The Ultimate Sam Cooke Experience: Starring Carla Cooke

Contact: Vince Chiarelli
Phone: (815) 721-2016


Soul Legend Sam Cooke’s Daughter, Carla Cooke, to Perform in Rockford
March 29, 2020
The Nordlof Center
118 N. Main St, Rockford, IL 61101

(Rockford, IL) – Vincent Records and The Times Productions are pleased to announce their upcoming concert “The Ultimate Same Cooke Experience: Starring Carla Cooke,” taking place at the Nordlof Center in Rockford on March 29th. Cooke is the youngest daughter of music legend Sam Cooke. She will be performing her father’s hit songs as a tribute to his legacy in a performance that is not to be missed. Cooke will take the audience on a journey through the romance, religion, and history her father’s music has come to embody.

Carla is an accomplished singer in her own right and with influences like her father and other musicians in her family, such as her godfather, Sir Mac Rice, (writer of Cheaper to Keep Her and Mustang Sally) and uncle, LC Cooke, Carla proves the apple does not fall far from the tree. Through raw talent, emotion, beauty, and charisma she carries the Cooke family torch musically into the new millennium. Like her father, Carla crafted her sound in the church. Her style is diverse in Gospel, Christian, R&B, Soul, Pop and the contemporary sound that embraces today’s culture. With a strong vocal range and warm personality, Carla’s stage presence commands the environment wherever she performs.

On her 2010 album release, A Time to Remember, Cooke covers renditions of her father’s hit songs, including A Change Gone Come, Summertime, and Lost and Looking as well as several original compositions which she wrote.

The concert will be held at 6PM at the Nordlof Center, 118 N. Main St, Rockford, IL. Doors open at 5PM. Tickets are $27.50-$35 and can be purchased at or by calling (815) 200-9567.

This production is a collaboration between Vincent Records and The Times Productions, and is the third concert produced by this partnership. Last month, Vincent Records and The Times Productions brought John Waite to the Nordlof Center for his first-ever acoustic performance, and earlier this month, they brought America’s #1 Prince Experience Band, The Purple Madness to downtown Rockford as well. Vincent Records is owned by local musician Vince Chiarelli. The Times Productions is owned by local business owner Peter Provenzano.

Event Details
Date: 3/29/2020
Artist: The Ultimate Sam Cooke Experience: Starring Carla Cooke
Venue: The Nordlof Center – 118 N. Main St, Rockford, IL 61101
Doors Open: 5PM
Start Time: 6PM
Ticket Price: $27.50-$35
For Tickets: Visit or call (815) 200-9567

For more information, visit Vincent Records online at, on facebook at or call (815) 200-9567.

An Evening with Loudon Wainwright III

Contact: Vince Chiarelli
Phone: (815) 721-2016


Grammy-Award Winning Folk Singer and Actor, Loudon Wainwright III, to Perform in Rockford
Sunday May 3, 2020
Concerts on the Creek
4500 Spring Creek Rd. Rockford, IL 61114

(Rockford, IL) – Vincent Records is pleased to announce the upcoming Loudon Wainwright III concert, taking place at Concerts on the Creek on May 3, 2020. Wainwright is a Grammy-award-winning folk singer, whose music can best be described as confessionally-honest. He will be performing songs from his fifty-plus years long career, including his 1972 novelty song, “Dead Skunk (in the Middle of the Road).”

Loudon won his Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album in 2010 for his album “High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project.” Previously, he had been nominated twice for his albums “I’m Alright” in 1985 and” More Love Songs” in 1986. His songs have been covered by a range of artists, including Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, and his son, Rufus Wainwright.

The concert will be held at 6 PM at Concerts on the Creek, 4500 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, IL. Doors open at 4:30 PM. The venue offers free off street parking for 95 vehicles, all-on-one-floor access, excellent acoustics, and comfortable seating. Light refreshments will be available. Tickets are $35-$50 and can be purchased at or by calling (815) 200-9567.

Vincent Records is Rockford’s oldest record label and local booking and entertainment agency, owned by local musician Vince Chiarelli. This show is one of many regional and national bands Vincent Records will be promoting in Rockford. This show and many others are part of a ticketed touring series, an expansion of Concerts on the Creek, which take place at Spring Creek UCC in Rockford, IL.

Event Details:
Date: Sunday, May 3, 2020
Artist: Loudon Wainwright III
Venue: Concerts on the Creek, 4500 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, IL
Doors: 4:30PM / Show: 6PM
Ticket Price: $35-$50
For Tickets: Visit or call (815) 200-9567

More About Loudon Wainwright III:

Born in Chapel Hill, N.C. in 1946, Loudon Wainwright III came to fame when “Dead Skunk” became a Top 20 hit in 1972. He had studied acting at Carnegie-Mellon University, but dropped out to partake in the “Summer of Love” in San Francisco, and wrote his first song in 1968 (“Edgar,” about a lobsterman in Rhode Island).

He was soon signed to Atlantic Records by Nesuhi Ertegun, and was lured by Clive Davis to Columbia Records, which released “Dead Skunk.” His songs have since been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, his son Rufus Wainwright, and Mose Allison, among others. Wainwright has recorded 27 albums including his 2010 Grammy Award-winning ‘High, Wide & Handsome.’

In Fall 2018, Loudon will release ‘Years In The Making’ (StorySound Records), a 42-song treasury of rare and unreleased Loudoniana. This 2-disc, 60-page hardbound audio-biography of his 40-year career includes orphaned album cuts, lovingly lo-fi home recordings, radio appearances, demos, live performances and beyond. It features appearances by Kate McGarrigle, Suzzy Roche, Bill Frisell, Van Dyke Parks, Chaim Tannenbaum, David Mansfield, and the Wainwright children Rufus, Martha, Lucy and Lexie.

In 2017, Wainwright published his memoir, ‘LINER NOTES’ (Blue Rider Press), which led to appearances on Fresh Air with Terry Gross and WTF with Marc Maron. The NY Times said the book “makes your heart wobble on its axis.”

Wainwright also created a one-man theatrical show, Surviving Twin, which combines his songs and the writings of his late father. Initially developed as part of University of North Carolina’s Playmakers series, it focuses on fatherhood—both being a father and having one—and also explores the issues of birth, self-identity, loss, mortality, fashion, and of course, pet ownership. Surviving Twin has been performed in limited theater engagements and will debut as a Netflix special later this year, produced by Judd Apatow and directed by Christopher Guest.

Additionally, Wainwright has co-written with songwriter/producer Joe Henry on the music for Judd Apatow’s hit movie Knocked Up, written music for the British theatrical adaptation of the Carl Hiaasen novel Lucky You, and composed topical songs for NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered and ABC’s Nightline. An accomplished actor, he has appeared in films directed by Martin Scorsese, Hal Ashby, Christopher Guest, Tim Burton, Cameron Crowe and Judd Apatow. Wainwright has also starred on TV in M.A.S.H. and Undeclared, and on Broadway in Pump Boys and Dinettes. More recently, he appeared in the film Pleased To Meet You (with fellow music legends John Doe, Aimee Mann and Joe Henry).