Author: Stephen Centanni

Miss Blues

Gracie Curran & the High Falutin’ Band Saturday, June 17, 9 p.m. The Blues Tavern, 2818 Government Blvd.,www.bluestavern.com Tickets: Free The feminine side of the blues lends itself powerfully to this uniquely American genre. Women such as Bessie Smith, Big Mama Thornton and Janis Joplin have contributed as much to the blues as their male counterparts. Gracie Curran wishes to add to this legacy. Seven years ago, the Boston native combined her potent vocal work with the instrumental talent of her High Falutin’ Band to make a mark on the modern blues scene. After dominating her home region, Curran...

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Low-country stomp

Band: Cranford Hollow Date: Friday, June 16, 7 p.m. Venue: Moe’s Original BBQ, 5423 Bayfront Park (Daphne), www.moesoriginalbbq.com Tickets: Free Hilton Head’s Cranford Hollow will fill the shady setting of Moe’s in Daphne with its eclectic style of alt. Americana, which the band calls “low-country stomp.” The band characterizes its trademark style as displaying “elements of blues, old-time country and Southern psychedelic rock” mixed with “ancient mountain melodies in an energetic, engaging musical root bag sprinkled with some sea island hoodoo.” This five-piece has used persistent touring and a pristine live delivery to expand its listening audience beyond the...

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Local royalty

Band: Sugarcane Jane Date: Wednesday, June 21, 5 p.m. Venue: Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s, 200 E. 25th Ave. (Gulf Shores), www.lulubuffett.com Tickets: Free Over the years, playing together as Sugarcane Jane and as two-fourths of Willie Sugarcapps, Anthony and Savana Lee Crawford have become the “first couple” of the Mobile Bay music scene. Sugarcane Jane’s infectious music draws an enthusiastic crowd to every performance. Fans now have the chance to sample new material from their favorite band. On June 2, the duo released their latest album, “Ladders & Edges.” Sugarcane Jane kept the recording process close to home by utilizing...

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Return of the Wes Jeans Trio

Photo | Wikimedia Commons Wes Jeans Trio with The Red Clay Strays Thursday, June 15, 8 p.m. The Listening Room of Mobile, 78 St. Francis St., www.thelisteningroommobile.com Tickets: $20 artist donation (reservations encouraged) The Listening Room of Mobile is noteworthy for providing the Azalea City with live music performances in a cozy setting. The venue’s intimate nature allows artists to create a closer social and musical bond with their audience. Many assume “listening room” shows consist of performances by purist singer-songwriters armed with only an acoustic guitar, but in recent months, owner Jim Pennington has proved full bands have...

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Big Earl’s beach

Band: Jack Robertson Show Date: Saturday, June 10, 5:30 p.m. Venue: Flora-Bama, 17401 Perdido Key Drive (Orange Beach), www.florabama.com Tickets: $5 at the door With beach season in full swing, locals and visitors alike are making the almost obligatory visit to the Flora-Bama, which has long entertained patrons with an extensive daily lineup of music. From country to rock, the Flora-Bama does not discriminate. However, one Flora-Bama regular continues to be particularly interesting and entertaining: the beautiful madness of the Jack Robertson Show. For more than 20 years, Robertson has reigned supreme as the Flora-Bama’s comic prince. However, those...

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