Exclusive, Intimate Tour with Ledisi, Raheem & Leela

CD Enterprises does it again and this show was FANTASTIC!  Lela James’ opened the show and sparked the crowd with her explosive voice and energy which set the tone for the night.  She had everyone on their feet dancing, singing, and begging for more when she sang her last song.

Raheem brought us a show fit for a QUEEN because he definitely dressed and performed like a KING!  As Raheem sang Queen from his new album Love, Sex, & Passion, it made every woman in the audience wish that he was their king.  Raheem’s music always reassures the ladies that they are very special and deserve to be treated as such.  Not sure where he gets all that energy but he visited every section of Constitution Hall and made the show explode!

Ledisi delivered and brought something distinct and special with this tour.  With every album Ledisi grows, always bringing fans her rich voice, stellar style and honest lyrics. It was a packed house at Washington, DC’s Constitution Hall as the Grammy nominated songstress brought nothing less than magnificence, belting out the raw truth on life and love. Last year, Ledisi’s The Truth tour took fans on her amazing journey of self-discovery and last night Ledisi’s The Intimate Truth tour brought Houston a welcome addition with her fellow soul members Leela James and Raheem DeVaughn.

Powerhouse Leela James opened the show and set the tone for an amazing night of soul and raw talent. Her unique voice and signature moves entertained the audience and she ended her set with Fall for You. Raheem DeVaughn represented for the fellas and his influential genius was proven once again as he sang music from his new project Love, Sex & Passion. Ledisi delivered and brought something distinct and special with this tour by adding an acoustic set. Where some entertainers are untouchable or unapproachable, Ledisi engaged the audience and showed fans major love and talked the real intimate truth about life and relationships. She ended the concert in true Ledisi fashion with a high-energy performance of her hit Bravo. Ledisi’s vocal talents are unmatched and will leave you in awe of what she can do with her voice. She shared that she was getting over bronchitis, but you couldn’t even tell. Ledisi’s music just makes you feel good and you can’t really put her in a category, because she’s in a league of her own.  The Intimate Truth is had great success and Ledisi’s gifts expand beyond her singing talents.

Ledisi’s celebrated The Intimate Truth tour and this project undeniably showed her growth as a singer and on a personal level as well. The Intimate Truth gave you good music that’s true and genuine. Even though it seems pop has taken over the music industry, this tour was a reminder about the importance and necessity of the soul music genre. To see upcoming tour dates for Ledisi, please visit www.ledisi.com.

If you missed this tour, you really missed a treat!

By J V Jones

Photography by Darryle A. Carter