Already Esperanza Spalding has created buzz among the more creative of the music community and her Grammy award will do much to encourage them to express their own individuality, stay true to their calling, and be recognized on their own merits. Maybe it’s time for talent again. Maybe 13 years olds don’t dictate musical success.
Last night’s Fifty-third Grammy Awards Tribute to Aretha Franklin featured five amazingly talented women. One black gospel singer, one black R&B singer, and three white women-Yolanda Adams, Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera, Martina McBride, and Florence Welch. This pretty much set the tone for the night.