Update: I’ve just heard from Kristin that she will be on at 9pm and Julia will take the stage at 10pm. It’s a great show no matter who’s on first!
Tonight there’s a nice double play on the Lower East Side at The Living Room.
At 9pm, Julia Haltigan and her band will take the stage. Julia sings, plays guitar and leads a large band through material that draws on rock, r&b, latin rhythms, 40s and 50s pop and more. Julia has said that she thinks she sounds like Nancy Sinatra singing Tom Waits, which isn’t a bad description if Tom was much more cheerful.
Then at 10, the baton will be passed to Kristin Diable. Kristin is a singer-songwriter I discovered a few years back when she was regularly playing in New York City. Her music is a combination of rock, folk and blues all held together with an amazing voice made even more astonishing with a Louisiana drawl. I’m not sure what the configuration for Kristin will be tonight, but the last time she was in town, she played electric guitar and was accompanied by a bass player.
Update: Note corrected times below
Kristin Diable (9pm), Julia Haltigan (10pm), The Living Room, 154 Ludlow Street between Stanton and Rivington Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians strongly encouraged)