Award-winning recording artist Cecily (Harmonius Grits, LLC), releases her 5-track EP, Awakening Pt.1, recently named Best New Soul by Bandcamp Daily, who said, “Her top-notch songwriting blends thoughtful self-reflection with a gentle, jazz-influenced sound.”
Cecily says, “Awakening Pt. 1 is the story of my awakening to Love – of learning to work on myself so I don’t unintentionally hurt my loved ones, of learning to forgive myself so I can love myself without condition, of surrendering to the beautiful flow of love in my life. These are stories of learning how to choose trust, patience, compassion, honesty, and kindness. These are stories of choosing love over fear, and I hope these songs serve as a reminder to my listeners to do the same.”
In July, she premiered her new music with her summer Awakening Pt.1 Tour at Blues Alley in Washington, DC, The Tin Pan (with special guests KiDé) in Richmond, VA, and Arlene’s Grocery in New York City. She continues her tour October 4th at legendary venue The Mint in Los Angeles.
Cecily has opened for award winning jazz and soul artists Gregory Porter and Jose James, R&B stars Johnny Gill, Kenny Lattimore, Elle Varner, folk artist Becca Stevens and alternative soul pioneer Bilal.
Having played at the legendary Apollo Music Cafe, as well as The Kennedy Center, The Hamilton, The Howard Theater and Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club.
The highly acclaimed singer has won numerous accolades for her second album, Songs of Love and Freedom including winning the 2019 Washington Area Music Award (WammieDC) for Best Soul Album and being named by Bandcamp as one of the Best Soul Albums of 2018.