Tonght’s Concert Picks: Marsha Ambrosius with GoGo Morrow at the TLA, Lydia at Union Transfer, Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle at ArtsQuest Center
Sophisticated R&B songstress Marsha Ambrosius welcomes local fans aboard her Friends & Lovers Tour tonight at the TLA. Hailing from the UK (via Philly), she stepped away from Floetry to pursue a solo career and released her debut album Late Nights & Early Mornings back in 2011. As a true R&B vocalist, the beauty of Ambrosius’ approach lies in her ability to command a stage with no frills or gimmicks, just her voice. Up-and-coming local favorite GoGo Morrow, who has toured alongside Brandy, Lauryn Hill, and Common, is set to support with her urban jams. Watch “Without You” below and get tickets here.
Union Transfer welcomes Arizona alt-rockers Lydia to its stage tonight. Following a trend of album anniversary tours, the band will play its 2008 sophomore LP Illuminate, which just turned 6, from start to finish every night. Resurfacing from their 2010 hiatus, the band officially returned last year with the release of Devil. Listen to “Stay Awake” below and get tickets to the retrospective affair here.
Folk singer-songwriters Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle team up for a night of heartfelt storytelling through both of their catalogs tonight at ArtsQuest Center. Having released albums in the past two years, both musicians have something current to share but will also cover old classics tie a common thread between past and present. Watch “Someday” below and get tickets here.