Blues, Folk, & Country

Lissy Walker

When: Wed., March 10, 8 p.m. 2010

Jazz singerLissy Walker makes her Freight debut to celebrate her first album Life Is Sweet with an all-star big band that includes pianist John R. Burr, Scott Nygaard on guitar, and Jon Evans on bass. A lifelong actress, Walker has a voice that brings out the subtle nuances of the songs she sings, with jazzy arrangements that are flavored with folk, pop, and country music. On record, and in her live sets, her repertoire includes expected chestnuts by masters like Irving Berlin and Johnny Mercer as well as with Nick Drake, Randy Newman and Ray Davies. Singer/songwriter Alexis Harte opens the show with his small folk ensemble. Lissy Walker plays Wednesday March 10 at the Freight in Berkeleyat 8:30 pm. $18.50 advance, $19.50 door Thefreight.org

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Price: $18.50-$19.50

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