Band: Me'shell Ndegeocello
Gear: SVT-4PRO, SVT-410HLF
It’s easy to see why Me’Shell Ndegeocello — a much-studied music phenomenon — is referred to as the “Mother of Neo-Soul.” Her garden of sweet and elegant soul and jazz, rock, hip-hop and funk, further augmented with wistful blends of psychedelia and reggae, create a style unique to modern music. But it’s her sexy, proprietary groove and masterfully composed albums like Plantation Lullabies (1993) and the romantically tortured Bitter (1999) that has placed Me’Shell in the echelon of the finest musicians in the world.
Me’Shell’s stylistic songwriting grace has been recognized with nine Grammy nominations and numerous charting singles. While her songs have also been included on a dozen soundtracks, she’s more famously known for her high-profile duet with John Mellencamp (a 1994 #3 hit single of Van Morrison’s “Wild Night”) and bass performance on the Rolling Stones 1997 hit single, “Saint of Me.”