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2 days ago

Oleta Adams

I will never get rid of these LPs. You can see how worn they are. There's a lot of history with these records. I loved just sitting and listening, and reading the covers. I meditated and danced and cried to these records. What glorious moments growing up to the soundtrack of Aretha Franklin! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

Oleta Adams

I’ve just pulled this out from my LP collection. Yes, I still own vinyl. I was 19 years old when this record came out and now staring at the song list on the back of the cover, I can still remember how I wore this record (and many others) out. I played it over and over and over again. I learned the words, the riffs, the vocal inflections, and as I learned to play the piano, I learned the chords and the style of everything I heard. Because Aretha was also a “preacher’s kid”, it gave me a license to expand my outreach to a secular audience (in spite of how my father felt). I also learned from her to sing every song - gospel, blues, or love song- from the innermost part of my being. To sing until it makes folks “get happy”! I loved and admired her then and now, so much so, that I hid from her all day when she invited me to sing for her charity event in Detroit in the 90’s (the show was called, the Aretha, Eartha [Kitt], Oleta Concert). I was too insecure to meet her until the after party.

Four years ago, she invited me be one of her performing guests at one of her famous Christmas parties and at the end of the night I got the chance to say to her privately what was on my heart. As we say goodbye to this incredibly gifted lady, I’ll say once again that “I love you so much, Aretha”. How blessed we all are to have been able to witness such talent. I wish comfort and peace to her family and loved ones. - Oleta
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3 months ago

Oleta Adams

A bottle of wine with my name on it- literally! What a fun night we had tonight. Chicago you were an amazing audience, City Winery Chicago you treated us wonderfully. We sure would love to come back again! #chicago #wine #oletaadams ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago

Oleta Adams

We are SOLD OUT at City Winery! We are looking forward to playing for you Chicago! ... See MoreSee Less

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TOUR DATES

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April 21, 2018
Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Newcastle International Jazz Festival
Newcastle’s Show Grounds – Farmer’s Hall


April 27, 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa
Sandton Convention Center/ Road to Standard Bank Joy of Jazz


May 11, 2018
South Orange, NJ
South Orange Performing Arts Center


May 12, 2018
Port Washington, NY
Landmark Theatre


June 2, 2018
Birmingham, AL
Steel City Festival / Legion Field


June 3, 2018
Chicago, IL
City Winery Chicago


September 1, 2018
Bremen, Germany
Music Theater of Bremen


September 15, 2018
Long Beach, CA
Music Theater of Bremen


September 28–30, 2018
Hollywood, CA
Catalina’s Jazz Club


October 20, 2018
Las Vegas, NV
Hotel Casino & Spa – Access Showroom

Tickets will go on sale July 20th


November 9, 2018
Alexandria, VA
Birchmere


November 10, 2018
New York City, NY
BB Kings