Gracie Curran & the High Falutin’ Band
Saturday, June 17, 9 p.m.
The Blues Tavern, 2818 Government Blvd.,www.bluestavern.com
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 relocated to Memphis, where she and her group served time as the house band at the legendary Rum Boogie Café on Beale Street. Curran now seeks to win over the discerning crowd at “Mobile’s Blues Room.”
Blues Tavern patrons are in for a taste of the band’s past and future. In 2013, their debut, “Proof of Love,” documented Curran’s energetic and soulful delivery of original material. Throughout the album, Curran proves her voice and attitude have the power to lift spirits as well as break hearts. Those attending the show may also have the opportunity to sample tracks from her upcoming sophomore effort, produced by blues guitarist Damon Fowler.