CD Release Party & Performance with Singer Ms. Connie B. and Producer Glenn Hinson
Mon 5/6, 7pm
Join us for a celebration of the music of singer Ms. Connie B.! She will be performing songs and speaking with producer Glenn Hinson about the making of her new album, The Path That Leads Home.
Sometimes, you’re just not done.
Connie Steadman—who performs under the name “Ms. Connie B”—had known this for years, having long felt that her many decades of singing spirituals and gospel songs weren’t yet over. Yet Ms. Steadman had spent all those years singing with others, always taking the alto part in her family’s a cappella ensemble. Now all of her singing partners were gone. As they either passed on or became unable to sing, no one else in the family stepped in to fill their shoes. So she was alone. But she knew that she wasn’t finished.
Taken together, The Path That Leads Home’s songs, stories, and poems testify to the quiet power of tradition in Connie Steadman’s family, church, and community, and to the creativity that continues to push that tradition into new realms of relevance.
The physical CD includes a 24-page booklet with a full biographical portrait, historical photographs, and extensive notes on each song.