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Adriana Evans

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Adriana Evans is truly a one of a kind artist, the likes of which have not been seen since Natalie Cole and Chaka Khan. She is the daughter of jazz recording artist Mary Stallings, who sang with Count Basie, Dizzie Gillespie and Cal Tjader. Adriana was raised in the Haight Ashbury and Mission District of San Francisco. Exposed early in life to the sounds of jazz, and blues by her mother and also the explosive sounds of Afro Cuban music from her father’s culture , she was destined to be a musical sponge. Her love for soul, rock and hip hop added more to her rich musical tapestry.

When she was a freshman in college she befriended the aspiring rapper Dred Scott. This chance encounter led her to a collaboration on his 1994 A&M records release “Breaking Combs”. Just one year later she and Dred wrote and recorded her debut self titled album on Capitol. A political shake up at Capitol landed Adriana and the record on RCA/Loud Records. The album was thought to be somewhat revolutionary. It was the first so called “Neo Soul record” at the time. The use of live instrumentation combined with the classic sound of Adriana’s vocals took a lot of people off guard. When you think about the musical landscape in 1995, you understand that this album was extremely groundbreaking. It was completely devoid of the synthetic mechanical sounds and stacked vocal stylings of music from that era.

After the release of her first album she became disenchanted with the politics of music. She travelled the world finding an unlimited source of creative inspiration. She spent much of her time in Latin America feeling at home in the relaxed musically enriched environment.

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  • 2Serenity

    Wow! Of all people I can't believe I am just finding out about Adriana Evans album, "Walking With the Light" which was released in 2010! I love all her work!

    8 Aug 7:17am Reply
  • xterminador

    Hey, glad to see you You, what a pleasure to meet you From where i am, you're looking good to me From where i am, is where you ought to be You feel it, every day Something's in the air, whenever we get it together

    18 Apr 10:40pm Reply
  • CRiiSs7

    WAITING.

    14 Dec 2012 Reply
  • butch57

    Simply Smashing....

    13 Aug 2012 Reply
  • HipHop1984

    Brilliant.

    23 Jul 2011 Reply
  • lush46

    Love the tune Love is all around.. Wicked Tuneeeeeeeee

    3 Apr 2011 Reply
  • FCA19795

    I dig Seeing Is Believing. Interesting video. She has a gorgeous lips. One of the most beautiful, wide-mouth smiles since Sade.

    12 Jan 2011 Reply
  • MusiQ3985

    Her new album is everything!

    27 Dec 2010 Reply
  • AlexGVega

    the new album is amazing! fans should peep it ASAP

    26 Nov 2010 Reply
  • MrStyle

    She doesn't have the voice of Chaka Khan but she def. has the vocal stylings of Chaka. Really nice!

    26 Jun 2010 Reply
  • amiracle87

    she looks quite similar to Kelly Rowland... lovely voice.

    9 Jun 2010 Reply
  • nasiramir

    Oh my God, I Luv this girls voice I heard a song on Noah's Arc and I Luved it. She is the BOMB!!!!!

    22 May 2010 Reply
  • im915djleo

    soulful!!!!

    22 Apr 2010 Reply
  • naikamara

    good songs, plus she grew up one district down in SF!

    10 Mar 2010 Reply
  • AlemanYorks

    Fantastic new album, lovin' it

    9 Mar 2010 Reply
  • BLOOD1975

    nice

    22 Feb 2010 Reply
  • olorinjoyce

    her song Weatherman is fantastic!

    24 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Raychillgill

    indeed

    7 Jan 2010 Reply
  • VinceVelasco

    Most under rated of the Neo Soul genre. She should be mentioned as one of the greats.

    1 Oct 2009 Reply
  • desperado_bloo

    Looking For Your Love should be a lot higher on the charts, such a beautiful song. :{

    28 Sep 2009 Reply
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