Sunday, March 29, 2009

Teena Marie new single with Faith Evans

Grammy nominated singer Teena Marie celebrates her 30th year career anniversary with the release of a new album Congo Square set for a June 9th, 2009 street date. Teena Marie's 13th album release and debut on Stax Records/Concord Music Group, is an ode to all those who came before her like Sarah Vaughan, Curtis Mayfield and Marvin Gaye to name a few.

The first single "Can't Last A Day" featuring Faith Evans will be released and available on iTunes April 7th. Teena describes how Faith became involved in the song. "It was after I had recorded the song I got the idea to put Faith on it. I've always loved Faith and her vocal style. She reminds me of me. Her correlation with Biggie - having a career with him and without him - reminds me of me and Rick. I feel like she's a younger me. Of the younger ladies, she's the one I love most." Teena and Faith move back and forth throughout the song with powerful emotion, ripping scenarios of haunting feelings of love and trying to get through the day without it. Teena continues "Musically, "Can't Last a Day" has that Gamble & Huff, Teddy Pendergrass Philadelphia International sound 'in the music. It's about that mystical, joined-through-God kind of love...really the love I felt when I spoke to my auntie who was married for 57 years, and reflected on my mother who was married to my father for 36 years until he died. When she dies she'll be buried next to him. I'm talking about people being together until the end of time. I think we're really missing that level of love today."

In support of the single and albums' release Teena will embark on a national tour.
Tour dates so far are listed below:

5/8 Constitution Hall
1776 D Street NW, Washington D.C. 20006
202 638 2661

5/9 City Boardwalk Hall
2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City (NJ) 08401
609 348 7000

5/10 Beacon Theater
KISS Presents
2124 Broadway between 74th & 75th
New York, NY
3:00pm and 8:00pm

5/25 Stone Soul Picnic
Sleeptrain Pavillion
KBLX Performance
2000 Kirker Pass Road
Concord, CA 94521
925 676 8742

6/21 Philly West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival
7143 Ogontz Ave.
Philidelphia, PA. 79138
215 549 3420

7/4 Essence Festival
Louisiana Superdome
1500 Super Bowl Dr.
New Orleans, LA. 70112
504 587 3663

8/3 Fox Theater
2211 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI. 48201
313 471 6611

8/8 Spirit Fest
Merriweather Post Pavillion
10475 Little Pauxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044
410 715 5550

8/29 Country Club Hills
4116 W. 183rd Street
Country Club Hills, IL. 60478

9/4 Spirit Mountain Casino
27100 SW Salmon River Hwy
Grand Ronde, OR 97347
503 879 2350

9/26 Viajas Casino & Resort
5000 Willows Rd.
Alpine, CA. 91901
800 847 6537

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