Show at The Mint
For those of you who express regret that you did not make the show at The Mint, I'd like to share my set list and a sweet moment shared with Merry Clayton, who so graciously joined me on an old gospel standard "Walk With Me".
Merry did a beautiful set, and had a wonderful crowd with a group of talented musicians including the famous James Gadson on drums.
But then my band took the stage in a 20 minute turn over and just lifted me to new heights. John Ferraro counted us off with the Marc Cohn cover of "Paper Walls," segway into my original "Gods and Monsters."
My band included MD Jon Gulitin, Guitarist Ramon Stagnero, the best bassist ever René Camacho, and the fabulous singers Lamont Van Hook, and Valerie Pinkston. These are the A team for me, and with Lamont and Val soloing on various tunes the crown was taken further to ascension!
This was a night I won't forget for a long time and I thank Neville Morgan and the film crew from Tremelo Productions for giving me a chance to show the transition I have taken from back up to fore front! The documentary about back-up singers with be out later this year. Look for us all on screen!
THE MINT JANUARY 31 2012 SET LIST
1. PAPER WALLS (Segway into)
2. GODS AND MONSTERS
4. LOVE WILL PREVAIL
5. CAN’T GO BACK
6. SOON AS I GET PAID
7. WALK WITH ME
8. ALL GOOD
9. GURU N U