Q&A SPOTLIGHT: FEATURING MUSICIAN SONNY EMORY
Tell us a little about your history living here on the Southside of Atlanta.
Atlanta is my hometown. I was born here and raised on the Southwest side of town. I attended Northside School of the Arts and later transferred to and graduated from Douglass High School. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Classical and Jazz performance from Georgia State University. My career as a professional musician began here. I have also been blessed to be able to travel the world and perform with the likes of Earth Wind and Fire, Eric Clapton, Bette Midler, Paula Abdul and Bruce Hornsby, and many others.
We hear that you are working on a new project of your own- tell us about that.
After 20 years of working on all types of projects, I decided to tap into my passion for pop, R&B, funk, rock and jazz to create my own blend of music which has come to life in my new group Sonny Emory’s Cachet. Cachet is made up of all local Atlanta musicians including my two very talented and gifted sons Nigel and Nicholas Emory. Our first release was October 17, 2017 on Universal. It is entitled Love Is The Greatest. It was a labor of love creating uplifting, positive, joyful and motivating music designed to foster love and togetherness in our community and world. For more, please visit my website at www.Sonnyemory-cachet.com
What is your connection to Butler Lexus of South Atlanta?
My connection to Butler Lexus of South Atlanta runs deep. Anyone who knows me knows that I love cars. I have owned several Lexus vehicles over the past years. The general manager at Butler Lexus of South Atlanta, Kevin Deutsch is a personal friend of mine. I have known Kevin for many year and his exceptional leadership and tremendous staff make visiting Butler Lexus of South Atlanta a pure pleasure for me each time I purchase or service my vehicles.
You have been a customer of Butler Lexus of South Atlanta several years. What Lexus models have you owned and what is your favorite?
As previously mentioned, I have owned several Lexus vehicles: an SC 300, as well as an SC 400.I am presently the proud owner of the brand new LC 500.It is by far my favorite car!
We appreciate your support and would like to support you and your endeavors. Do you have any upcoming events we could attend?
I have an upcoming concert at City Winery at Ponce City Market on October 23. Doors open at 6pm and the music begins at 8pm. You can purchase tickets on my website www.sonnyemory-Cachet.com. And a huge THANK YOU to Butler Lexus of South Atlanta for sponsoring the concert!