Boston soul singer Ingrid Gerdes’ gospel-meets-R&B voice has earned her more than one comparison to greats like Irma Thomas and Mavis Staples, and the title of her new album, High Priestess, helps conjure images of a vocalist trained in a Mississippi Delta choir loft, spending Sundays praising the Lord and raising the roof.
“High Priestess,” is both cool and hot, breezy and still, and imbued with a southern blues-rock sensibility that adds a shot of sass to her hot- buttered-soul, Dusty-in-Memphis delivery.
Boston-based singer-songwriter, Ingrid Gerdes, releases her second original album entitled ‘Shed.’ Gerdes, who was born and raised in southwest Missouri, offers southern soul and effortless approachability throughout her 12-song album. With a strong female perspective and a powerful, sassy delivery, ‘Shed’ is a breakout favorite amongst her many fans.
“This album is really about letting go of
everything, getting it all off of my chest,” says
In creating this album, I wanted to pay homage to soul in its root form as well as experiment with the more modern sounds of soul. I call it ‘Soul two ways!'”
The Eclectic Collection
Gerdes’s original debut album titled, ‘The Eclectic Collection,’ has received favorable reviews all over the world. A Chicago Sun-Times review calls her “The Next Big Thing.” A prominent DJ hails Gerdes as “one of the most interesting and versatile singers
on the circuit today, both technically fantastic and true to herself.” He also describes her music as, “The smoothness of classic, Motown-era pop; the grit and sex of Southern-soul; the sunshine and swaying feel of reggae; the romantic mood of Eva Cassidy-like sensual ballads – all on a single CD.” With original pieces, both personally written and produced, this album epitomizes her appreciation and passion for honest music.