Phillips was his usual humble self, comfortable on stage and giving the crowd a taste of cuts from his new album, including “Hold On,” “Gone Gone Gone” and his hit single “Home” (of course.)
He then signed CDs for two hours. (I missed that part to go see “Lincoln” with my wife.)
Here he is performing “Gone Gone Gone”:
And here are more photos from the event:
Here’s season 3 winner Fantasia (looking good and covering Aretha Franklin) and 12th place finalist Leah LaBelle (doing a Teena Marie cover) performing on the Soul Train Awards, which aired last night on Centric. I wasn’t even aware that LaBelle had signed with Epic Records/So So Def Recording. Good for her on her persistence! I haven’t seen her in so long I had forgotten what she looks like. (It’s been eight years!). She sounds great.