It is a classic scenario – artist meets muse and an unstoppable creative relationship is born. In this case, it is genius producer, Donald Lawrence meets legendary vocalist, Vanessa Bell Armstrong and the result is pure brilliance. THE EXPERIENCE is a back-to-basics, wonderfully musical album that harkens back to a time when Armstrong’s vocals reigned.
Armstrong’s history as a premiere vocalist in Gospel music is well known – a multiple Grammy Award nominee and Stellar Award winner, Armstrong was on the forefront of bringing R&B styling to modern contemporary Gospel. From her very first release, “Peace Be Still” in 1984 it was Armstrong’s relationship with the late great Thomas Whitfield that brought out the spectacular voice that Armstrong possesses. Fast forward to today and fans will hear how Lawrence brings out that x-factor quality in Armstrong that sets THE EXPERIENCE above the fray.