Just a shot of Lady Day in your morning coffee and you’ll be jazzed up on the song of sweet resistance. An old blues transformed into a new tune for our times. A battle-scarred and velvety melody tempered by inner wars, outer cruelties, and a voice that’s tasted life’s strange fruit. Tempo and phrasing sparked by defiance and dread. A spirit courted by moonlight, wooed by muses, and unchained from the mundane. Just a shot of Lady Day in your morning coffee and you’ll taste a song that knows the distance from lynching trees to emancipation is measured in the souls lifted from the hearse ride to the freedom ride.