Wayna’s Tribute To Lady Day Is A Beautiful ‘Heartache’

Wayna is definitely no stranger to the genres of Jazz and Blues. She's said many times that she owes her sound to the late, great Billie Holiday, a voice to whom she's regularly compared. It's no accident. The Grammy-nominated singer credits Holiday with being her biggest influence, and has taken the time to dig deep into her catalogue and study her sound. In fact, this week the Maryland area singer, by way of Ethiopia, will thrill Washington, DC with a tribute to the incomparable Lady Day at the Legendary Blues Alley, starting tomorrow night. She gave viewers of Fox's morning show a taste of what's to come on Monday, breaking down the classic "Good Morning, Heartache" while channeling the very best of Billie. If you're in the area, please go see this talented sister in what promises to be a memorable and worthy tribute. Details are here. In the meantime, check the clip below and lose yourself in the hauntingly beautiful heartache that Wayna delievers. Enjoy.

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  1. Wow! Wayna just keeps pushing the envelope. I was moved to tears by this performance! I think the resemblance would've made even Billie shiver...AMAZING!!!