Written by: MusikArtLuv
Imagine sipping on a glass of Chateau De Beaulon after a long day at work. You’re at home relaxing with the scent of Nag Champa wafting through the air. That is what the music of Conya Doss evokes for me. I wish I could say that I was hip to Doss back in 2002 when she dropped “A Poem about Ms. Doss”, but no time is as good as the present right? Ms. Doss’s music is so undeniably “grown woman” with a subtle hint of childlike innocence that bubbles underneath. She commands attention without being overtly sexual. She doesn’t put out formulaic, musical garbage neither. She is the breath of fresh air that urban radio is gasping for.
Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, according to her website she cites Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, Steely Dan,Donny Hathaway, and Angela Winbush as the music she grew up on. Ohio is fertile ground when it comes to soul music: Zapp, Ohio Players, The O’Jays as predecessors and Van Hunt as well as Macy Gray as contemporaries. Conya Doss is known as the queen of “indie soul” according to Wikipedia.org. The title can be a catch-22 because it can limit an artist to one genre when their musical influences come from several. Ms. Doss has broken through that trap. “Don’t Change” is her latest track from her forthcoming release “Pocket Full of Purpose” has been on a steady slow burn on the airwaves. Michael Baisden has already deemed the tune as a “classic”. If you find yourself curious about Conya Doss and her music check out her website and if you like, show some love by picking up a copy of “Pocket Full of Purpose” which will be in store and available for download on April 24th 2012. Treat yourself, you deserve it.
The official website of Conya Doss