Local Sounds, a singer/songwriter performance series at CEPA in Pell City, welcomes CJ O’Neal and The Fellas back to the stage. This time with a Virtual Gospel concert featuring a choir lead by Guest Choir Directors, Darion Smith and Dr. Cory O’Neal. Other featured talent include Dr. Darius Williams, Christian McKinney, and Kyndra Stoudemire.
CJ O’Neal is a well-known name in the Pell City. Since the age of 4, he’s been in love with drums. He started playing in church at the age of 10 and soon became the full time drummer at Greater New Destiny.
His father, Duran South Principal Dr. Cory O’Neal, helped keep him motivated through his graduation from Pell City High in 2018. O’Neal is now attending Jacksonville State University and plays for two artists, Carson Bruce and Nathaniel Burch. He also works as a drum instructor at World of Music in Pell City.
The Fellas first studio album, A Sound of Funk, was released last year. He’ll be performing the show with a full band that includes Donovan Turner, Devin Turner, Tre Robinson, Jay Taylor, DeLon Charley and Dr. Corey O’Neal.
The Local Sounds series provides residents of St. Clair County with a powerful music series that’s affordable for families.
“Our aim is simply to provide a place where these performers can share their craft with the people of our community,” said CEPA Executive Director Jeff Thompson. “We feel like this series is important both for residents and for the artists who take the stage. It gives us all an incredible opportunity to enjoy the diverse talents that exist in our backyard.”
The 2020 Local Sounds Concert Series is sponsored in part by Hargray. For more on their services, which include internet, TV and home phone, please visit hargray.com/pell-city-al.
For more information, call the CEPA office at (205) 338-1974 and leave a message or email [email protected]