Candace Hurst, June 19, 2019

Candice Hurst resides in the South. In the decade since James Brown passed away she has lived coast to coast, working and singing with two bands in the South and in some bands she created along the way. Sitting in with different bands, enjoying the music and her craft, James Brown told her, “Mrs. Hurst, don’t ever leave your craft.” She has not and will not, as she loves it and lives it.

Also, the last nine years she has been working with others on a documentary of the James Brown Band. While welcoming her beautiful grandchildren, she tries to keep the memory of James Brown alive in what he cared about and what he stood for. Educate yourself, love one another, and send positive message through whatever means possible. The way James Brown taught her this was through music.

Melissa Jarrard