On Saturday evening, I took the family out to Riverview Park to see a free show by jazz and soul vocalist, Spanky Wilson. I Dig Pgh has a great piece on Spanky here. I didn’t know what to expect from this show going in, and as I said on this blog before, I really like going to shows, especially free shows, when I don’t know what exactly I’m going to hear.
Negative reviews are not my thing. So I will say that it was a beautiful night out with the family and I’m glad we went. Musically, however, I hoped Spanky and her band were going to sound something like this…
Here is what Spanky’s set sounded like on Saturday….
Spanky Wilson – vocals
Alton Merrell – piano
Paul Thompson – bass
Thomas Wendt – drums