Artist of the day: Rebekah Pulley
Rebekah Pulley needs no introduction to anyone with even a casual knowledge of the Tampa Bay music scene. The St. Pete singer-songwriter is a tireless performer who’s taken the stage at just about every venue and festival you can name, and she’s releasing a new CD, Tralala, that infuses her trademark smokey, Southern folk with elements of jazz and the blues. Sister Sally is a spiritual river of horns and organs, and The Drug Song is its swoony, drunken cousin. Spin is a bright and clever ditty about love in a crazy world. It’s an irrepressible, incredibly enjoyable collection.
Tonight, Pulley is among the performers at American Stage’s First Annual Acoustic Holiday Concert, starting at 7:30 p.m. A long list of local singer-songwriters, including Ronny Elliott, Gale Trippsmith, Jayne Kelli and Rob Tyre, will perform perform holiday covers and originals. Pulley will offer a cover of Baby It’s Cold Outside and her own December 25th (which is included on Tralala). The show is at 7:30 p.m. at American Stage in St. Pete, with a post-show party in the lobby at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 advance, $17 day of show. Click here for details.
And on Saturday, Pulley and her band, the Reluctant Prophets, will officially release Tralala with a party and concert at the Ale and the Witch in St. Petersburg. Ronny Elliott and the Nationals will also be there. Click here for details.