The soul balladeer is known for his romantic duets with Roberta Flack (“Tonight I Celebrate My Love”), Celine Dion (“Beauty and the Beast”) and Regina Belle (“A Whole New World”).
He also maintained a long friendship with the late Aretha Franklin. Following her death last summer, Bryson said, “To be asked to be in her presence was like a command performance from the queen. You were awestruck.”
In his own 40-plus year career, Bryson earned two Grammy Awards - in 1993 and 1994 - for his duets with Dion and Belle.
Bryson's most recent album, “Stand for Love,” arrived in August. He performed at Atlanta's City Winery in January and has several upcoming concerts on the docket.
Bryson's shows this weekend in Ohio have been canceled, but no decisions have been made about future engagements, including his July concert scheduled for Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre in Mableton.