What is Southern Soul: Southern Soul is a style of popular music developed by Black Americans, combining elements of gospel music, Blues, and R&B, and it is derived from or pertains to the south, such as the southern parts of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, and in southeastern Texas. Distinctive for its earthy expressiveness, variously plaintive or raucous vocals, deeply felt emotion and often passionate romanticism or sensuality
Born January 25th and raised in Mendenhall, MS Rhonda is a mere amateur to the music scene. She began her singing at the age of 5 in her home church choir well into adulthood. Rhonda first came on the music scene as a background singer for Nathaniel Kimble then went on to background for Sir Charles Jones "The King of Southern Soul," the legendary Bobby Rush, and the amazing "Jazzy Jeff Floyd." During this time she opened for a number of different artists on a number of shows from the year of 1995 when she first won a talent show in Vicksburg, MS until presently. Some of you may remember Rhonda from the song "Fool On My Hands," that she says she just wanted to see what it would do over the air waves and it did, it is was hot then and still is now, the song is included on her new album. Rhonda acquired many relationships throughout her career with many artists sealing the deal for her to get any professional help needed to advance in her career. She prides herself with the accomplishments she has made despite some downfalls along the way that she soon overcame when she was introduced to the owner of the record label "Allison Records," in Nashville , TN and this is when she says her career was really born and that it was her time to shine. Rhonda says now she has someone that believes in her, took her love of singing and music seriously, and knows that she is a rising star in this industry, the famous chittlin' circuit. Debuting her long awaited album entitled "Call Me." Also on the full album she says she wrote (Can't Stop A Good Thang') from experiences of all the obstacles that she faced in getting to where she is now, she shows extraordinary strength in showing everyone that when you got it, nothing or no one can stop a good thang'. Rhonda introduces you, the fans to her heart and her dreams as well as her thoughts. She is not afraid to show her many qualities that have left the men mesmerized with her voice and beauty. As for the ladies Rhonda has songs that speak for us all with her true and meaningful writing skills. With an array of musical talent, beauty, and respectful yet challenging persona Rhonda is more than qualified to carry the title "Sexy Lady of Southern Soul"!
Roni has shared and performed on stage with such artist as *Tyrone Davis, Sir Charles Jones, Nathaniel Kimble, O.B Buchanan, B. B. King, David Brinston, Mel Waiters, T.K. Soul, Kenny Wayne, Willie Clayton, Bobby Rush, Marvin Sease, Charles Wilson, Stan Mosley, Love Doctor, Peggy Scott Adams, Denise Lasalle, Theodis Ealey, Reggie P, Steve Perry, Jeff Floyd, Stacy Mitchhart, The Ying Yang Twins,, Rome, and the late Jackie Neal ***********