Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers Rhythm & Blues Caravan at the Uptown Theatre Napa on 5/11

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Singer Lavay Smith presents her Rhythm & Blues Caravan at the Uptown Theater in Napa, CA on Friday, May 11, 2012. In addition to Lavay, this old-school revue will feature soul legend Freddie Hughes (“Send My Baby Back”) and blues sensation Big Bones, all backed by the Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Lavay’s 7-piece touring band.

Lavay Smith, Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Uptown Theatre Napa

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

The Los Angeles Times says that Lavay Smith has “A lush vocal style recalling both Bessie Smith and Dinah Washington”, while the Boston Globe says that the Red Hot Skillet Lickers “sound as tight as the legendary musicians they choose to emulate.” Rhythm

With her Rhythm & Blues Caravan, Lavay hosts a celebration of classic American music in the spirit of the legendary revues presented by Johnny Otis and record labels such as Motown and Stax. Soulful vocals, an all-star horn section featuring sax legend Jules Broussard, and a variety of classic grooves will make this an exciting night of high-energy music. Don’t miss Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers Rhythm & Blues Caravan plus Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums on Friday, May 11, 2012 at the Uptown Theatre. Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 8:00 pm.

The Los Angeles Times says that Lavay Smith has “A lush vocal style recalling both Bessie Smith and Dinah Washington”, while the Boston Globe says that the Red Hot Skillet Lickers “sound as tight as the legendary musicians they choose to emulate.” Rhythm & Blues pioneer Johnny Otis called Lavay and her band “a breath of fresh air”.

Join Lavay Smith’s Rhythm & Blues Caravan on a trip to the heart and soul of American music, including classic songs by Ray Charles, Etta James, Sam Cooke, Big Maybelle, Little Willie John, Dinah Washington, Brook Benton, Count Basie, Joe Williams, Wilson Pickett, Little Walter, The "5" Royales, Esther Phillips, Johnny Otis, and many others. Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums Featuring Miss Carmen Getit will open the show with their high-energy brand of swing, jump blues and soul jazz. Piano ace Steve Lucky and guitar slinger Carmen Getit light up the stage with swingin’ vocal harmonies and timeless grooves

Tickets for Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers Rhythm & Blues Caravan plus Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums are $25. They are on sale now and can be purchased through the theatre website at http://www.uptowntheatrenapa.com, at Ticketmaster (http://www.ticketmaster.com) or at the theatre box office (please call 707.259.0123 ext. 6 for hours). To find out more, please visit http://www.uptowntheatrenapa.com.

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