From Nashville, TN, Books draws inspiration from a blend of gospel, soul, funk, and blues. Ever eclectic, she is inspired by, a variety of artists and genres, like Donny Hathaway, Sarah McLachlan, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Billy Joel, Yussef Lateef, J. Dilla, John Legend, Maurice White, Patti Labelle, Ledisi, Hiatus Kaiyote, Jill Scott, and more. She is a classically trained musician and dancer. Books has shared her music with audiences in the US and abroad for over 15 years.
Ever the scholar, she was always eager to learn whatever she could, leading to the nickname “Books.” She adopted the title of "the SoulScholar" later, a nod to what early collaborators felt about her passion and musical hunger.
In the 2000s, her voice was the melodic backbone for the Regal Records camp, which included artists like Yung Nawlege, Big Flex, and Daniel Hayes. The original BB King’s and the Funnybone comedy club on historic Beale Street were also home to her, and her voice has taken her as far as UK.
In 2016, Books decided to focus on her solo career. Books has since performed to packed audiences, and her music is on regular rotation across radio outlets in the US. Her debut EP, “Songs in the Key of June” hits all major music outlets October 2018 and her full-length project, “the SoulScholar” will debut early 2019.