Avery Sunshine smiles radiantly during photoshoot

Avery*Sunshine

"'Sunshine is indeed a fitting stage name. Her material – a shimmery blend of jazz, soul, and gospel – drips with optimism and humour." — the Soul House


Fluent in musical languages ranging from soul, R&B, and house to jazz, hip-hop and gospel, Avery*Sunshine expresses herself with a powerful, enveloping voice that sweeps the listener up in stories of love, loss and healing.

Performing with her Grammy Award-winning creative partner and husband guitarist Dana “BigDane” Johnson, Avery’s repertoire features soulful, in-the-pocket R&B grooves, sublime ballads, and exuberant, life-affirming gospel.

This Atlanta-based singer’s no-holds-barred signature sound has garnered her acclaim from such luminaries as Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin and Berry Gordy just to name a few. In 2014, her song, “Call My Name,” reached #1 on Billboard's Adult R&B Songs chart. Featured on her sophomore project, The Sunroom, the song was also named ASCAP’s Rhythm and Soul Song of the Year. Avery’s newest album, Four Songs & a Bootleg, showcases her captivating and euphonious voice. The lead single “Lucky” has climbed the charts making it Billboard Top 30 Adult National Airplay.


Funds provided by the Roslyn Holt Swartz & Allan J. Swartz Endowment for the Performing Arts.

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