Dear Father Book Concert / by J. Ivy

Photo by: Sergio Richardson

Photo by: Sergio Richardson

In celebration of National Poetry Month, this past weekend I had the pleasure of presenting the Dear Father Book Concert at Freedom Hall in Park Forest, a South Suburb of Chicago. To begin the energy felt in this beautiful, intimate theatre was so electric, so warm, so pleasant. It felt like home, so with the help of Tarrey Torae (vocalist), Marshall Knights (bass/musical director), Brandon Collins (drums), Jason Jones (keys), Ferrer White (saxophone), Spike Rebel (guitar), and Tyrue "Slang" Jones (live art) we kicked our feet up and poured our souls out on the stage. This story centered around The Power of Forgiveness has grown so beautifully and it was a true blessing to have the opportunity to tell it on this night. Thanks to everyone who came out to support. Thank you to Freedom Hall for the amazing hospitality. And thanks to all of y'all who sent messages, love, and well wishes for a great show...It TRULY WAS!! And remember to submit your Dear Father Letters to www.DearFatherLetters.com "One Million Letters Written, One Million Hearts Healed... We're getting closer. MUCH LOVE!!!

Photo by: Sergio Richardson

Photo by: Sergio Richardson

Photo by: Sergio Richardson

Photo by: Sergio Richardson