CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN JUSTIN!!! We are so proud to hear that on the fifteenth day of March, 2004 the City of New York honored you with a Proclamation for your exceptional service to the city, the community, and the nation through your forty plus years spent perpetuating the tradition of folk music, theatre, the arts, and education. I am sure that it must feel good to receive such recognition from the greatest city in the world. Good for you. Tom Ghent and all of us here at Sutherland Records CONGRATULATIONS JUSTIN! We have just been notified that 'Whiskey Eyes', the title song from your new CD, has been named 'Best Folk Track, Male' by the 2001 New Century Music Awards. We are proud to be a part of this. Your friend and producer, T.G., and all of us at Sutherland Records. **************** JUSTIN DEVEREAUX Recording artist Justin Devereaux is a true native New Yorker. His childhood was spent as a resident of all five New York City boroughs at one time or another. Interestingly enough, I am told, he and singer Joan Baez were born just one day apart in the same NYC hospital in a year which I will not mention out of deference to Ms. Baez, a person with whom I wish to remain friends. Justin's current Sutherland Records release has enviably been nominated in both the Best Folk CD and the Best Folk Song categories by the 'New York City New Century Music Awards'. The latter nomination is for the CD's self-penned, somewhat autobiographical, title song, 'Whiskey Eyes'. The multi-talented Devereaux spent most of the sixties and seventies living in Greenwich Village, his present residence and self-proclaimed 'true' home, while pursuing simultaneous careers as an actor and folk singer. During these and subsequent years, Justin displayed his singing and songwriting talents at such venerable NYC venues as The Bitter End, The Gaslight, Gerdes Folk City, The Fat Black Pussycat, The Speakeasy, The New York Folk Festival and numerous appearances on the long running, syndicated 'Joe Franklin' television show. Justin's performances have taken him as far west as San Francisco, all thru New England, the mid-Atlantic states and as far south as Florida, New Orleans, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee, where he has quite a number of friends among the performing and writing community. It's no surprise that he chose to record 'Whiskey Eyes' there. As if this weren't enough, his acting credits include lead roles in such diverse stage productions as 'Fiddler On The Roof' (Tevye), 'Norman Is That You' (Ben Chambers), 'The Impossible Years' (Dr. Kingsley), and 'My Three Angels' (Josef). Although he has won critical acclaim for his acting from Off Off Broadway to Lincoln Center, Justin, not content to limit his theatrical talent, can take pride in his work as a director as well. Particularly, he has found great satisfaction directing authors in performances of their own works. Among these Norman Beim in the now renamed 'The Professor Graduates', (aka, 'A Leg Of The Journey'), and George Dickerson in his own play 'The Man Who Loved Butterflies'. Justin also directed 'The Artists' Palette' for both stage and television; a production which won the John Jay College competition for one act plays. While on the subject of awards, he was both stage manager and set designer for 'The Deserter', Norman Beim's winning entry in the coveted Samuel French competition for Best One Act Plays. In his spare time (Ha Ha), Justin paints for relaxation. One of his beautiful compositions 'Morning Seen' caught writer, recording artist, Jerry Merrick's fancy so much that he used it as part of the artwork on his 'Suddenly I'll Know You' CD. In conclusion, let me say, after four decades Justin still performs regularly in his beloved Greenwich Village, and those who are fortunate enough to share in his live appearances and/or listen to his recordings are being treated to the sweetest voice this side of the late Burl Ives. Tom Ghent Sutherland Records.
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