Friday, April 29, 2011
"Up Close and Personal with Marsha Ambrosius" (moderator: Beverly Bond of Black Girls Rock)
Last night I had the pleasure of being at a very intimate performance of Marsha Ambrosius. Thanks to The Recording Academy, we were invited to hear her perform, and also tell us a bit of her story.
Marsha performing "Far Away"
She is quite soft-spoken and seems like a really sweet, humble person. She talked about a few of the songs on her new album "Late Nights and Early Mornings", and how originally she was going to title it "Doing It All Night Long" (lol)...but since that seemed like too much of a cliche, she opted for the current title.
Marsha (on left) and Beverly (on right) during the Q&A portion
The event was moderated by Beverly Bond, of Black Girls Rock! What I did not know was that Marsha "beatboxed" and sang the theme song for Black Girls Rock! and Beverly said she has received countless requests for Marsha to finish that song. Marsha gave us a snippet right then and there.
Beverly Bond and I
"You never have writer's block, you just sit down and be still" ~ Marsha Ambrosius