‘BLEW ME AWAY’
“The first time I heard her sing she just blew me away. “I feel that Serita is one of these great singers that has fallen through the cracks, a musical oversight by the industry,” said Redding. “I think we are catching her as a rising star.”
The passion and love translates, and this year Serita’s Black Rose is a WYCE Jammie Award nominee. It’s a validation of their hard work and proof that the community is taking notice.
Serita Crowley and Jon Hayes open the show for Smokey Robinson at Meijer Gardens Wednesday, August 28, 2013. (Chris Clark | MLive.com)
Local singer Serita Crowley opened the show, accompanied by Jon Hayes on acoustic guitar. Crowley gave a soulful twist to Seals and Croft’s “Summer Breeze” and “You’re No Good,” a nod in tribute to Linda Ronstadt (who recently revealed she has Parkinson’s disease). On a couple of original numbers, she showcased her aptitude on the harmonica, and a strong sense of blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll.