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Anthony Hamilton and Leela James

Anthony Hamilton and Leela James

Anthony Hamilton and Leela James

Mar 17, 2019 8:00 pm

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Music Hall at Fair Park

Anthony Hamilton and Leela James

Anthony Hamilton and Leela James perform at the Music Hall at Fair Park, March 17, 2019.

A soul singer who drew comparisons to such classic vocalists as Bill Withers and Bobby Womack, Anthony Hamilton struggled for the better part of the 1990s as two of his albums went unreleased. Hamilton established himself during the 2000s as one of the rawest, most singular, and relatable voices in R&B. He did so while racking up several Top Ten R&B albums and a handful of Grammy nominations.

Most recently, basketball fans loved Anthony Hamilton’s rendition of the National Anthem at the 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte, North Carolina.

She’s worked with everyone from Macy Gray to the Black Eyed Peas and Anthony Hamilton, and it’s no wonder why — R&B artist Leela James has the kind of timeless and evocative voice that calls to mind luminaries like Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and Tina Turner. With hit singles like “Don’t Want You Back,” “Set Me Free,” “Tell Me You Love Me” and “My Joy,” it’s no wonder that Leela James has earned herself a devoted fanbase