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Anthony David's D.C. performance at Howard Theatre delivers a soul escape

Anthony David at Howard Theatre March 14
Chloe Hunter

Neo-Soul's most kept secret, Anthony David recently graced the stage at Washington, D.C.'s legendary Howard Theatre on March 14.

Kicking off the performance sans an opening act, Anthony David created a one-man show feel with an array of acoustically infused tunes. As Anthony David stood as the only performer on stage, a Starbucks reminiscent atmosphere was born. Traveling further into such personal interaction, David often hilariously concluded one number and quickly chose specific listeners to make requests for the next. Most audiences may not approve of such spontaneity but with David's performance the tactic was a no-brainer as the crowd embraced his familial approach to sharing his craft.

An instinctively intimate affair cannot begin to describe the elements of Anthony David's groundbreaking performance. As the soul crooner entertained guests with songs from the latest ‘Love Out Loud’ album, he also offered hits like ‘4evermore’ from his earlier project, ‘As Above So Below’ as well as covering popular R&B classics.
The most monumental highlight of the night occurred mid-show when a live band arrived to perform with Anthony David. Continuing such effortless attempts to bridge vintage resonances with the latest radio spins, David paid homage to his most cherished music acts by performing hits like Guy's 'I Like,’ 311's 'Amber,' and even taking a stab at Ice Cube’s ‘It Was a Good Day.’

Such an eccentric performance style can be thoughtfully concluded in one word: eclectic. Anthony David’s love for music is loud enough to appreciate the melodic influence of all genres.

Check out Anthony David's music at www.rollingmojo.com.

Visit www.thehowardtheatre.com for the latest show schedule and ticket information.