"A NIGHT OF R & B"
PATTI AUSTIN, ANDRA DAY, DELBERT MCCLINTON, MIKE FARRIS AND MIESA
A soulful music extravaganza filled with powerful performances and awe-inspiring collaborations from Andra Day, Patti Austin, Miesa, Delbert McClinton and Mike Farris. Day presented outstanding performances of songs from her smash debut album Cheers To The Fall. Austin also combined spectacular chops, a compelling stage charisma and an infectious sense of humor, triggering standing ovations. One of the many memorable highlights of the evening included Day joining Austin for a duet on "Unforgettable," the first of a two-song tribute to Natalie Cole. Miesa joined them on "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)," with all three locked on dazzling harmony during the tongue-tying a cappella vocal break. Subbing for Sam Moore, who was unable to make the show due to travel difficulties, Mike Farris displayed a show-stopping, searing intensity in his vocals. Delbert McClinton tore down the house with his own brand of bluesy, old-school soul. The night proved a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the artists as well as the audience. Austin commented that "live is always spectacular when you have the highest-quality artists making the highest quality music with the highest-quality musicians and the highest-quality backup singers."