Soul Sessions: Kindred Family Soul
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
Kindred The Family Soul or simply referred to as Kindred is one such duo that epitomizes the essence of longevity but evolution and consistency in the modern era. A multi-talented Duo comprised of married couple Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon. Kindred the Family Soul has 7 Albums to date and has been making music that is thoughtful, conscious and driven by a desire to motivate, inspire, comfort and spread love and joy to all those that hear it for two decades and the Movement has only expanded and grown. The duo met in 1997 married in 1998 started a family and a group pretty simultaneously and started performing in Philly in a small club called the Five spot with an event called the Black Lily. The pivotal moment came when they met Steve McKeever the president of Hidden Beach Recordings who signed them and the Neo-soul movement of that era spawned a few artists who went on to be successful like Bilal, Jill Scott, Floetry, Musiq SoulChild Ledisi and a few others. The duo has also been nominated for awards such as BET and Soul Train but cites their biggest accomplishment as the sustainability of their art together as a unit and operating independently for more than 10 years in the murky and turbulent circuit of the Music Industry. In 2015 Kindred was highlighted in a Walmart commercial with their entire family in a very successful summer campaign. The versatile duo has also performed a record number of 8 times at Essence Festival and over the years have done countless tours with many of the major artist in the music industry while accumulating several top ten R&B records including “Far Away”, “Stars”, “Where would I Be”, “All My People” and more. Kindred the Family Soul wish to bridge together all of their creative endeavors into the curation of their new digital streaming platform Legacy Network especially in the wake of the worldwide pandemic. The hope is that the music and independent content can become an outlet of escape and comfort for viewers and listeners.