Wednesday 6 May 2015

May 30: Nancy Dutra is going to make you love her. Trust us.

If you're a fan of the Americana genre, you need to come to this show. Nancy Dutra is one of those musicians who deserves to be FAR better known than she is.

A deep, warm alto voice that sings clearly and without embellishment or overdone drama; guitar that supports the voice and the lyrics; and songs that take the diverse music Dutra grew up with (fado and early country) and find a new way of dealing with familiar subjects: love, loss, and hope.

Respected magazine No Depression said this about her CD Time Will Tell: "then there came this voice. The one that emanated from the speakers had gentle jazz guitar notes spilling around like brandy in a big sniffer glass. It was a smooth blues voice . It has just enough jazz in it to intrigue the untrained ear -- to turn toward the speaker and listen, listen, listen."

No less a songwriter than Ron Sexsmith says: “A clear and unaffected voice and songs that are soulful, unpretentious and timeless.”

See what I mean? Even a hissing expresso machine can't break that spell (observant viewers will notice BobCat alumna Amy Campbell in that video -- this was her series of shows).

I can't think of a better way to spend a fine spring evening that getting some of that in my ears. Can you?

Our opening act this time is The Hutchison Jammers, making their BobCat debut!

WHEN: May 30, 2015, 7:00 for mingling; 8:00 music
WHO: Nancy Dutra
WHERE: BobCat, 214 Northwestern Avenue
WHAT: bring your own booze, and if you want to, a snack to share with the crowd or a food donation for HighJinx!
HOW: suggested donation $20 (all funds to artist); drop off cheques or cash or use Interac or Paypal to transfer money via email.

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