continues to revolutionize the modern understanding and expectation of the R&B sound in his newest album “Like Neptune.” Trading in the existential dread permeating his previous work for unbridled joy and self-acceptance, Son Little transmutes the chronic pain of self-doubt into a beautiful and freeing opus about overcoming generational trauma. Hailed by Afropunk as "a stunning statement of purpose," Like Neptune decorates the altar of the primordial blues and elevates the labor of healing to high art. “I’ve always felt as though I was making music because I had to, something inside compelled me. Fueled me,” Little shared. “This is the first time in a long time I’m making music for the pure joy of creating.” Like Neptune also marks a return to Son Little’s origins in the east coast underground hip-hop and soul scene, which lead to collaborations with The Roots (“Guns Are Drawn” and “Sleep”) and Icebird partner and frequent-collaborator RJD2 (“Crumbs Off The Table”), and later Portugal the Man (“Woodstock”).

For his Ivy Ballroom debut, Son Little will be accompanied by his band composed of Little on vocals/guitar, Steve McKie (drums), and DeShawn Alexander (keys/bass). The ensemble will tour North America for the first time in support of Like Neptune through November and December.

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About the Surf Hotel: The Surf Hotel is a boutique hotel located in the adventure town of Buena Vista, Colorado which features two state-of-the-art music venues. Inspired by the understated elegance of European hospitality and the spectacular natural beauty of its home in the Rocky Mountains, the Surf offers a unique perspective and location which features a sense of luxury without pretension.