Robin McKelle & The Flytones(Le) Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY) Map it $15
Robin McKelle & The Flytones
OKeh will release vocalist Robin McKelle’s label debut, Soul Flower, as a digital-only release on June 11, 2013. The project, which consists of a contemporary blend of soul and rhythm & blues and mostly original tracks, debuts her new working group, Robin McKelle & The Flytones.
While McKelle is best known for her previous jazz and solo work, including placing third at the 2004 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition, this project is the fruit of McKelle’s long exposure to gospel, soul and blues. “It’s the record I’ve always dreamed of making,” reflects McKelle, who went into the studio with the aim of avoiding today’s retro tendencies. “I love that music so much that I couldn’t see myself doing something ‘in the style of…’ I grew up listening to Nina Simone and Gladys Knight. I sang their classics and what I enjoy most today is building my own repertoire in that same soulful vein.” (read more at lpr.com)
10pm doors // 10:30pm show // 18+
$20 day of show
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