Maxwell coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater
When it comes to grown-ass R&B music, few on this earth do it better than Maxwell, the silky-smooth singer many have likened to a modern Sam Cooke.
When he played Ruth Eckerd Hall in 2009, we wrote: "Nick Jonas never heard screams like this. These were the screams of women, not girls, full-grown women who know what it means to make love, and who wanted nothing more than to experience the act with Mr. Max. ... Maxwell's signature version of the Kate Bush song This Woman's Work was the single best performance of any one song I've seen all summer. Backed by a piano, his chill-inducing falsetto was simple but show-stopping, and the audience sang like a choir behind him."
Maxwell played the Tampa Bay Times Forum in 2010, but we're happy to see he'll be returning to the more intimate Ruth Eckerd Hall for a concert on Aug. 1. Tickets are $41-$175, and they'll go on sale Saturday. Click here for details.
There's still no word on Maxwell's follow-up to 2009's BLACKsummers'night, but we're willing to wait. Maybe by the time he comes to Clearwater, it'll be spinning in bedrooms coast to coast.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*