1 of 4 Marsha Ambrosius/ Instagram
"Be prepared to eat the best food you’ve ever had in your life, like charbroiled oysters. The Festival is a family thing, where people have been going for years."
2 of 4 Michael Rowe
"I like seeing people being just as excited as I am. They are looking forward to hearing the songs that they know. I’m also learning new songs with the band, so I’m going to be free and relate to people."
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"The new album is a sequel derived from my first album, Late Nights & Early Mornings. I am reflecting on the relationships that worked out, the ones that didn’t, and the ones I am desperately, heart-wrenchingly trying to make work. As a woman with a voice in this industry, people count on you to say things that move them. I wanted to make an album that does just that. It speaks to parts that we shy away from. The first single will be available very, very soon. It’s a duet with Ne-Yo that’s going to blow your mind."
4 of 4 Mike Coppola/Getty Images
"I consider Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Prince my holy trinity for music. Those three for me are absolutely breathtaking, awe-inspiring legends who have created music that’s changed things—not just minds and hearts, but life. The emotions (behind their music), whether lyrically or melodically, have the same synergy to me."
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