Smooth as butter, pure as silk. If you’ve never heard the soulful contralto voice of Lalah, you’ve been missing the butter and the silk. You’ve also been living under a rock for the past 20 years. Hathaway has solidified her own mark in the industry.
Hathaway, a five-time Grammy winner who’s been writing, producing and belting out hit songs since the early 1990s, gave a command performance to a packed house at the Miramar Cultural Center last weekend. No need for a barrage of synchronized dancers and bulky props cluttering, because with Hathaway, the voice is all you really need, and all you really want.
Hathaway’s undeniable talent and easy stage presence are no surprise, being the eldest daughter of legendary music icon, the late Donny Hathaway. Like her father, Hathaway pours her soul into each note of every song. She wants the audience to not only hear the music, but to also feel it. Accompanied by an equally talented group of musicians, background singers, and DJ, the Chicago native entertained the Miramar crowd with a mix of R&B and jazz tunes. She’s comfortable in both genres, demonstrating that while she is her father’s child, she is also a versatile artist who has solidified her place in the music industry.