Angie Stone http://theangiestone.com/about.html

Grammy nominated Angie Stone’s honey-smooth voice and soulful power put her in a class of her own. A goddess of R & B, Stone is called on by artists like Beyonce, Lenny Kravitz, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, Josh Groban and Alicia Keys for her lyrical depth and incredible song-writing talents.

 

A native of Colombia, South Carolina, Stone was introduced to soulful R&B by her father, a member of the local gospel quartet, in the 1960s.

 

As a former member of the first female rap group, Sequence, which was a part of the legendary Sugarhill Gang in 1979, Stone’s career continues to fly high. Sequence’s single “Funk You Up,” is widely considered a classic. After collaborating with multiple classic hip hop artists, Stone went her own way in 1999, releasing her solo debut album, “Black Diamonds.”

 

Her newest album, Dream (2015), offers a genuine, heartfelt sound surrounding love, loss and pain. Reflecting on her personal and artistic journey, Stone proves that she stands alone as the personification of smooth R&B.

 

“This album is all about the three P’s: Pain, then the Process to get to the Promise,” says Stone. “I’m a stone-cold survivor; I’m still standing. At the end of the day I am a real singer with real issues with a real God and keeping it real!”

 

Making appearances on the Broadway stage and multiple television shows, Stone brings the passion of R& B to today’s world. On the R&B charts, she has had four top-ten albums with one being top 10. Her infectious single “Wish I Didn’t Miss You” hit the top 10 charts.

 

Angie Stone will headline the Dauphin County Cultural Festival on Friday, August 3 in Harrisburg on the corner of 2nd and Market Streets. This free event is open to the public and begins at 5 pm.

 

 

Submitted by:

Michelle Hornberger

Asst. Program Director