About Mary J. Blige
Mary Jane Blige is an American R&B, soul, and hip hop soul singer, songwriter, occasional rapper, record producer, actress, and hip hop icon who has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and over 5 million singles world wide. She is widely known as the “Queen of Hip Hop Soul”, and has also received over twenty-six Grammy Award nominations for her works, winning six. Early in her career, Blige’s highly personal songs and gritty voice earned her comparisons to earlier soul singers such as Chaka Khan and Aretha Franklin; however her artistic evolution and commercial success throughout the years has seen her exert her own influence over a new generation of artists. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Mary J. Blige is one of the top 15 best selling female artists in music history. In 2007, Mary J. Blige received eight Grammy Award nominations for her seventh album, The Breakthrough, winning three.
Railroad Earth welcomed Yonder Mountain String Band’s Allie Kral and Jake Jolliff at Hillberry to pay tribute to Andy Goessling.
Ween performed their 1994 album ‘Chocolate And Cheese’ in its entirety for the first time at Desert Daze which included the live debut of “Candi.”
Trey Anastasio performed for ‘Live From Here’ in New York City on Saturday where he welcomed a number of guests including host Chris Thile, Sarah Jarosz and Wynton Marsalis.
Spafford rolled through The 8×10 in Baltimore on Friday night where they busted out “Parody” for the first time in 75 shows.
Pink Talking Fish delivered an all Phish second set during their show at Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, Pennsylvania on Friday night.