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The Love Leighs + Rafael Bustamante Sarria
March 14, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm| $15
The Love Leighs combine the ukulele strums and stunning voices of Raina Leigh and Jessica Leigh, at times angelic and sultry, with the side-man stylings of guitar star Jimmie Dreams and the formidable Josh Flowers’ upright bass to play award-winning, “new-timey” 20th Century American roots music. You’ll think you’ve heard their songs before, though they are as fresh as the band’s on-stage banter. Their tightly threaded two- and three-part harmonies, lively grooves, and Vaudevillian flair have been featured in world-wide syndication on the Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour, as well as on the foremost uke-centric web hub, UkuleleHunt.com. They never fail to start toes tapping and get the dancers out on the floor, bringing you the twisted, delightful, dark, sizzling and sassy songs you’ve always longed for.
Rafael Bustamante Sarria is the Colombian/Nicaraguan San Francisco singer songwriter and band leader for the Bay Area music group La Gente. With his group Rafael has created his own multi-lingual blend of Reggae, Cumbia, Hip-Hop, Rock, Salsa and Reggaeton. Rafael Sarria has performed at numerous festivals, universities, radio stations, museums, art galleries and major venues all over the US. For example: San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Austin, Portland and New York. As well as internationally in Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Nicaragua, England, Italy, France, and Spain.
“Ukeleles, when properly wielded, are badass. The Love Leighs wield them properly… Good songs are good songs, and that’s exactly what these folks play.” — Sean Valant, Texas Tattoos and Music Reviews