Georgia Anne Muldrow needs a band. More accurately, Georgia Anne Muldrow is a band, she just needs her instruments. All the time. At every show.
But even without them, she and Dudley Perkins successfully warmed up a frigid evening at SOB’s with just a CDJ and the fOnk. At her first NYC show in six years, they may have forgotten how “cool” NYC crowds can be, even when someone they want to see is performing, as indicated by Dudley yelling “Ya’ll Scary!” after our halfhearted attempts at clapping. “Lets see if you can snap. Can you snap?” Singing and rapping songs from early releases and her most recent recordings …
Producer and singer Georgia Anne Muldrow is on a mission to liberate the world from Eurocentrism. Her purpose is evident in the bold, imaginative songs she creates with people like Mos Def, SA-RA and Erykah Badu and the intensity displayed in her latest self-produced solo album, King’s Ballad. Released February 9 by Ubiquity Records, the album’s hip-hop, progressive soul, funk, jazz and African rhythms invokes both ancient and futuristic themes.
“I’m actively engaging in the battle for opening minds,” she says on the phone from her home in Los Angeles.