PJ Morton, Asiahn, PELL

Sun Dec 8 2019

7:00 PM Doors

Varsity Theatre

3353 Highland Rd Baton Rouge, LA 70802

$25.00 - $28.00

Ages 18+

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“Everybody calls me PJ,” says GRAMMY-winning solo artist and Maroon 5 keyboardist PJ Morton, “but I came into this world as Paul. That struck me as the perfect title forthis album because Paul is the purest form of who I am, and that’sexactly what thesesongs are. They’re the most honest expression myself and my artI’ve ever made.”Recorded at Morton’s own studio in his native New Orleans, ‘PAUL’ is indeed a work ofself-reflection, but more than that, it’s mirror held up to the restof us, a powerfulreckoning with modern America that’s unafraid to ask the tough questions andilluminate the difficult truths at a time when we need to hear them most. There is joyin Morton’s music, to be sure, but much like the gospel songs he grew upon, it’stempered here with a recognition that there is pain in this world, too, and that we allshare in the responsibility to lift our brothers and sisters up towards a bettertomorrow. Fueled by a blend of old-school soul and vintage R&B that’s infusedwith21stcentury pop and hip-hop sensibilities, Morton’s songs focus on love and hope, butthey pull no punches, celebrating the lasting power ofpride, determination,andsuccess while simultaneously calling out the cruelty of injustice, oppression, andprejudice. The result is a timely record, but also a timeless one, an ambitious andprofoundly moving statement from a visionary writer, performer, and producer.‘PAUL’ builds off the success of 2017’s, ‘Gumbo,’ whichfoundMortonembracing hisLouisianaroots and collaborating with special guests including BJ the Chicago Kid andThe Hamiltones.Hailed byNPRas one of the year’s most noteworthy R&B albums,therecorddebuted in the Top 10 on theBillboardHeatseekers chart, garnered a pair ofGRAMMY nominations, and racked up more than 15 million streams on Spotify alone.Invigorated bythe album’sreception, Morton returned the following year with ‘GumboUnplugged,’ a live reimagining of the record that prompted another three GRAMMYnominations (including a win for Best Traditional R&B Performance) and landed himinterviews and performances everywhere fromThe Daily ShowandCNNtoThe TonightShowand theNPRTiny Desk.The New Yorkerpraised Morton’s “buttery-smoothvocals,” whileBETraved that he had “the soulful, passionate taste that R&B yearnsfor,” andOffbeathailed him as “a once-in-a-generation talent” in a 2018 cover story.On top ofhis remarkable musicalresume (which includes serving as music director forSolange and running his own record label in addition to his solo career and extensivework with Maroon 5), Morton also works as a community advocate in New Orleans,most recently leading the campaign tosave the former home of jazz pioneer BuddyBolden from demolition andraise funds to convert the space into a museum andrecording studio with a focus on fostering the next generation of local artists.

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$28.00
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This event is 18 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

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Varsity Theatre Presents

PJ Morton, Asiahn, PELL

Sun Dec 8 2019 7:00 PM Doors

Varsity Theatre Baton Rouge LA
PJ Morton, Asiahn, PELL

$25.00 - $28.00 Ages 18+

“Everybody calls me PJ,” says GRAMMY-winning solo artist and Maroon 5 keyboardist PJ Morton, “but I came into this world as Paul. That struck me as the perfect title forthis album because Paul is the purest form of who I am, and that’sexactly what thesesongs are. They’re the most honest expression myself and my artI’ve ever made.”Recorded at Morton’s own studio in his native New Orleans, ‘PAUL’ is indeed a work ofself-reflection, but more than that, it’s mirror held up to the restof us, a powerfulreckoning with modern America that’s unafraid to ask the tough questions andilluminate the difficult truths at a time when we need to hear them most. There is joyin Morton’s music, to be sure, but much like the gospel songs he grew upon, it’stempered here with a recognition that there is pain in this world, too, and that we allshare in the responsibility to lift our brothers and sisters up towards a bettertomorrow. Fueled by a blend of old-school soul and vintage R&B that’s infusedwith21stcentury pop and hip-hop sensibilities, Morton’s songs focus on love and hope, butthey pull no punches, celebrating the lasting power ofpride, determination,andsuccess while simultaneously calling out the cruelty of injustice, oppression, andprejudice. The result is a timely record, but also a timeless one, an ambitious andprofoundly moving statement from a visionary writer, performer, and producer.‘PAUL’ builds off the success of 2017’s, ‘Gumbo,’ whichfoundMortonembracing hisLouisianaroots and collaborating with special guests including BJ the Chicago Kid andThe Hamiltones.Hailed byNPRas one of the year’s most noteworthy R&B albums,therecorddebuted in the Top 10 on theBillboardHeatseekers chart, garnered a pair ofGRAMMY nominations, and racked up more than 15 million streams on Spotify alone.Invigorated bythe album’sreception, Morton returned the following year with ‘GumboUnplugged,’ a live reimagining of the record that prompted another three GRAMMYnominations (including a win for Best Traditional R&B Performance) and landed himinterviews and performances everywhere fromThe Daily ShowandCNNtoThe TonightShowand theNPRTiny Desk.The New Yorkerpraised Morton’s “buttery-smoothvocals,” whileBETraved that he had “the soulful, passionate taste that R&B yearnsfor,” andOffbeathailed him as “a once-in-a-generation talent” in a 2018 cover story.On top ofhis remarkable musicalresume (which includes serving as music director forSolange and running his own record label in addition to his solo career and extensivework with Maroon 5), Morton also works as a community advocate in New Orleans,most recently leading the campaign tosave the former home of jazz pioneer BuddyBolden from demolition andraise funds to convert the space into a museum andrecording studio with a focus on fostering the next generation of local artists.

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Ages 18+
limit 10 per person
GA
General Admission - Standing Room Only
$28.00
CitiĀ® Cardmember Presale
$25.00

Delivery Method

UPS
Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 18 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. All ticket sales are final. Refunds will only be given in the event that a show is canceled. It is not grounds for a refund if a performer begins his/her performance later than expected.