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Artist of the day: Beth McKee




New Orleans music fans probably recognize bluesy singer-keyboardist Beth McKee from her days in the band Evangeline, which signed to Jimmy Buffett's record label in the early 1990s.

In recent years she's taken up residence in Orlando, though she still claims a sort of musical residency in N'awlins -- as well she should; her music drips with the salty soul of Cajun blues and boogie-woogie. In 2009, she released I'm That Way, an album of songs by Louisiana songwriter Bobby Charles (See You Later Alligator).

McKee's voice has been compared to that of Bonnie Raitt and Dusty Springfield, and she's racked up enough rock 'n' roll street cred over the years to pick up some pretty sweet gigs around Tampa and Orlando. 

Recently, McKee opened for Tab Benoit at Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa. And then on Friday, she'll be back at Skipper's, opening for Buckwheat Zydeco. Tickets are $15-$20. Click here for details.

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 6:03pm]


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