On the eve of the annual Grammy Awards presentation – February 11 – it was only fitting that eleven time Grammy Award winners, including four Producer of the Year awards, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds made a visit to Seneca Events Center in the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino.
Edmonds put a a Grammy winning performance that worked the packed house into a frenzy – especially when Edmonds came out into the audience and walked around the Events Center.
An established artist in his own right, Edmonds has produced numerous other musicians including Eric Clapton, Bobby Brown, Dru Hill, and Johnny Gill who made a surprise appearance in the show.
Telling stories along the way, Edmonds spoke about his time on last season’s “Dancing with the Stars” and how nervous he was before each dance. Noting that come April he would be 59, Edmonds said that he is glad to be back where he belongs.
Whether it was a song of his own or one that he has produced, many fans knew the songs and joined in with the singing. During the show Edmonds rarely stood in one place for long, constantly dancing and walking abut the stage only stopping when he sat down to play the guitar.
The performance included some two dozen songs including “This is for the Kool”, “Every time I Think of You” “Never Keep a Secret”, “Whipperpill”, “Change the World”, “My Sunshine”, “Play Another Slow Jam” “Rock Steady”, “Fair Weather Friend”, “I Can’t Stop How I Feel”, “Day and Night”, “Every Little Step I Take”, “Rock with Me Baby”, “Put on Your Red Dress”, “I’ll Make Love to You”, and “We Belong Together”.
Then the lights came up, the crowd walked out of the Events Center talking animatedly and craving for more.
All photos by Sherrill Fulghum
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