Lyfe Jennings (9:30pm)
City Winery Pittsburgh Presents Lyfe Jennings on September 24th at 9:30pm
An R&B outlier, Lyfe Jennings has set himself apart as a self-produced singer and guitarist who balances love songs with acute societal observations, wisdom regarding day-to-day life and romance, and unflinching reflections on his personal struggles. Since achieving takeoff at Harlem's Apollo Theater, Jennings has hit the upper reaches of the R&B/hip-hop chart every two or three years with albums such as Lyfe 268-192 (2004), the gold-certified The Phoenix (2006), and Lyfe Change (2008). His third LP of the 2010s, 777 (2019), was promised to be his final statement.
A native of Toledo, Ohio, Lyfe Jennings -- born Chester Jermaine Jennings -- was in his church's choir as a youngster, and by his early teens, he was singing in a family group called the Dotsons. An arson conviction sent him to prison for a decade. During his term, he worked on writing and playing music, inspired especially as a songwriter by 's Baduizm. Within a few weeks of his release in 2002, Jennings cut a demo, made his live debut, and competed at Amateur Night at the Apollo. The Harlem theater's notoriously unsparing crowd preemptively jeered Jennings as he strode to the mike with his acoustic guitar, but the performer's natural grit and sincerity won them over for a five-night reign, during which he sold copies of his demo and generated interest across the music industry.
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