Macy Gray with special guest Chrissi Poland - 9/286:00 PM Doors / 8:00 PM Start
“I wanted to create a record that reflects who I’ve become as a woman, mother and artist,” says Macy Gray. “This album is very personal to me. I want my fans to understand the place where I’m at in life and feel inspired by my music because it’s relatable.”
Macy Gray -- a multi-award winning, multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter, actress and mother of three teenagers -- has been overturning fan expectation and industry formula since the beginning of her musical career in 2000 with her critically acclaimed debut album ‘On How Life Is’.
A truly gifted songwriter and brilliantly unique vocalist, Macy first entered the international musical arena with her hit single ‘I Try’ and soon became an instant global superstar.
With a colorful career that includes multiple Grammy, Billboard, MTV and BRIT Awards, and record sales of over 25 million worldwide, the integrity and innovation of Macy Gray’s artistry has allowed her to forge her own path to success and win fans and critics from all around the world. Her music transcends genres, from experimental soul and alternative rock, to retro-disco and hip-hop.
However, what the accolades, awards and impressive sales figures from over the years have failed to illustrate is the depth and breadth of Macy’s artistry and vision. Her unparalleled rise to international fame and journey over the past 14 years has been an interesting one and her latest album ‘The Way’ reflects the woman and artist that Macy Gray has become today.
As a single mother of three and an established career woman in both music and film, Gray is now ready to share her journey with the world. ‘The Way’ features uplifting tracks laced with Gray’s signature sound, as she covers powerful topics such as female independence, triumph over adversity, self-love and expression.
‘The Way’ (Macy’s eighth studio album), was written and recorded during her highly successful 14th anniversary tour for On How Life Is and is set for release on September 9th, 2014 (KOBALT Music Group).
Powerhouse vocalist Chrissi Poland weaves together the sounds of soul, rock, jazz and pop, creating her unique and captivating tone, compelling people to wonder how "that voice comes from that little body." Ms. Poland, (also a writer and multi-instrumentalist) has recently released her new EP Reckless Ones, and has shared the studio and stage with several acclaimed artists including Nile Rodgers, Moby, Scissor Sisters, Sting, The Edge, Will Lee, Dave Weckl, Kylie Minogue, Elvis Costello, Clint Black and legendary Stax "Soul Man" Sam Moore (formerly of Sam & Dave). One of the pioneers of soul, Sam says of Chrissi: “Now this is a girl you GOT to hear.”