Saturday, December 1, 2007

Young Stevie Wonder 57 is back on the road for his first extended tour in over a decade. After nearly 40 years of providing his fans with an amazing range of music including pop, soul, funk, reggae and more, he is back on center stage with his daughter Aisha Morris, who is providing backup singing for her father.

Wonder’s latest album was “A Time to Love,” a set that finally hit stores in 2005 after several delays.

In recent years, Wonder has frequently appeared at charity events and played one-off concerts. However, he hasn’t toured the U.S. since he embarked on a month long outing in 1995.

The singer’s current show features an 11 piece band and a mix of Stevie’s hit songs. The singer performed in Charlotte earlier this week to an appreciative audience. A concert reviewer indicated that his voice is still in incredible shape.

Wonder, blind at infancy, signed on with Motown Records at age 12. He has recorded more than 30 top hits, has won 25 Grammy’s, won an Academy Award for Best Song and also won a Lifetime Achievement award and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll and Songwriters halls of fame. He has sold over 100 million albums.

So what has inspired Stevie to do another tour? His mother passed away last year and the singer says that it is her spirit that has led him back to the stage. Tonight the tour continues in Sommet Center - Nashville, TN. Remaining tour stops can be found here.