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  • Writer's pictureSierra Potts

Son Little's Unforgettable Fort Worth Debut: A Night of Soulful Music at Tulips

On April 5th, the vibrant tones of rhythm and blues filled the air of Tulips in Fort Worth as Son Little graced the stage for the first time in the city. Opening for Butcher Brown, Son Little and his band mesmerized the audience with their soul-stirring melodies, crafting the perfect setting for a memorable evening.



Born Aaron Earl Livingston, Son Little originates from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has cemented his position in the music industry with his unique blend of R&B. Collaborating with renowned artists such as The Roots, RJD2, and Mavis Staples, he has earned recognition for his exceptional musical talent and distinctive sound.


At Tulips, Son Little showcased songs from his latest album, "Like Neptune". Drawing inspiration from '70s music icons like David Bowie and the psychedelic Amazonian cumbia, Son Little delved into his creative process during the pandemic, utilizing beat-making apps on his iPad to craft the album's foundation.




Backed by a drummer and a keyboardist/organist, Son Little delivered a captivating performance, seamlessly intertwining live instrumentation with programmed beats. The band's synergy was palpable, creating an immersive musical experience that had the audience swaying to the rhythm throughout the night.



Despite it being his inaugural performance in Fort Worth, Son Little's stage presence and magnetic charm immediately endeared him to the crowd. With each soulful note and heartfelt lyric, he effortlessly connected with the audience, drawing them into the depth of his music and emotions.


As the night drew to a close, the impact of Son Little's performance was undeniable. His electrifying presence at Tulips showcased his unwavering talent and commitment to his craft, leaving fans eagerly anticipating his return.


In a city renowned for its rich musical heritage, Son Little's debut in Fort Worth stood out as a defining moment, highlighting the enduring allure of rhythm and blues.



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