When: Fri., Feb. 17 2012
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is proud to welcome singer/songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello for a live performance. Ndegocello was born Michelle Johnson in Berlin, Germany and raised in Washington DC. By the early 90's, she had landed in New York armed with a demo recorded in her bedroom, joined the Black Rock Coalition, and was soon signed to Madonna's record label. Her albums – eight to date– have offered lyrical ruminations on race, love, sex, betrayal, God, and power, and she has simultaneously embraced and challenged her listeners . A vast array of influences have informed all of her albums, which feature traces of her native go-go, hip hop, rock, R&B, new wave and punk in each. A bass player above all else, Meshell brings her signature warm, fat, and melodic groove to every- thing she does and has appeared alongside the Rolling Stones, Madonna, Alanis Morrisette, James Blood Ulmer, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Tony Allen, John Medeski, Billy Preston, and Chaka Khan. Her latest album, Weather, was released in November of 2011. Produced by Joe Henry, it received rave reviews, and is one of her most diverse collections of songs yet.