Sol is a rare, one of a kind musician. His talent stretches from fiery rock to laid back jazz, and from funky innovative grooves to soulful ballads, always drawing on a deep background in blues.
How We Helped:
Sol joined Music Maker in 1994, where he has helped engineer Music Maker CDs, produced Sol Volume One, and toured with Music Maker Revue throughout Europe and the United States. Sol has done fieldwork with Tim Duffy in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina. He is one of Music Maker’s Next Generation Artists, younger artists performing Southern traditional music whom Music Maker supports and encourages. While these artists do not receive financial support, they are assisted in other ways to foster the continuation of Southern music through this “Next Generation.” Sol is also featured in the documentary film Toot Blues.
Sol began his musical experiences gigging with blues luminaries such as Guitar Gabriel, Captain Luke, and Macavine Hayes. While earning a degree in the Recording Industry, Sol performed extensively throughout Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Mississippi fronting his own blues and rock bands.
Sol then graduated to performing nationally and internationally with the true pioneers of the blues including Cootie Starks, Lee Gates, Beverly ‘Guitar’ Watkins, John Dee Holeman, and Jerry ‘Boogie’ McCain.
Additionally, Sol has performed with blues heavyweight Taj Mahal, Kenny Wayne Shepard, and the international guitar hero Cool John Ferguson (nominated 2 years -Most Outstanding Guitarist-Living Blues), who he performs with on a regular basis. With Cool John Ferguson, Sol has opened for the great B.B. King, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, and the Derek Trucks Band. Sol’s roots run deep into the blues but his unique versatility has allowed him to gig w/ Latin, African, reggae, gospel, jazz, funk, R&B, and folk performers. Sol also heads his own groups performing throughout VA, NC and DC.
With his love of Universal Music as the guiding light, Sol steps out on his own path.