On a cold and damp Wednesday night, Joss Stone warmed up the crowd. She put on a spectacular show at Ravinia, in north subrban Highland Park, Illinois.
Besides her voice, which I heard one person compare to Judy Garland, she immediately establishes rapport with the audience. She has almost a waif-like quality about her.
Between songs she’s always talking to the crowd. You can feel her flirting with you. It draws you in…brings you closer to her.
And then there are the songs. So full of love and love lost. She sells them so well that you can picture her living them. It’s hard to believe she’s only 27 years old.
Other than it being a brutally cold night, the 90 minutes went by fast and left you wanting more. She has a lot of music left in her. I can’t wait to see what’s next.
Sunday…a look at Joss’s career in pictures and song.