The first time you heard John Legends voice, it was simply in the background acting as the icing on the already-entertaining cakes of artists such as Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Dilated Peoples. But in late 2004, when he dropped Used to Love U, Legend slid into his own groove soulful R&B engineered to make you move, fall in love, and, um, do grown-up things. Since his debut, hes won six Grammys, performed for the president, and become a musical force so versatile hes done duets with everyone from Tony Bennett to Miri Ben-Ari to Rick Ross.
This Thursday night at 7:30 at the Hard Rock Live, Legend will run through the material that has made him one of the new schools most soulful guys. Hell remind you why artful passion needs no strobe lights or sequined costumes just a microphone and an amazing voice.
Thu., July 9, 7:30 p.m., 2009