Name: Lacretia Bolden
Location: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Lacretia “T.T.” Bolden grew up as a young child in church. Her mom, being a gospel singer, used to carry Lacretia along with her from church to church, averaging 8 to 10 services a Sunday. Being surrounded by music, it was only a matter of time before she found he lifelong hobby. She began playing the drums at the age of 2. All though, at that time, a lot of people did not allow her to play, she kept her determination. Her mother took her places where her gift continued to evolve. At the age of 12 Lacretia received her first job at a church, playing for their Sunday Morning services. She continued playing drums through high school, until her senior year when she began to play the piano. In 2004, Lacretia was awarded a Music Scholarship to attend Central State University. While attending Central State, She sang and played drums in the, Grammy nominated, Central State University Chorus. She also learn different styles of music by joining the schools Jazz Band and playing multiple R&B/ Hip Hop styles with local bands. She graduated in 2009 with a B.A. in vocal performance. In her post college career, her musical ability has allowed her to tour Germany and Italy on numerous occasions. She has also had the opportunity to perform with many local gospel artist from her city, The Cleveland Orchestra, Richard Smallwood, Twinkie Clark, Jackie Clark, Kim Burrell and many more. Although she is a beautiful and quiet soul, she has a Hip Hop/R&B/Jazz/Gospel sound that will knock you off of your feet. Lacretia is a very talented young women, that plays a number of different instruments, but her heart always leads her back to her first love…..DRUMS!!!!