Charity’s music paints the kind of picture you’d see hanging on your grandmother’s wall. It’s sacred, strong.. some element of love in there, and let’s face it- Black. Her storytelling gives away that her very first guitar teacher played Folk music.
The organ in the production reveals she’s a preacher’s daughter. Her use of metaphors point to her English degree, but her hidden nods to writers like Nikki Giovanni and Ntozake Shange point to her HBCU alma mater- Tennessee State University. Her style, love for fashion and frequent show-stopping (blood orange) hairstyles are naturally compliments of her hometown Detroit. Charity’s originals cover subject matter like religion, loss, self-love and coming-of-age with a disarming kind of vulnerability.
Her songs and live shows are a sanctuary, a therapy session, a beauty shop, a loved one’s living room. And as for her genre- you wonder if it’s R&B, if it’s Neo-Soul, if it’s Folk, if it’s Gospel? But you can’t help but realize after a listen to her debut album “Tender Headed” or her following holiday EP “Seasoned” that Charity is Motown.
Charity performs @ The Carr Center Performance Studio on Saturday April 1st as a featured guest in “VIBE SESSIONS with jessica Care Moore”, Part 3