The Wonder that is Stevie

I’ve been reflecting on the genius of Stevie Wonder after seeing his Songs in the Key of Life arena tour in Philadelphia this weekend.   The 21-song, Grammy-winning, double album that is Songs in the Key of Life (SITKOL) is a creative masterpiece that defined him as an artist.    SITKOLfront

The nostalgia concert was a satisfying ode to the work and he mostly delivers the songs in perfect replica of the original.  When he didn’t,  it was a musical gift of improvisation and refinement that speaks to his continued genius as a composer, musician and performer.

I was an unabashedly adoring fan wearing a wide smile and dancing my butt off most of the night.