Best Bet | Lalah Hathaway

22 07 2008

One of the smoothest singers on the planet, Lalah Hathaway, visits Wolf Trap’s Filene Center tomorrow night. The daughter of the late soul singer, Donny Hathaway, his daughter continues to blaze her own trail.

While being the child of a musical genius can be a daunting task, along with singers such as Nancy Sinatra and Natalie Cole, Hathaway can testify to the difficulties of trying to simultaneously forge your own identity while operating under the large shadow of a legendary parent.

She has managed to create her own niche as a contemporary R&B and jazz singer. Last month, she released her fifth CD, “Self Portrait,” a contemporary urban soul collection that takes you on a journey through joy, sadness and everything in between. It is exactly the type of musical expression that would surely have made her father proud.

To check out my video review, click here.

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