Roberta Flack Spreads the Love

Green Valley Ranch, June 19


Legendary R&B singer-songwriter Roberta Flack has spent the better part of the past 50 years creating some of the most popular love songs ever produced. So as she took the stage at Green Valley Ranch, she had an arsenal of records at her disposal that entertained a stuffed ballroom. Posted up behind her piano, Flack and her band delivered inspired versions of “Killing Me Softly with His Song,” “Feel Like Makin’ Love” and “Where Is the Love,” which could not have made fans happier. Accompanied by her talented male and female backup singers, Flack played the background on piano and allowed them to show off their vocal skills on songs such as the Bob Marley classic “No Woman, No Cry” and Flack’s own classic duet with the late Donny Hathaway, “The Closer I Get to You.” But Flack’s greatest moments came when she performed the Beatles’ classics “Yesterday” and “Here Comes the Sun,” as the audience swayed back and forth in a daze of love and approval. ★★★★✩

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