India.Arie w/Gramps Morgan

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

If India.Arie’s connections to Nashville are less than obvious, they’re substantial nonetheless. Local R&B guru Shannon Sanders is her longtime co-producer, and the two of them co-wrote just under half the tracks on her new Motown album, SongVersation, including a smooth, salving neo-soul jam titled “Cocoa Butter.” A sample lyric you probably wouldn’t hear from any other songwriter? “Your love is like cocoa butter on my heart.” Arie has been employing her introspective tendencies and distinctive spiritual-sensual lexicon of imagery for the past dozen years. Yes, it’s really been that long since “Brown Skin” skimmed the charts. Something else that’s always allowed her to stand out in the contemporary R&B world is the fact that she identifies as a singer-songwriter in the classic sense of the term. In other words, all she needs to express herself in front of an audience is her acoustic guitar and a microphone. 

—JEWLY HIGHT

Wed, Oct 9 | 7:30 PM
Ryman Auditorium
$29.50 - $49.50
[Venue Details]

India.Arie

Atlanta GA  |  R&B/Soul



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