Elisabeth Withers' "It Can Happen to Anyone" in stores now
For acclaimed singer/performer Elisabeth Withers, that voice and a fierce spirit garnered her a prestigious Tony Award nomination for her role as the seductive scene-stealer Shug Avery in the Broadway mega-hit The Color Purple. Now the Joliet, Illinois-born singer/songwriter is set to release her debut solo album It Can Happen To Anyone on the legendary Blue Note Records.
"My music is a reflection of my life," says a matter-of-fact Elisabeth. "Through my work, I want people to know that with a strong self-love, work ethic and fearlessness, anything is possible." Indeed, It Can Happen To Anyone makes its case for the Berklee School of Music and NYU graduate.
"I hope people will listen to the songs on the album and come away with the feeling that I have, which is why I called the album It Can Happen To Anyone. For that is truly what I believe."