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When Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People hit the stage things get torqued up quickly like a tent revival during tornado season. Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People transcend musical genres with a blast of deep, powerful groove and soul. The band is the groove while Ponder’s pipes keep it rooted in soul. And according to Ponder, soul is more than a sound.
‘Soul music is something you feel’, she says. ‘It gives you goosebumps'. This Rochester, NY native has spent the past ten years rendering goosebumps by perfecting her style and charismatic performance. It is this voice that has helped her secure gigs opening up for powerhouses such as George Clinton, Ledisi and The Roots. This daughter of a preacher takes the audience to church, as she dances across stage and belts out her notes, it's clear that her gospel roots have had a strong influence. This sensational singer also lists powerful influences that lit her fuse like Nina Simone, Big Mama Thornton, Koko Taylor, and Lauryn Hill. Danielle is backed by Rez Ponder on drums, Denise Reese on guitar, and Avis Reese on the keys.