Lyfe Jennings to Headline Benefit Concert at the Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans on Friday, July 21
Proceeds From Concert Go Towards Rebuilding of New Orleans
Lyfe's New Album, 'The Phoenix,' in Stores Tuesday, August 15
The platinum-selling urban/pop musician Lyfe Jennings will headline a special benefit concert at the Howlin' Wolf (907 S. Peters) in New Orleans on Friday, July 21. The concert, which is part of the "Bring 'em Back" series, also features Robin Thicke, Urban Mystic and Cheri Dennis. New Orleans radio station WQUE has partnered with Habitat For Humanity to help rebuild homes in New Orleans. Proceeds from the Lyfe Jennings concert at the Howlin' Wolf will to towards rebuilding New Orleans.
Lyfe's eagerly-awaited new album, "The Phoenix," is slated for release on August 15 from Sony Urban Music/Columbia Records.
Lyfe's debut album, the critically-acclaimed "Lyfe 268-192," was certified RIAA platinum in January 2006.
It's been an amazing year for Lyfe, whose recent duet with Alicia Keys, a soul-shaking version of the Curtis Mayfield classic, "People Get Ready," may be heard in the Jerry Bruckheimer film, "Glory Road."
Lyfe closed out 2005 with his highly successful "Lyfe Experience" headline tour, which included guest artists Goapele and Vivian Green. Lyfe spent the larger part of summer 2005 on tour with his Grammy-winning Columbia Records labelmate John Legend.
A two-time #1 Billboard Heatseekers album (2/20/05 & 3/6/05), "Lyfe 268-192, was released on August 17, 2004 and immediately established the worldly and poetic Lyfe as an aesthetic force of nature with mainstream and underground support.
Rolling Stone (Nov. 11, 2004) found Lyfe's songs " ... eloquent in their depiction of struggle ... ."
"Filled with a genuine rawness reminiscent of Sam Cooke or Donny Hathaway," wrote the edgy New York taste-making YRB, "'Lyfe 268-192' is a thought-provoking journey into the soul of a man whose lyrics tell a melodic story of the everyday realities that affect us all, yet allows us to exhale because somebody finally gets it."
Lyfe brings the full force of his songs to his concert audiences, winning converts wherever he plays. "Bringing only an acoustic guitar to the hallowed 125th Street venue," wrote the hip-hop bible The Source (July 2004), "Lyfe won over the notoriously demanding Apollo crowd and dominated the Amateur Show competition, winning five straight times."
SOURCE: Sony Urban Music/Columbia Records
CONTACT: Edwin Banacia of Sony Urban Music, +1-212-833-5072,
Web site: http://www.columbiarecords.com/