Alanna Royale Record Release w/Maureen Murphy & Daniel Ellsworth and the Great LakesPop/Rock
Mike Grimes picked out Alanna Royale as an artist who will rule 2013 in last year’s Rock ’n’ Roll Poll, and with good reason: Backed by a tight band including a three-piece horn section, frontlady Alanna Quinn-Broadus shines as brightly as any of the current stars in old-school soul. The group isn’t into genre bending or off-the-wall sonic experiments that might dilute the hurricane force of Alanna’s voice. What you see is what you get, and that is hip-shaking, take-no-prisoners soul with an Aretha Franklin-Muscle Shoals flavor circa “Chain of Fools.” With a little help from their friends (and a strong crop of friends at that), they’ll celebrate the release of Bless Her Heart, an entirely in-house affair: The self-released EP was recorded at Trapdoor Studios, which Alanna co-owns and operates with guitarist/engineer Jared Colby. Catch ’em now, so you can say you knew them way back when!
Fri, Jan 25 | 9:00 PM
21 and over