Quinn DeVeaux kicks ass. He is single handedly ruling the Bay Area soul scene. Like a young Ray Charles, he exudes the joy of music. Quinn tours relentlessly both solo and with his Blue Beat Review. He has played everywhere from Stern Grove to Bimbo’s, Club Deluxe to The Rite Spot. In March and April, he will tour across the country. But on Saturday, February 21st, he plays a very special solo “living room” show. Okay, it’s a bedroom show…in Oakland…and I helped put it together!
Opening for Quinn is Annelyse Gelman, an amazing poet and songwriter that recently moved to Oakland. Her debut poetry collection, “Everyone I Love Is A Stranger To Someone” was just published in 2014. She makes music as Shoulderblades with various musicians from all over the world.
To top it all off, John Morgan will be there. The John Brothers Piano Company are closing shop this year (or at least making some changes). John is looking to form a new band, and he is talking about moving away. This may be one of the last chances to hear his magic piano fingers.
It all goes down at 817 East 24th Street in Oakland. Be there by 8pm, it is over at 11. $10-15 suggested donation. After 18 months of superb pop-ups, this will be the last for The Octopus Literary Salon as they are nearly ready to open at 2101 Webster Street. Join their mailing list and plan to visit regularly.