Kandace Springs will be performing at JusticeAid’s Voices to Protect the Vote online May 18th concert in support of Election Protection and the 866-OUR-VOTE coalition hotline.
Kandace Springs’ musical melding of soul, jazz, and pop draws its inspiration from years of musical traditions, and yet somehow her sound is still revolutionary. The Nashville-based singer, songwriter, and pianist shows off immense talent on her debut release, Soul Eyes. Her remake of Sam Smith’s “Stay with Me” attracted the attention of Prince, who asked her to perform with him for the 30th-anniversary concert of Purple Rain. Known for her smoky voice and dramatic phrasing, her second album, Indigo, was released in March 2018.
In March 2020, Springs released her third studio album, The Women Who Raised Me, (Blue Note Records) a covers album featuring renditions of songs made famous by some of history’s most iconic vocalists, including Ella Fitzgerald, Astrud Gilberto, Billie Holiday, Diana Krall, Carmen McRae, Sade, and Nina Simone.
This will be Kandace’s third JusticeAid performance. In 2017, she performed at an all-female artist night celebrating Bob Dylan in support of the Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center. The event took place on May 24, 2017, at the City Winery in NYC. The following year, she returned for JusticeAid’s Billie Holiday celebration in support of Civil Rights Corps and Essie Justice Group. The concert was held at The Hamilton on April 24, 2018, in Washington DC.
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