Music Birthday: Melissa Etheridge

🔊🥳 Today, May 29, 1961, Melissa Lou Etheridge was born in Leavenworth, Kansas. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, Etheridge underwent chemotherapy, and yet still performed an amazing tribute to Janis Joplin at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. This performance inevitably inspired india.arie’s ‘I Am Not My Hair’ — aContinue reading “Music Birthday: Melissa Etheridge”

HomageCollage: india.arie, “Acoustic Soul”

🔊💜Today, March 27, 2001, india.arie released her debut studio album, “Acoustic Soul.” This album contributed greatly to the neo-soul genre, notably for the singles ‘Brown Skin,’ ‘Strength, Courage & Wisdom,’ and ‘Ready for Love.’ arie earned bragging rights with the success of three singles from the album peaking on the US Billboard Adult R&B SongsContinue reading “HomageCollage: india.arie, “Acoustic Soul””

Music Birthday: India.Arie

🔊🎉Today, October 3, 1975, India.Arie was born India Arie Simpson, in Denver, Colorado. Her single ‘Steady Love’ has impressed me greatly, India’s passion for love & life is shown through her calm & confident vocal. Song peaked at no. 5 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs chart. It comes from her “Worthy” album.