Accompanied by Carmine Giglio, backup vocals and piano, and Garo Yellin on bass, her "Whiter Shade of Pale" was inspiring. She's a lovely young woman with a penchant toward ballads, emerging yes, soulful, and revealing a graceful fragility in the Carlyle's intimate setting.
Yes, the Observer fete had everything, including a British contingent: author Amanda Foreman served on the 2012 judging panel for the esteemed literary award, Man Booker Prize for Fiction, with Dan Stevens.
Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to exchange a few words with many terrific songwriters and artists ranging from Billy Joel and Garth Brooks to Jimmy Jam and Jimmy Webb and even an exec or two as they that walked the red carpet at the Songwriters Hall Of Fame awards show.
In an interview, Mraz said, "What am I up to? All kinds of things. I'm in the middle of making a record. Basically, what my life is all about is that search for inspiration. It's spirituality, art, and freedom."