Last Friday night my sugar pie honey bunch took me out on the town to see jazz pianist Anthony Walker in concert. It was an intimate affair at Maryland's Blair Mansion dinner theatre with various guest vocalists joining Walker to sing covers and originals as he held it down on the keys. But there was one guest who was a surprise to everyone in attendance when she snuck in unannounced: Ledisi! She was in town to record some new material and prep for her upcoming tour and decided to drop in to support Walker who is also the musical director for her band. After a bit--OK, a lot--of coaxing she took the stage to join him for two songs. Words can't express how good she was, so I won't even try. But what I will do is post these videos I shot of her impromptu performance because they're too excellent to not share with the masses. Ledisi's first song was her take on "What A Wonderful World," which can also be heard on her new Christmas CD, It's Christmas. And after the bounce check Ledisi letting her locs down on a
smoking version of Bill Withers' "Use Me" where she flexes both her vocal and comedic talents. There's no need to wonder if she stole the show.