Bay Area soul/blues singer Quinn DeVeaux — a man who has certainly earned his place as a hard-working staple of the SF music scene — will celebrate the release of two new LPs on November 2 at the Great American Music Hall. Each LP will capture a different side of DeVeaux’s style: The first LP, titled Originals, is louder and wilder and features DeVeaux’s entire backing band, The Blue Beat Review. The second, Late Night Drive, is a mellower solo album which should more clearly capture his soulful vocals.
Perhaps you’ve seen DeVeaux play an acoustic set at Rite Spot for 15 people, or maybe you’ve caught him at Club Deluxe in the Upper Haight with his full band, or, more likely, you’ve never seen him at all. If that’s the case and you have any kind of a soft spot for modern soul and blues, I’d make it a priority to mark this show down. It’s almost impossible not to enjoy his music as soon as he starts singing. I mean, c’mon, look at that smile.