erthestjames erthestjames

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£rthe St. James  “A child of the “Neo-Soul” that got grown ...” ☥ Singer | Songwriter | Musician | Actor . Chicago . ILL[iestNoise] . #TheDukeOfSoul

: we’ve been rocking together for a few years now ... & each year gets better than the last . we’ve shared some amazing moments on & off the stage . we’ve seen each other’s growth ... and we continue to push each other to higher heights . It’s been an absolute honor & privilege to be apart of the journey w/ such a one-of-a-kind soul .
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Happy Birthday to one of the hardest working , most talented artist I know ! Mr. “Sophisticated Soul” himself , @samtrump !
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Thank You for everything . Love Bro .
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: 8.3.18 . LIVE @ @untitledchicago . w/ #TheErtheTones .
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@musicgenie : BGVs
@professormaine : Keys
@tonydrummer91113 : Drums
@b.steph23 : Bass
@karltonsellers : Guitar
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🎥 : @blkfilmsmith

: last night was homecoming @ @refugechicago ! What an honor to share the stage w/ so many Chicago legends . Blessed .
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P.S. : Don’t @musicgenie look amazing ? 😍
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🎥 : @sequoyachanel | @big_mik728 | @tarhondajay

: CHICAGO ! TONIGHT 8.5.18
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The first installment of the “Refuge Features” Series ... featuring @cherisecoaches !
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w/ performances by @erthestjames | @jeffgibbsmusic | @ambz_royale !
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Hosted by @smacksmrespn .
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@ @refugechicago [416 S. Clark]
Doors : 8pm | Show : 8:30pm
Tix link in bio .
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#SoulMusic #Jazz #Funk #RandB #LIVEMusic

: 7.21.18 . @ The 2018 @thesilverroom Block Party , w/ #FFTL .
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📸 : @digitaljay_
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P.S. It’s also my 200th IG post ! 🎉

: CHICAGO ! TONIGHT 7.22.18
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@haroldgreen Presents : “ #FFTL On The Riverwalk “
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@ @tinytappchicagoriverwalk [55 W. Riverwalk South]
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6pm
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$FREE.99
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Featuring : @torrigriffin | @samtrump | @lilikjazz | @teeyaskipper | @deewilsonlive | @erthestjames | @angele_anise | @princejericho | @meaganmcneal | @charismadegrandediva

Chicago ,
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I’m so appreciative of everyone that came to rock w/ us @ #TheSilverRoomBlockParty yesterday and even w/ the “technical difficulties” , the energy , love , & support , in the room , was far more greater than any issues we encountered.
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Thank y’all !

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📸 : @jake.austen
🎥 : @livroskos | @wegoodhop | @neak_undefined

: CHICAGO ! TONIGHT ! 7.21.18
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@erthestjames & The ErtheTones
LIVE @ The 15th Annual Silver Room Block Party !
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7pm
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@ @promontorychicago [5311 S. Lake Park]
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$Free.99
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w/
@musicgenie : BGVs
@professormaine : Keys
@b.steph23 : Bass
@tonydrummer91113 : Drums
@tronidione : Percussion
@samtrump : Trumpet

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“If you start breathing ...
You won’t believe it
You’ll feel so much better
So much better , Baby”
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@erykahbadu + @theroots
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#EssenceFestival2018
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“ All you gotta do is breathe ! “

This video is from 8 years ago . Grambling State University .
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I met @thesecondced 10 years ago . We instantly clicked . Our love for theatre and music bonded us . 10 years later , he’s still one of the most important and influential people in my life .
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We’ve been through it all . We’ve witness each others triumphs and downfalls . We’ve witness the good and the bad ... the bitter and the sweet . We met as teenagers, but being able to witness him transition into manhood ... as a father and artist , is inspiring .
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I’m so blessed to have him apart of my life . I love how we encourage each other and we push each other to continue to strive for greatness . And although our texts and calls are not as frequent, we have a bond that can’t be broken . It’s a lifetime membership.
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Honored to call him my Brother … my friend … my BEST friend . Blood couldn’t make us any closer .
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Happy 🤴🏾 Day, Brother !

: #TBT . 5.11.18 . #FFTL2018 . It petrified me to be this vulnerable on stage , but it was healing .
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“Tired” [✍🏾 D. James]
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Clip 1/Verse 1:
“Somedays are easier than other days .
& Sometimes it’s hard to find my peace of mind .
Somedays , I ain’t got nothing to post
Don’t wanna follow folks
I don’t wanna be Erthe St. James
Somedays I just wanna hide
Don’t wanna socialize
and sometimes I can be rude
and I know I should hope for the best
and give God all the rest
, but I can’t fake it
I gotta tell my truth
Like to hear it? Here it go.”
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Clip 2/Chorus:
“I’m tired of arguing
i’m tired of fighting
I’m tired of working two jobs and struggling
I’m tired of waiting
I’m tired of weighing
I’m tired of doubting who I once was
I’m tired of trying so hard
and getting nowhere
and faking my smile
When you tired
When you tired
When you tired
When you tirreeeeddd .”
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🎥 : @magnifigoat33

: 6.5.18 . Performing @ the #SoulForce Book Release Launch ! Thank you @reeshedangw + @shawncasselberry for having me and congrats on the amazing book !

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