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Dianne Reeves isn't bound by expectations

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Wednesday May 27, 2015

Her performance this year is on the heels of her 18th album, Beautiful Life, which is her first studio album in five years. On it, Reeves sings smooth covers of songs like Bob Marley’s “Waiting in Vain” and Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” — it’s a characteristically elegant and modern offering.

“This isn’t the first time that I have played this festival, and I’m so excited to be invited down to do it again,” Reeves says. “It’s probably one of the most incredible festivals in the world. Like I said, music is a powerful language, so when I look out into my audience and see the wide demographic net that comes out to hear me, I just thank God every day because people just like the music.” She adds, “Whether they are Southern in the United States or southerners in the south of France, it’s all good.”

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