Anthony David & Algebra Blessett – “Hello Like Before” Tour – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA – November 21st, 2018

Anthony David & Algebra Blessett – “Hello Like Before” Tour

Anthony David & Algebra Blessett – “Hello Like Before” Tour

Wed · November 21, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

$25 ADV - $27 DOS + Fees

Anthony David & Algebra Blessett – “Hello Like Before” Tour
Anthony David was born Anthony Harrington in Savannah, Georgia. A Gulf War vet, he began writing songs during a stint in the military in Iraq, where as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne he took part in 28 combat missions. Writing songs was a life- affirming act while facing the real possibility of dying. He got involved in the music scene in Atlanta in the late 1990s, meeting a then-unknown singer-songwriter India.Arie; they became friends and collaborators, with Anthony co-writing songs on her first three albums, which spawned a number of Grammy nominations, singing back-up for her on tour and eventually opening for her. This visibility led to the release of Anthony's debut album Three Chords & The Truthreleased in 2004 on the Atlanta independent Brash Records, carving out a unique lane with his personalized brand of acoustic soul. Extensive touring revealed Anthony to be a free-wheeling, engaging performer, able to hold a crowd with just the sound of his voice and an acoustic guitar. A second independent album, The Red Clay Chronicles, led to a deal with Universal Records, which released Acey Duecy, a compilation of the best tracks from his first two albums, yielding a hitduet with India.Arie and a Grammy nomination.Thanks to the release of his albums by labels in the UK and Japan, Anthonytoured extensively abroad, building aninternational audience. His star continued to rise as he signed a dealwith Purpose Records/eOne Entertainment whichled to the release of his fourth album As Above, So Below in 2011, whichfeatured guest vocalists Algebra, Phone ofLittle Brother and Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men; his duet with Algebra,"4Evermore," became a #1 hit at adult urban radiowhile the reggae/Latin-tinged "Body Language" tore up dance floors in theUK. A tour in Kenya inspired Anthony tobecome part of the Give Africa Hope campaign that brought awareness tofamine in East Africa. He shot the video forthe title track of the album in Kenya. He also became involved with AWOL (All Walks of Life), an arts program for children in his hometown of Savannah, pushing to establish it in Atlanta in 2013. He quickly followed the release of As Above, So Below with Love Out Loud, another album on Purpose/eOne. Signing with Shanachie Entertainment in 2015, he released The PowerFUL Now. Followed up by the critically acclaimed “Hello Like Before”, also released on Shanachie in 2018.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/