Simply put, Corinne Bailey Rae is one of the most wonderful singers in the world today! Beautiful, spiritual, musical, warm, amazing — use any superlative you want — they all fit. Standing in the rain 1/2 hour early, getting drenched, was worth ever second to see and hear Corinne pour her heart and soul into every word. Early in the set, her cover of Bob Marley’s “Is This Love” was masterful. That was followed up with “Put Your Records On” to which her adoring fans sang every word and relished the moment.
My personal favorite was “Stop Where You Are” which you can listen to in JakeTunes or below. It has such uplifting lyrics that makes it worth a listen in and of itself. My only regret was that the set was cut slightly short due to thunderstorms and we didn’t get to hear much else from her newest album “The Heart Speaks in Whispers” which is spectacular and highly recommended. I will definitely do whatever I can to catch CBR anytime our paths might intersect in the future.