Emily King - Here is more of the lounge soul I expected tonight coupled with doses of R&B and funky guitar. It is a packed house here to see Ms. King and her band featuring guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and a female accompanying vocalist. The band lays out attractive music that knows when to pull back and allow King's vocals to shine or to add some killer guitar moves or funky rhythms when an extra jolt was desired. Emily King has a bounce her step, musically, with a playful style that shows plenty of strength even in the softer moments. Famed producer Chucky Thompson did a walk-on half way through a song and sat in on bass for the restart. That just added to the warm homey feeling to this set. Emily King has been around over ten years now, but at age 28 has plenty of youthful enthusiasm still in the tank, and with plenty of experience and talent shown here, has a strong future to look forward to. Truly, a fun night of music tonight, and the vibe was positive and uplifting.
Quote of the Night: Overheard from people leaving the show...
"I liked her transformation--her new look."
"She looked weird."