By Mike Finkelstein Last week, McCabe’s Guitar Shop delivered the goods in style, as usual, with a show that featured three of their resident instructors: vocalist Lawrence Lebo, bassist Denny Croy, and guitarist Doug MacLeod. Lebo and her combo went on first, MacLeod finished the evening, and Croy backed both of them. Lebo’s instrumentation was… Read More Live Music: Lawrence Lebo and Doug MacLeod at McCabe’s Guitar Shop
EG Kight Lip Service (Vizzitone) By Brian Arsenault When this album started my first reaction was, “If Bonnie Raitt was Southern, this is what she’d sound like.” But that may just be my Yankee self talking, because what you really feel when you’re moving through Lip Service, E G Kight’s latest CD, is that you… Read More CD Review: EG Kight’s “Lip Service”
By Don Heckman Los Angeles – July 26. (Tues.) Justo Almario Quartet. Saxophonist/flutist Almario is one of the Southland’s great jazz treasures, a player who moves convincingly across every jazz arena. Vibrato. (310) 474-9400. – July 27. (Wed.) Gladys Knight and James Ingram. The one and only Grammy-winning Empress of Soul shares the stage with… Read More Picks of the Week: July 25 – 31.