Gospel Power Couple, Erica and Warryn Campbell to Co-Chair Taste of Soul
By Brian W. Carter, Contributing Writer
Published September 5, 2019

Erica and Warryn Campbell

Taste of Soul is excited and happy to welcome Erica and Warryn Campbell as co-chairs at this year’s festival. The power couple brings a rich legacy of gospel and entertainment to the table that many have come to admire and love. Taste of Soul creator/founder, chairman of Bakewell Media and board of directors of Mother in Action, and L.A. Sentinel executive publisher, Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., agrees the Campbells are an honored addition to the Taste of Soul family.

“We are so excited to have Erica and Warryn Campbell join us as co-chairs for the 2019 Taste of Soul Family Festival,” said Bakewell.

“Erica and Warryn exemplify everything that Taste of Soul is about. Their dedication to family, there belief in empowering our community and their spirit of entrepreneurism is everything that Taste of Soul represents.

“Having Warryn and Erica bring their STAR POWER to Taste of Soul is but another demonstration of just how much of an institution this annual celebration has become.

“We are honored to welcome them as part of the Taste of Soul Family.”

Erica is a multi-platinum gospel singer, known as a duo with her older sister, Tina Campbell, as Mary Mary. As a part of Mary Mary, produced by Warryn, Erica is among the most successful contemporary gospel artists of our time. Erica and Warryn have three children—Krista, Warryn III, and Zaya.

She is the host of the nationally syndicated daily radio show “Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell,” which plays in forty markets around the country. She recently debuted her new single “Praying And Believing” on the season finale of BET’s “Sunday Best.”
Erica will also be releasing her book, “More Than Pretty: Doing the Soul Work that Uncovers Your True Beauty,” this month which explores issues of self-esteem, identity, and God’s design for love and intimacy. Bakewell Media will be choosing five winners through the Taste of Soul VIP experience to receive a free book and personal meet-and-greet with Erica at Barnes and Nobles at The Grove September 28. To qualify, please visit for more info.

A known figure in the R&B and Gospel music genres, Warryn is a multi-Grammy-winning producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, who has contributed to recordings by artists such as Dru Hill, Shanice, Kelly Price, Alicia Keys and Snoop Dogg to name a few. An L.A. native, he was a producer for Death Row Records and is founder and CEO of My Block Records. The L.A.-based recording label and entertainment enterprise is home to artists Mary Mary, Kelly Price, JoiStaRR, The Soul Seekers, Jason McGee and more. My Block records will showcase some of its roster on the Taste of Soul Brenda Marsh-Mitchell Gospel Stage. Warryn is also the pastor of California Worship Center.

The Campbells echoed Mr. Bakewell’s excitement in being a part of Taste of Soul. They shared their feelings on being welcomed as the festival’s co-chairs.

“As natives of Los Angeles, we are honored and extremely excited to be co-chairs of this year’s Taste of Soul,” said the Campbells.

“We’re sure it’s going to be a phenomenal experience as it is every year.

“Can’t wait to share great music with the citizens of L.A.!”

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