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Maxwell w/ Special Guest Joe @ The Washington State Fair
September 21, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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About the Artists
Coming off the heels of his 25-date arena tour with Anthony Hamilton and Joe, Maxwell will continue to dominate the live scene with a new run of shows for The Night Tour slated for the Summer and Fall. Following his Vegas residency in July at the Encore Theater at Wynn and a sold-out headline performance at Napa’s upcoming Blue Note Jazz Festival, the R&B legend will return to the road with a stop right here on our Grandstand Stage.
Maxwell recently captured the No. 1 slot on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay Chart for his latest single “OFF.” The placement marked the R&B star’s eighth No. 1 Billboard Adult R&B Airplay single and 15th top ten hit throughout his illustrious career, further heightening anticipation for the arrival of his forthcoming album, blacksummers’NIGHT.
Maxwell has artfully managed to transfix music lovers for more than two decades, releasing five studio albums, all in his own time and all duly anointed as classics. The soul singer redefined soul music in April of 1996 when he released his critically-acclaimed debut on Columbia, “Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite.” It earned Grammy nominations, double platinum status and RIAA gold for the single, “Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder).” The platinum albums “Embrya” (1998) and “Now” (2001) followed. After eight years, 2009’s “BLACKsummers’night” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and won two Grammys, including Best R&B Album. To date, Maxwell has achieved 4 platinum album certifications from the RIAA. His last album “blackSUMMERS’night,” the second installment of his musical trilogy, earned Maxwell his third Grammy (Best R&B Song for “Lake By the Ocean”) an NAACP Image Award (Outstanding Male Artist), and a Soul Train Award (Best R&B/Soul Male Artist). Recently honored with the “Legend” Award at the 2021 Soul Train Awards, Maxwell’s upcoming “blacksummers’NIGHT” will cap off the journey he first embarked upon over a decade ago as one of the most anticipated R&B events of 2022.
As a bonafide preacher’s kid, Joe discovered his gift in the gospel choir where he learned to sing with the motivation to touch the soul. With compositions like “I’m In Love,” “All The Things (Your Man Won’t Do)” and “I Wanna Know,” Joe won the respect of legions of men with his unabashed chivalry and captured the hearts and devotion of countless women by singing the words they have always longed to hear.
The soulful sound of Joe’s tenor reinvigorated R&B (“Stutter,” “What If A Woman”) dignified Pop (Mariah Carey’s “Thank God I Found You” featuring 98 Degrees, “Through The Rain”) and even sounded off in the streets by way of popular demand for remixes and street anthems with hip hop’s most influential rappers like Big Pun (“Still Not A Player”), Mariah Carey, Nas (“Thank God I Found You (Remix)”) and G-Unit (“Ride Wit U”).
Joe’s latest offering, Ain’t Nothing Like Me, is a collection of songs that are snapshots from his own life. Ever present are the authentic, heart-felt lyrics that Joe has been ordained to deliver. Songs like “My Love (Make It Happen)” and “If I Was Your Man” are true to form arrangements that further expose a more personal side– a first for the enigmatic balladeer who has long been a staple on play lists for everything from weddings to family reunions. “This album really captures my own journey,” says Joe of the introspective set.