Last night, I was honored to be in the audience of an intimate performance by Felicia Moss-Eaton, cousin to Whitney Houston, at the 73 See Gallery on Pine Street in Montclair. As an utterly secular person with an appreciation for church and Gospel music, I had looked forward to the evening even before knowing how the week’s sad new items and political foolishness would drag me down. With a new album of songs to introduce, Felicia Moss-Eaton made sure the evening was uplifting, personal, and just what I needed.
With a handful of attendees at the start of the performance, Mrs. Moss-Eaton promised us Gospel, R&B, and a touch of Pop music to entertain us. She started with Anita Baker covers, and we also were treated to Stevie Wonder, an upbeat version of “I Will Always Love You” and more. Predictably, I got teary-eyed during Stevie Wonder’s “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” and I predict that her new single “Window to My Soul” will be a first dance choice at many weddings.
The 73 See Gallery on Pine Street in Montclair often has community events and presentations, and Felicia Moss-Eaton promised to be a return guest many times in the near future. The new album No More Tears has a fun combination of R&B, Pop, and Gospel that will entertain audiences from all backgrounds. Those of us lucky enough to be in attendance last night are grateful that the songstress performed despite a difficult couple of weeks after family trauma.
Listen to snippets of the new album No More Tears on iTunes.