Ledisi Talks Tour, Nick Ashford and New Book

Ledisi dishes on her forthcoming novel, upcoming tour, and why Nick Ashford holds a special place in her heart.

Lyndra Vassar Aug, 28, 2011

Soulful songstress Ledisi is planning big things ahead with the onset of her first tour, beginning Oct. 10 in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

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“I never worked with lights before, and I never had costume changes. So there’s a lot of wonderful little surprises in the show that I don’t want to truly give away,” Ledisi told The Huffington Post.

A talented songwriter, the Piece of Me artist she’s also penning her own forthcoming novel.  Although mum about the project details, the singer said writing a book is a refreshing change from music.  “It really lends itself to a different kind of a voice,” she said.

With a style steeped in soul and jazz, the singer also took a second to recently commemorate Nick Ashford after his untimely death. Having personally met Ashford and Valerie Simpson herself, she holds nothing but respect for the amazing pair.

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“They taught us how to sustain love, how to love,” she said.  “I mean, it’s just amazing that I had the opportunity to sit and talk and get to know them on a more personal level.”

We completely agree Ledisi. Best of luck with your tour and new book!


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