Mon August 22, 2022

Release Concert & 60th Birthday Celebration!

JOI RHONE PRESENTS - NONA BROWN: SONGS FROM MY JOURNAL VOLUME 2

Doors: 7:30 PM   Show: 8:00 PM

The smooth and unconventional sound of San Francisco Bay Area native Nona Brown is “a breath of fresh air” according to her fans. From the sweet and silky sound of her voice to her piano playing, songwriting and producing, the Nona Brown impression is sure to be lasting.

Nona recorded her first CD in 1997 entitled, “I’ll Sing My Song”. In 2019, after writing music for years, she emerged with her sophomore release, “Songs From My Journal Volume 1”, which charted on Billboard’s “Gospel Album Sales”, ranking #14 and #21 in weeks one and two!

Nona’s gospel music roots led to many wonderful collaboration opportunities such as working with Josh Groban as choir coordinator for his Northern California tour, guest vocalist and composer on three national recordings of the Gospel Music Workshop of America, guest vocalist at Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball and group member of gospel music legend, the late Edwin Hawkins and the New Edwin Hawkins Singers.

With the success of “Songs from my Journal Volume 1”, Nona is excited to share “Songs from my Journal Volume 2”, scheduled for release on August 22. The project features some of the Bay Area’s finest vocalists and musicians performing songs written by Nona.

Nona’s music career includes some amazing accomplishments. The most recent - Arranger and Background Vocalist for the Grammy Award winning “Best Children’s Album” by Falu and Telly Award Winner for her “Black Lives Matter” music video (song co-written with Tony Saunders).

Nona is very active in the music community and has been elected Chapter Board President of the San Francisco Chapter of the Recording Academy, the first black woman to serve as this Chapter’s Board President. Previously, Nona served two terms as Board Member as well as Chapter Board Vice President. She was also appointed as one of the Recording Academy’s Ambassadors for the newly launched Black Music Collective (BMC).

Nona Brown is a name to remember and a life to be inspired by.