Review: Lalah Hathaway in Concert

By Madeline Sutton Before Lalah came on stage in Atlanta on October 1, 2016, she asked that all cell phones be turned off, so that we could be “fully in the experience.” And what an experience it was! Lalah’s voice is exquisite and silky and powerful and something meant to be experienced live. The recording […]

Avery Sunshine

The first (and only) time I met Avery*Sunshine was at the 2011 Soul Music Summit in Atlanta. She admired my purse.  That was when I knew we were kindred spirits.  But we also sat on the same panel during the summit.  She is such a bright spirit. I went to see her perform at a […]

Album Review: Maysa’s “A Very Maysa Christmas”

By Ernest Barteldes Former Incognito front woman Maysa (though she still collaborates with them from time to time) is clearly one of the most underrated talents of contemporary soul today. Why she is not one of the biggest names in the genre completely baffles me – she has incredible versatility and range, and this is reflected […]