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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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The Phenomenal Lizz Wright
Duke Performances presented The Phenomenal Lizz Wright, Friday, October 7, 2011, and I was fortunately enough to be present. We were astounded, Lizz and her band captivated and entertained us for a solid hour and a half. Lizz born in Georgia but now lives outside Asheville, North Carolina has a impeccable voice, a beautiful smile and a mesmerizing stage presence.

I cannot put Lizz in any one category of music, her music transcends gospel, jazz, blues, classics and she shared it all with us. Gospel classics, Amazing Grace, that had everyone in Reynolds Theater standing, along with other songs from her new album, Fellowship. She then treated us to a song by Etta James, A Lover is Forever; Other songs: Stop, My Heart, Hit the Ground, Easy Rider, Hey Mann and many others. She and band received well deserved ovation after ovation. This young woman is awesome!

Along with Lizz Wright, her band consisted of great musicians – Marvin Sewell, Guitar – Robin Macatangay, Guitar – Kenneth Banks, Keys – Brannen Temple, Drums (Brannen is a magician, the man had more tricks than i’ve seen for a drummer, rattlers, sticks, tambourine, his knee; if it moved he could make a beat.)

I must say thank you to DukePerformances.Org for bringing such a talented songstress to Reynolds Theater, Duke Campus, Durham, NC.


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