Luxury Wafers Exclusive: Daphne Willis, Live @ Bright Street Studios with Videos and Mp3s

by Landry on February 18, 2010

daphnewillis_08Listening to Daphne Willis puts a smile on my face. The 22-year-old Chicago singer, earthy and easy to hang with, streams a wordy, contemporary sound out of serious pipes in a dramatic range which she effortlessly, masterfully displays … with funky verve. Willis has a lot to say. Her style seems to be influenced as much by her take on current generational trends and modern delivery of urban poetry (that’s right, I mean the rhythm and flow of rap music, folks) as by scatty jazz and the deep roots of her bluesy home-base.

However you call it, Willis’ songs put a spring in the whole day. They express a feisty free spirit who knows diddly. And Willis’ vocal prowess shines nothing short of spectacular. I would listen, completely mesmerized, as she rattled off the ABCs or even a to-do list. Best of all, Daphne Willis is most warmly engaging live and in person.

Check out the videos, listen to the exclusive, live tracks below (each nailed in one take), get to a show and grab her new album, What To Say (2/9/2010, Vanguard). Oh, and see a bunch of photos from her session HERE.

Daphne Willis – This Song – Luxury Wafers Sessions from Luxury Wafers on Vimeo.

Daphne Willis – Bluff – Luxury Wafers Sessions from Luxury Wafers on Vimeo.

Listen to the Exclusive Live Tracks (option/click to download):

Everybody Else [mp3]

All I Know [mp3]

What To Say [mp3]

With Or Without You [mp3]

    { 2 comments… read them below or add one }

    april parrish June 2, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    She’s awesome!!! Discovered her because itunes suggested her to me as a singer/songwriter. Boy, I sure am glad I checked her out! Heard one song posted on youtube from luxury wafers sessions and immediately ordered her CD. Should get it in the mail any day now. Came to your site today to check out more live tracks and possibly check out other artists. I hope she gets exposure and I predict she will be a huge star!!!! Does she have a fanclub yet???
    Cool site! Keep up the good work.
    April Parrish

    jacky June 28, 2010 at 2:05 am

    nice muisc

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