Production: Dan Edinberg Writing: Crystal Monee Hall & Dan Edinberg Backing Vocals: Michael McElroy, Jason McCollum and Derrick Baskin Guitar, Piano, Violin: Dan Edinberg Drum Set: Elliot Jacobson Programming: Dan Edinberg & Andrew Horowitz Engineer: Dan Edinberg Vocal Engineer: Dimitrios Hatzisavas
I held a concert to honor the legacy of Nina Simone. In this playlist you will find a selection of performances for this incredible night. I'm so looking forward to the new tribute album and Netflix doc "What Happened, Miss Simone?". She is one of my great inspirations.
This project is my soul record. Every Sunday before church, my mom would tell me ‘When you sing, if you don’t feel it from all the way down in your toes, then why sing at all?’ To her, that didn’t mean the loudest, biggest or highest note, but that your voice emanated from your soul. With that message echoing in my mind, truthful singing and songwriting was the focus of the project from the very beginning. From unconditional love (“If You Breathe”), healing ("Just Like Water" a Lauryn Hill tribute), desperation (“Who Will Witness”) and rage ("Lost Boys"), I wrote these songs in the hopes that they would heal someone like they have me.