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Published:August 10th, 2011 11:00 EST
SOP Battle of the Bands Featuring Stacey Richardson Crawford 'Sarah`s Girl' with 'Tonight'

SOP Battle of the Bands Featuring Stacey Richardson Crawford 'Sarah`s Girl' with 'Tonight'

By SOP newswire2

 

After spending more than ten years singing background for the late Gerald Levert and Anthony Hamilton, backing some of the music world`s most notable recording artists, Cleveland`s own Stacey Richardson Crawford "Sarah`s Girl" launches her solo career with the release of her debut R&B/Soul album titled "All About Me". This album is loaded with groupings of songs thoughtfully written & produced to insure continuity between songs, and cohesiveness that is expected from the industry in this genre. Stacey is an accomplished, polished and gifted vocalist who some recognize as one of the industry`s best kept secrets.

Early Life

At the tender age of 3, Stacey was propelled into her destiny. During morning service at St. Timothy Missionary Baptist church, one of Cleveland, Ohio`s largest congregations, her grandfather and Pastor, the late Rev. Dr. John T. Weeden planted her on a chair in front of a microphone. Accompanied by her mother, the late Sarah Weeden Richardson, Stacey hasn`t stepped away from it since. Throughout her childhood she honed her skills by singing with various groups and choirs including her family, The Weeden Family Singers, a 50+ voice gospel choir who, when she was a teenager, recorded the critically acclaimed album "Victory Shall Be Mine", penned by her husband, David W. Crawford.

Music Career

Stacey has performed throughout the US and traveled overseas in London, UK, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Seoul, Korea, Martinique, and for various jazz festivals in such islands as Bermuda, Aruba, Bahamas and Jamaica to name a few .It is not surprising that this extraordinary entertainer would share the stage with well known stars such as Stevie Wonder, Brian McKnight, Babyface, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, India.Arie, Jill Scott, Kenny G, Bob Dylan, Cassandra Wilson and John Legend. She has also performed with such great gospel artists like Mary, Mary, Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin, Michelle Williams of Destiny`s Child and many others, all while singing background for Grammy Award winning mega stars like the late Gerald Levert of Cleveland, Ohio and R&B crooner Anthony Hamilton. She has also performed in countless concert tours, with such stars as Luther Vandross, the O`Jays, Carlos Santana, Anita Baker and the late comedian Bernie Mac. One of her most memorable performances was when she was asked by Paul Shaffer of the Letterman Orchestra from, The Late Show with David Letterman, to sing along with his band at the 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies. During this prestigious event, she was afforded the chance to sing with legends that were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame such as Little Anthony and the Imperials, Bobby Womack and Ronnie Woods of the Rolling Stones.

All About Me

Stacey`s first solo album "All About Me" was released on June 21, 2011 featuring her debut single "Tonight".

More information about Stacey:

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