Joss Stone will bring her Soul Sessions Tour to the O'Shaughnessy Auditorium at St. Catherine University tonight, October 4.
Joss Stone has been obsessed with soul music since she was a little girl. By the time she was in her early teens she had begun to intuitively hone her now trademark gravely-but-lustrous vocals by singing along to Aretha's Franklin's Greatest Hits. She began pursuing a singing career at thirteen, securing a record deal at 15, and recording her star-making debut album, The Soul Sessions, which was released in 2003.
Her second record, 2004's Mind Body & Soul capitalized on The Soul Sessions commercial momentum and critical adoration and earned Stone three Grammy nominations, including one for Best New Artist. Her third album, 2007's Introducing Joss Stone, further showcased her songwriting abilities, and revealed the singer had truly been embraced by the American audience when it debuted on the Billboard Top 100 at No.2, marking the highest debut ever for a female British solo artist.
Ten years after her original stunning sessions, Joss has decided to bring things full circle and revisit where it all began - with her follow up to that multi million-selling debut, The Soul Sessions Vol 2, a stunning exercise in vocal poise, passion and power, showcasing some great songs and an artist at the peak of her vocal powers.
With over 11 million album sales to date and a wealth of experience under her belt, 2012 seemed like the right time to return to the Soul Sessions model from a new perspective.
The Women of Substance at St. Catherine University will present Joss Stone tonight, October 4 at 8PM. Doors open at 7PM. Tickets for the all ages show are $55 and $52, plus applicable fees. Tickets are available at the O'Shaughnessy Box Office, by phone at 651-690-6700 and online at http://oshaughnessy.stkate.edu.
For more information on Joss Stone, visit www.jossstone.com.