For the past 38 years, the name Super Blue has been respected, revered by fellow Calypso and Soca artistes and even as the winds of change continue to blow, ‘Super’ is still the man. His songs, ‘Soca Baptist’- the track that won him his first Road March in 1980, ‘Ethel’, ‘Barbara’, ‘Lara’, ‘Flag Party’ and countless other hit Soca tracks have cemented Austin ‘Super Blue’ Lyons’ name in Soca’s Hall of fame, if there ever was one. In 2018, he will be honored in a very special way.
Fifteen years ago, Randy Glasgow Productions- one of Trinidad and Tobago’s most renowned promotional entities, hosted its very first event. That event was Super Blue in concert. In 2018, CEO of the company that has since delivered major events such as Ladies Night Out and the Chutney Brass Festival, Randy Glasgow, says Super will be honored, as he should be. “His music has stood the test of time. His performances have told a story of this country’s vibrancy and more than that, every bit of Super Blue’s exhilarating stage shows have been the blueprint for much of what is seen when Soca stars such as Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin, Super’s daughter, Fay Ann Lyons and many others, mount stages around the world today.
Randy Glasgow Productions will honor Superblue on February 17th, 2018 with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the culture of Trinidad and Tobago. “The award will be presented at the Calypso and Comedy Cool Down concert we’re hosting at NAPA in Port-of-Spain, next year,” said Glasgow. He said Super will also be a featured act at the annual Ladies Night Out Mega Concert set to be held on February 26th in Port-of-Spain. This year, Glasgow and his hard working team delivered a tributary accolade to Dil-E-Nadan’s Raymond Ramnarine at the annual Chutney Brass Festival in South, Trinidad. This year the award was presented by Trinidad and Tobago’s President, Anthony Carmona, and Glasgow says the President has once again been invited to be a focal part of this auspicious event in 2018.
The Carnival 2018 season fast approaching, all systems are in place for major surprises and top-notch events by Randy Glasgow Productions. “We want everyone to come out to our events and walk away completely satisfied. Honoring the greats is truly a necessary part of our shows. Without these legendary men and women who paved the way for the fresh, new faces and voices we’re enjoying today, where would we be?” asked Glasgow. The promoter says Super’s tribute is simply the second of many to come from his outfit.