We've got jazz and blues at the John Jay House on Boston Post Road this Friday:
Friday, March 1st, 7:00 – 9:30 pm – Jazz & Blues with Margaret McDuffie & Co.
McDuffie can make you stare straight down the barrel of a tough current truth one minute, and the next have you thinking about how much pure, complex, welcome power lies in a simple love song. The influences run deep, and though almost no music isn’t an influence, there are some key voices that lie under this sound: The Temptations, Elvis Presley, Neil Young, Odetta and Joni Mitchell. The arrangements have an old-fashioned feel though the message is insistently current, and the musicianship is always solid – at times downright sublime.
While she writes jazz songs in both old and new styles, the jazz sensibility has added a whole new field of color across the her folksy blues and added a complexity and richness to the music that you don’t often hear.
Joining Margaret will be Steve Raleigh on guitar, Art Labriola on keys, and T. Xiques on drums. All are exceptional – Labriola is a winner of a Grammy, an Emmy, and a Clio.
At the 1907 Van Norden Carriage House, Jay Heritage Center, 210 Boston Post Road.