Born in New Orleans, Ledisi – her name means “to bring forth” in Nigerian – has been singing professionally since age 8, when she fronted the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra. One of the most versatile and dynamic vocalists of her generation, Soul Tracks describes Ledisi as, “a singer with nothing left to prove; she’s an artist who’s arrived.” Retaining her NOLA roots, Ledesi moved to Oakland, California where she began to seriously pursue her musical passions, including widely noted performances in Beach Blanket Babylon—a long-running San Francisco-based cabaret known for its song parodies, celebrity impersonations and enormous hats. In the Bay Area, she formed her own band, Anibade, and in 2007 she debuted her first album, Lost & Found, which received two Grammy nominations. Ledisi has opened for the likes of Chaka Khan and toured internationally.
The first artist signed to India.Arie’s Soulbird label, Anthony David’s acoustic guitar playing and liquid voice recall a young Bill Withers. “The Atlanta singer-songwriter seems to fly below the radar even though he makes some of the most intelligent and soulful music around.” (USA Today) In 2008, David released his third studio album Acey Duecy, which featured a much buzzed about duet with Arie, and his fourth album As Above So Below was released in early 2011.
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