Photo: Gregory Porter @ Town Hall, NYC – Feb 14

 

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Lucky couples and singles alike packed the room at Town Hall in New York City Friday night for a triple threat of performers. Starting the show were up and coming local talents, Chris Turner and Jennah Bell who performed a spine-tingling bluesy/folk inspired set together. And the minute the incomparable Gregory Porter reached the stage, he was greeted with a standing ovation.

The jovial singer engaged the audience with jokes sprinkled throughout the set, stories about his mother, and mounds of praise and appreciation for all the love in the room that night. The vocals were no less than what you’d hope for – strong, deep, and steeped in emotion and vulnerability. The set spanned music from all three of his albums, including popular songs “1960 What?,” “Liquid Spirit,” and “Be Good (Lion’s Song).”

New Track: Denitia Odigie – “Weekend” (Studio Version)

 

Singer Denitia Odigie has got an addictive voice and style that sounds something like a blend of Mara Hruby, Jennah Bell, Fiona Apple, and Norah Jones. The good folks of Okayplayer put us on to this lady with their premier of the studio version of her “Weekend” tune, which you can disappear into below.

The song will be on her upcoming album, Air, Light. For a look into where the song originally came from, take a listen to her Songs For Sunsets + Dream Suite EP below.

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New Release: Jennah Bell – ‘Live at Mother NY’ EP

 

Upcoming singer/songwriter Jennah Bell today released her Live at Mother NY EP filled with thoughtful folk tinged soul music. Her honeyed voice are what lullabies are made of, disarming any listener in the first few notes. Below, listen to the entire EP and enjoy your Tuesday decompress.

You can meet Jennah and learn more about the project with the introductory video above.

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New Track: Jennah Bell – “John Forbid”

 

The darling fresh talent Jennah Bell has captured our ear for a little while now. Below, we’ve got a new original track by the singer/songwriter called “John Forbid,” rich with a folky soulful furvor.

The track is off of the upcoming Live at Mother NY EP, which will be released on December 18. Very much looking forward to this – great to see such a sophisticated sound and thoughtful writing coming from someone so young and ripe in her career.

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Video: Jennah Bell – Live on 2012 BET Awards

Last time you may have heard of our lady Jennah Bell was when we posted her cover of Frank Ocean’s “Swim Good” back in February. Since, she has continued to quickly blossom and reach new heights. Earlier this week, we were thrilled to find miss Jennah as a performer on the 2012 BET Music Awards as a Music Matters artist. Watch her chilling performance as she performs an original tune in her trademark lilting, folkish sing-song – such a special voice.

Below, Jennah recounts the surreality of her whole experience leading up to her big day as a performer at the famed event. Super proud of our Bay Area homegirl – represent, love!

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