& MINT CONDITION
Born in Harlem, NY, R&B and soul singer Keith Sweat once worked an ordinary job for the commodities market in the New York Stock Exchange. He sang at nightclubs until he was discovered in 1987. In November of that year, Sweat released his debut album Make It Last Forever, which sold four million copies. The biggest hit from this album was the chart-topping "I Want Her," and the title track from the album also hit No. 2 on the R&B charts. Sweat continued to chart fairly well with his sophomore album I'll Give All My Love To You (1990), which hit No. 3 on the Billboard charts. Keep It Comin' (1991), his next release, debuted in the Top 20 of the Billboard album chart.
Two decades on, Mint Condition stands along with The Roots as the only high-profile examples of a self-contained, hit-making Black music band, and with Mint's emphasis on songs and great singing, the sole band carrying on the great tradition of R&B funk bands such as Earth, Wind & Fire, The Meters, War, The Commodores, Lakeside, Slave and many more that were an important, progressive element of the black music scene in the Seventies and Eighties. "We're fortunate that people have come to expect us to march to our own drum, musically speaking," says bassist Ricky. And even though we have carved out our own unique creative path, we've always been well embraced."
December 29 | 8:00PM
Ticket Prices: $25, $39, $52 & $59