|Darryl Buchanan||4:00pm – 4:45pm
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Darryl developed his musical talents during his high school years in South Bend, Indiana. Darryl was discovered and recruited by Motown’s legendary sax man Jr. Walker. Darryl’s involvement with Jr. Walker included touring the United States, Canada and Europe. While touring, Darryl became Jr. Walker’s opening act. His musical talents and stage persona has earned him popularity with diverse crowds worldwide. Darryl toured with Jr. Walker until his untimely death in 1995. Their last performance was at New York’s famed Apollo Theatre. Darryl has performed on numerous TV shows including NBC’s Saturday Night Live and Good Morning America. He also toured Europe with famed James Brown band leader, trombonist Fred Wesley. In 1993 he was invited to President Bill Clinton’s Inaugural Ball to perform with Jr. Walker and is still doing some tours with the legends of Motown. He has performed with many legendary artists. Darryl’s first recording project was released in Europe with Chicago’s legendary drummer and former Marvin Gaye “Sexual Healing” beat master, Doni Hagen.
As a multi-talented musician, vocalist, song writer and producer, Darryl’s artistry continues to blossom. He has been recording and producing many music projects at his recording studio in South Bend, IN. He is the owner of the Planet Love Music Publishing Co. BMI and will release two music CD projects in 2014. One with Chicago producer and former NFL player, Don Carlos Passmore and the other an all instrumental CD. When not doing tours behind other artist, Darryl performs at festivals, Casino’s and venues with his band “Darryl B. & REFLECTIONS”, one of the hottest bands in the Midwest. On August 29, 2009 Darryl Buchanan was awarded the certificate of recognition by then city of South Bend, Mayor Stephen J Luecke for his accomplishments during his thirty years in the music industry.