Blue Year's Eve with Kaleigh Baker and Her Enablers

Kaleigh Baker

“Among the many gifts given with both hands to formerly local, currently New York-prowling singer-songwriter Kaleigh Baker – aside from that Swiss Army knife of a voice – is her innate grasp of momentum. On her new EP, The Weight of It All, Baker and producer Justin Beckler play the puppet masters, building suspense without ever seeming coy about it. Baker is capable of communicating volumes with a simple vocal lilt, and on the moments in which her register nose-dives headfirst into the emotional muck (“Sugardaddy”) or propels like a jet into the stratosphere (“Love Letter to a Burning Man”), she never fails to rouse the senses.” ” The Weight of It All is the roar of a soulful lioness and will go a long way toward proving to the world what Orlando’s known for a long time: Kaleigh Baker is a legend in the making.” – Justin Strout, Orlando Weekly

She takes another hit of whiskey and heads out with her band, a star sextet she's amassed from members of local jazz crew Swing in Time and Sam Rivers' Rivbea Orchestra. And then, she goes nearly deaf.

"I couldn't hear anything. I was in some weird zone," says Baker.

What happens after that moment is entirely unpredictable and nearly magical. With impeccable swagger, vocal chops as playful as Diane Schuur with a Patti Smith bent and backing musicians telekinetically linked to Baker's every whim, she shrugs off the jitters and brings the house down. Behind the enraptured masses and off to the side sits Baker's benefactor, Alexandra Sarton, that inescapable invisible hand of Orlando's female music scene, grinning knowingly and nodding her head.

Oak Hill Drifters

Oak Hill Drifters span the rockabilly, country and early R&B genres with ease, with nods to Janis Martin, Bob Wills, The Everly Brothers, Little Willie John and Charlie Feathers alike. The high energy provided by Craig Roy's upright bass and the kickin' drums by Tom Pearce will keep your feet moving and your head nodding, and the dual vocals and harmonies from Tom Cooper and Rachel Decker will keep you wanting more.

Stephen Rock

Southern Gothic Music with Arkansas roots, now growing in Orlando.

$10.00

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Don't be caught with your drawers down
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THIS BLUE YEARS EVE, Kaleigh Baker and Her Enablers are returning for the third year in a row with an entire evening devoted to TOM WAITS. Joining the lineup of the first time is local Western Swing Sweeties "Oak Hill Drifters" Folk Darlin, Stephen Rock and Guitarist and Front Man Extraordinaire, Joshua Lamkin.

Doors 8PM
Show 9PM
$10 Cover

 

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