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Todd Albright with Alexandra Sinclair

June 2 @ 8:00 pm

$15 – $20

Todd Albright is a country blues, twelve string guitar player and vocalist based in Detroit, Michigan. Grounded in the pre-war era of the blues tradition (1880-1939), Todd is a mindful purveyor of blues history. His repertoire upholds musical pillars such as Blind Willie McTell, George Carter, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Leadbelly. His life’s work continues the distinguished tradition of the very roots of American music as told by the African American musicians who created it.

Todd’s vigorous, gritty and soulful performances are accompanied by stories of the masters and a deep intuitive sense of respect for craft, providing audiences with a meaningful experience while creating a transcendent moment. One of the top blues guitarists in the world, Todd is the only contemporary twelve string player in his genre.

Todd began playing the blues while still a teenager, some twenty-five years ago. Initially, he was drawn to the sound of the finger-picked style and has since immersed himself in the foundational music and narratives of American culture. Over the years, Todd has shared the stage with artists such as Roy Book Binder, Charlie Parr, Paul Geremia, and Dakota Dave Hull.

Todd’s first full-length LP, Fourth Floor Visitor, was released by Jett Plastic Recordings out of Detroit, Michigan (2017). His latest album, Detroit Twelve String: Blues & Rags, is out now on Third Man Records (2017).

Alexandra Sinclair is St Louis born-and-raised pianist and vocalist. With influences such as Otis Spann, Champion Jack Dupree, Sippie Wallace and Alberta Hunter, Alexandra specIalizes in whiskey-soaked piano blues. Alexandra has performed as pianist and organist with a wide range of acts including Old Souls Revival, Torrey Casey and the Southside Hustle, Grace Bacement, the Burney Sisters and more and tours internationally as organist for Al Holliday and the East Side Rhythm Band. As a soloist, Alexandra has found a home amongst the vibrant history and environment of St. Louis and performs regularly in prominent jazz and blues venues around the area.


June 2
8:00 pm
$15 – $20