May 2 – B.B. King’s – New York, NY
Tune in to “The Real” talk show today to see Erica Campbell and her sister Tina Campbell (members of the gospel duo Mary Mary). The duo talks with the five co-hosts about the “Mary Mary” reality show airing on WE tv Thursday nights, their solo music journeys and more.
Check TheReal.com for your local listings. Then surf online or take a trip to the store and get HELP 2.0 today!!
via LA Times:
Erica Campbell of gospel duo Mary Mary follows her own path
As half of the popular gospel duo Mary Mary, Erica Campbell has spent the last 15 years beside her younger sister, Tina. Together they’ve created hit songs such as “Get Up” and “Shackles (Praise You),” as well as a reality television series soon to enter its fourth season.
But that professional relationship is only an extension of the bond that connected the siblings as they grew up, two years between them, in Inglewood, where they shared clothes, friends, even the first dates their mother wouldn’t allow each girl to go on by herself.
So it’s little wonder Erica Campbell had reservations about striking out on her own last year with her debut solo album, “Help.” There was her fear of the unknown, of course, and also her worry that Tina — in the midst of a marital crisis documented in unsparing detail on WeTV’s “Mary Mary” — might view her step away as a betrayal.
“I felt like I was just another person giving my sister grief,” Campbell said recently. “I was like, ‘How can you do that?'”
Ten months after the album’s release, the singer, 42, is happily out from under that weight. Tina, she said, has assured her that she approves of Campbell’s solo work.
And “Help” has met with confidence-boosting success, including two nominations — one for best gospel album — at Sunday’s Grammy Awards ceremony. Now her problem is finding adequate time for both projects, as well as for her first priorities: her three children and husband-producer Warryn Campbell.
Read more on LATimes.com.
ERICA CAMPBELL, DEBORAH COX AND WALK THE MOON ANNOUNCED AS ADDITIONAL PERFORMERS AT THE 17TH ANNUAL GRAMMY FOUNDATION® LEGACY CONCERT, PRESENTED BY SEAGATE® ON FEB. 5
Previously Announced Performers Include Aloe Blacc, Rozzi Crane, Melissa Etheridge, Cyndi Lauper, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Lindsey Stirling, And Robin Thicke
Prestigious GRAMMY® Week Event Highlights the GRAMMY Foundation’s Ongoing Work To Safeguard Music’s History
The GRAMMY Foundation®will host Lean On Me: A Celebration Of Music And Philanthropy, the 17th Annual GRAMMY Foundation Legacy Concert, featuring live musical performances and archival footage from its preservation archives. Performers include GRAMMY® winners Melissa Etheridge, Cyndi Lauper, John Mellencamp and Willie Nelson; current GRAMMY nominee Aloe Blacc; GRAMMY winner and current nominee Erica Campbell; singer/songwriter Rozzi Crane; electronic violinist and artist Lindsey Stirling; GRAMMY nominee Robin Thicke; and R&B vocalist Deborah Cox and alt-pop band WALK THE MOON. . Olivia Harrison will join the event for special remarks. The evening’s musical director will be songwriter/producer and GRAMMY Foundation Board member Darrell Brown. Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation, will be in attendance, along with other prominent music industry leaders and members of The Recording Academy.
Lean On Me, the 17th Annual GRAMMY Foundation Legacy Concert — presented by Seagatewith support from RBC Capital Markets — will explore the evolution of music’s role in advancing philanthropic causes and celebrate the visionaries behind the creation of those iconic songs and concerts. This GRAMMY Week concert promotes the GRAMMY Foundation’s mission of recognizing and preserving our musical past, so that future generations can continue to benefit from an appreciation and understanding of those contributions. Tickets are $45 per person and are currently sold out; to be added to the waitlist, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about this event, visit www.grammyfoundation.org. Lean On Me is sponsored in part by CAROLEE New York, CenterStaging, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, Elite Productions International, Jackson Limousine, KeeLight™, Solpro™, TNT Agency, and Trattore Estate Wines.
Read full article at Grammy.org.