Being off the grid.. unplugged.. no tv.. I come to many things late... I just stumbled onto Leandria Johnson about 3 days ago.. and I was blown away.. artistically speaking. She immediately took to me back to Aretha.. a preachers kid.. a musician.. with that versatility that is actually defined by the black church.. the secular entertainment world covets it.. but the black church actually produces it. But the similarities to aretha.. the musicianship.. the improvisation.. the energy.. the conviction.. it's all there. And thankfully.. through modern technology.. we have the ability to see her and hear her without her having to sell part of her soul to the recording industry. We can see her just singing somebodys church on sunday.. and thats wonderful.
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