Mother’s Day R&B Jam: A Tribute to Marvin Gaye & Teddy Pendergrass At The Tin Pan

Soul singer Andre Jackson shines a well-deserved spotlight on the songbook of the late great R&B powerhouse Teddy Pendergrass. As the lead singer of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Pendergrass belted out the classic ‘70s track “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” and the hits kept on coming in the years of solo work that followed. The singer’s forceful, throaty vocals bowled over audiences on cuts like “Only You” and “Turn Off the Lights.” But Pendergrass could also keep it silky smooth with songs like “Close the Door,” “Love TKO” and “Joy.” Jackson and tribute hostess Jean Carne (“Closer Than Close”) will guide you through these and many more of Pendergrass’ decade-spanning, multi-platinum hits.

Craig T. Dobson is a singer/ song writer, born and raised in Annapolis, MD to parents that were both singers, involved in music ministries. At an early age, Craig joined the gospel group, The Harmonizing Kings from Annapolis, MD, with his father, grandfather, uncle, and cousins, where he gained his foundation for harmony and performing. In high school, Craig sang with the Annapolis High School Harmonizing Panthers (Chorus) and the Drama Club, where he acted and got a feel for the stage. He sang at talent shows, school functions and sports events and gained a large fan base at the school. Craig sang in the vocal group, S.M.U.V. (Seductive Music Unique Vocals). The group had major success by wining multiple Radio Sponsored events. S.M.U.V. opened for major acts such as Levert, Wendy Moten, Men at Large, Hi Five, SWV, MC Search, Dru Hill, Brian McKnight, Sudden Change, Boys II Men, Kci & Jojo, and one of the last performances of the legendary duo, Ashford and Simpson.

Craig auditioned for Star Search and received a callback, but the season was canceled. He received acclaim for selling out venues such as: Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, The Carlyle Club, Virginia, The Carlyle Room, Washington, D.C. and the Historical Howard Theater, Washington, D.C. Craig Has also done duets by Atlantic Star at Music Festivals, with their Former Lead Singer, Talein Harris, sang for the legendary Donnie Simpson, performed at events hosted by Actress, Ty-Ler Jae, has been an opening act for Monifah and Kindred Family Soul. Craig released his debut self-titled EP with 9 Nineteen Music Label in Atlanta, GA in 2017 and received 11 Grammy Considerations for the Self-titled project in 2018. The project has streaming sales on six continents. Craig was preparing to do an international tour when Covid-19 shut the world down. Craig received a platinum plaque for a feature on Ron Ward, Jr’s Spotify Hit, “What the World Needs Now” in 2020. Craig toured nationally with Brencore Entertainment, honing his craft on stage. He is also recording songs for his forthcoming project. Craig T. Dobson is doing what he loves most, touching lives through music.

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The Tin Pan

June 11, 2022

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