Uplifting words were spoken and sung this evening inside Harlows. Sol Development is like Northern CA todays, 90s Arrested Development. Live music is only to be expected by this group. Harmonies are a must and sometimes it seems like every person on stage is a songbird. MCing with the specific intent of giving you hope by the teacher Karega Bailey will have you walking out the club energized.
A special surprise set by this fusion jazz type group called Minoyanci ended up winning the non existent “set of the night” contest. They played two songs. Dude in the photo below is sick on the keys (Damani Rhodes) and if you get a chance to check them out, do so.
What a turn out for ZZ Ward in Sacramento! The Assembly was pretty packed tonight. I had never heard of her. I heard a song a month ago, that had a blues-rock feel to it, then it had a little hip-hop to it as well. I figured I would go to the show try to get some photos but realized I had something going on that same night. As the day came closer, the evening was open, and I found myself at the show.
She was surprised with the turn out, she said from stage. I was surprised to see so many kids. Also surprising was a lot of couples dancing in the back. It was a party all over the place. She had never played and has never been to Sacramento. Her San Francisco date was sold out.
She is a good singer, and awesome lyricist. I dont listen to lyrics a whole lot, but when its some bluesy music being played, the lyrics usually have a story to tell, so I was listening to her, and watching her guitarist kill it. The crowd were completely receptive to her, especially when she broke out the harmonica.
When she comes back, her show just might sell out.
The Witch Room is a nice new venue in Sacramento. Tonight was their second show. They have glasses next to a big metal container of water, so you can get it yourself. I like that. It sounded pretty good in there also. Thats about all you need to know. Who you see will sound great and you will stay hydrated.