PICTURE THIS: Laura Mvula @ The Independent, SF 4/15/14

April 17. 2014 | By Don Albonico

“OMG where were YOU? I totally told you Laura Mvula at The Independent would sell out. You should have ditched Brad and come with meeeee! Don’t pout, I will totes tell you all about it. I even have pictures on my phone!” or something like that.

Laura Mvula @ The Independent, SF 4/15/14

But honestly if you didn’t make it out to Laura Mvula you did miss a great show. Mvula gently rocked San Francisco into this dreamy land of R&B songs. With cello, violin, stand up bass, and a harp, all of her music had a lush sound. This was the show to go to if you really needed a big hug after a bad day.

Laura Mvula @ The Independent, SF 4/15/14

Mvula covered a traditional American folk tune called “See-Line Woman,” which originated in southern African American church music. It was interesting to hear this young British singer interpret such a old American folk song.

Laura Mvula @ The Independent, SF 4/15/14

Laura Mvula @ The Independent, SF 4/15/14

In a perfect way to finish off the night, Mvula, with just her brother accompanying her on cello, did a lovely rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature,” with the audience providing all the backup singing needed.

Laura Mvula @ The Independent, SF 4/15/14

Check out a full gallery of the lovely British songbird Laura Mvula at The Independent HERE!

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