Duffy Honors Etta James With Gorgeous Rendition of "Trust In Me"

While she's been busy recording the follow-up to 2010's Endlessly, soulful UK songstress Duffy just uploaded a live rendition of "Trust In Me"--one of Etta James' many classics (and my personal favorite Etta James song)--in honor of the late singer's birthday today, January 25. Seated next to a…


Fade to Black: In Remembrance of Amy Winehouse

It's a weird, awful phenomenon when an artist dies. There's the initial news reports, the disbelief, the outcry and sorrow from fans, the pandering by non-fans crawling out from the woodwork, the detractors, the well-intentioned wise words, the mean-spirited off-color jokes and everything else in…


Introduucing...Alex Winston!

There’s a lot to be excited about when it comes to Alex Winston. The Detroit native first appeared on my radar in January 2010 when buzz track “Animal Baby” started making the rounds on several blogs I like. Like much of Winston’s work, “Animal Baby” has a summery cheer that masks a…


Introduucing...Nikki + Rich!

These two are Nikki + Rich, a newly signed soul pop act from Warner Brothers Records. While I was intrigued from the beginning, it was this slick, stylishly crafted intro video that sealed the deal for me. And now, a brief summation: Nikki & Rich are Nikki Leonti, a California-born pastor’s…


Brit Awards: 2009

It's that time of year again: A time during which I find myself to cuddle up to a nice, steaming brew of Earl Grey, boil up some bangers and mash, and allow myself to get downright British up in here. Why? Because it's time for the the glamouriest (with a u!), glitziest award show of them all: The…


Warwick Avenue

Alas, the video for Duffy's new single, "Warwick Avenue" approaches. Things of interest: + Many digital effects, must have been a big budget on this one thanks to "Mercy." + Too many scenes. + Not enough face shots.


Lord Have Mercy

Welsh-born Duffy is expected, along with Adele, to be one of the top British artists to watch in 2008. You know the kind...oh so popular in the U.K. until American audiences finally catch wind and snatch them from the country. I originally wrote her off as an old-school revival copycat, until I…