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27Apr
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Leela James speaks the truth. Never mind hype or spectacle. The acclaimed recording artist appreciates the eternal qualities of an undeniable star raw talent, musical substance and an authentic voice that's timeless. All of which are embodied on Leela James' upcoming fourth studio album "Fall For You" and the title track single bearing the same name.Ms. James first burst onto the scene with her 2006 debut album A Change is Gonna Come, introducing audiences to her considerable vocal chops and garnering nominations for Outstanding New Artist at the NAACP Image Awards and Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist of 2008 at the Soul Train Music Awards. James has gone on to record three subsequent albums including My Soul, which reached #7 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart and #37 on the Billboard 200 chart, and earned acclaim from critics for her songwriting skills.What sets Ms. James apart is her fearless approach to making music. She travels the gamut of emotions from self-doubt to self-confidence, and reminds her audience of what it is to be human to love, to regret and to dream. "The best artists stay true to who they are, no matter the scale," says James. "I think you can be relevant and still have substance, so I try to never stay in a box. My sound today may be different than where I was five years ago, but my core is always the same. My soul is intact."For Leela, it's always been about the soul. So much so that she was nicknamed Baby Etta as a little girl growing up in Los Angeles. Along with Chaka Khan and Al Green, she counts Etta James among her vocal heroes and paid homage in 2012 by recording her album Loving You MoreIn the Spirit of Etta James. Leela's influences run the gamut of vocalists from soul to funk, and jazz, and her interpretation of music touches on synesthetic. "It's the feel of the colors in an artist's voicing and their power. Some artists make the hairs rise on my
  • Start:April 27, 2017
  • End:April 27, 2017
  • Recurringrecurring event
  • Where:Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38104
  • Phone:N/A
  • Event Type: Concerts & Music
  • Ticket Price:$35.00 - $42.00
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