Druscilla Abernathy & The BKS VIne

Druscilla Abernathy & The BKS VIne

BandR&BJazz

Druscilla Abernathy & The BKS Vine. Ever-evolving, the long time labor of love is now a musical project that delivers on every level. Druscilla skillfully weaves in and out of originals, R & B, jazz, funk, soul, blues, neo soul, 70's and 80's classics music! myspace.com/thebksvine for more video

Biography

Druscilla Abernathy has carved out a career working with artists such as Prince, “The Legend” Billy Holloman, Alexander O’Neal, Lori Line, Billy McLaughlin, Artist Keri Noble, Paul Peterson, Ricky Peterson, Javeta Steele, Debbie Duncan, Cynthia Johnson, Gwen Matthews, The TC Jammers, Soul Tight Committee, The R Factor, Synergy, Who Knu and Said Method.

They have been heard in the intimate settings of Rossi’s, The Dakota, 318 Café, Cue (The Guthrie Theater), Lurcat, NorthCoast; clubs such as Minnesota Music Café, Arnellia’s, Famous Dave’s, Bunker’s, and ; and the stages of The State, Pantages, and Fitzgerald Theaters. She has donated her talents to Robyne Robinson’s Event for Lupus, The Alzheimer’s Gala, The Heartland Benefit Festival for Children with AIDS, The American Red Cross, as well as The Minneapolis Urban League Family Day, Minneapolis & St. Paul Gay Pride Festivals, Rondo Days, and Minneapolis Juneteenth Celebration. She has also been featured at The Minnesota Vikings Plaza, The Taste of Minnesota, and The Minnesota State Fair.

Lyrics

ma ma said

Written By: kathleen johnson

I remember the time,
so long ago I looked to you
now I am so very far
far away from home
when I was young
when times were hard, I looked to you
oooo you made me everything
i've come to be right now
though at times I strayed away but, through it all
right there you stayed
and ooo how I remember
what ma ma said

ma ma said, girl be strong
just you wait, it wont be long
ma ma said
ooooo ma ma said

now I'm on my own but still
i know I'm not alone
I can always talk to you
when ever I'm feeling down
angry, yes sometimes
you became when you were tired
and everytime I talk to you
you made everything alright
and each time I get the chance I
think of you and how you enhanced
and I remember
what ma ma said

ma ma said girl be strong
just you wait it won't be long
oooo----ma ma said

oh---whenever I am feeling down I
pray to God I'll always have
you around
and I remember-----
do you remember---

Living on my own, I find it hard to win
I think of the magic you gave
every now every now and then

say you remember
say I remember
Do you remember
say you remember

now I know just what you had to
deal
what you had to deal with way
back then

you have my love....
forever more

ma ma said, girl be strong
just you wait it won't be long
oooooo---ma ma said(repeat)

I remember what my ma ma said
ooo--youve always been there for me
ooo- youve always cared for me
ma ma, ma ma said

Discography

Honest, Pure & True, nominated for BEST R & B CD Project, Minnesota Music Awards Committee
Roots & Influences, by BKS
My Funny Valentine, Single

Set List

90 minute set of originals
Full 4 hour night of covers
3 1 hour sets with 2 30 min breaks(clubs)
3 50 minute sets with 2 20 min breaks(Private parties)
If you have the budget we also perform ALL the
private event tunes like:

We LOVE to play our own original music, however we love to perform classic cover tunes for private events and parties. Here is a partial list of the artists that we cover:

ARETHA FRANKLIN
STEVIE WONDER
JOSTONE
INDIA ARIE
EARTH WIND AND FIRE
MICHAEL MCDONALD
INGOGNITO
BRAND NEW HEAVIES
JOHN MAYER
MARY J. BLIEGE
KO KO TAYLOR
JANICE JOPLIN
MARY J BLEIGE
LUTHER VANDROSS
MARVIN GAYE
AL GREEN

complete set list of tunes available.