Fri December 29, 2023
McKINLEY JAMES rocks Fitzgeralds Sidebar

McKinley James

Show: 9:00 pm Doors: 5:00 pm
FITZGERALDS SIDEBAR
$0.00
Ages 21 and Up
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FITZGERALDS SIDEBAR PRESENTS:

McKINLEY JAMES seen HERE

The first thing you notice about McKinley James’ extraordinary new EP Still Standing By is the serious mix of Motown soul and blues-based guitar playing. It doesn’t sound like the type of “blues” you get from traditional purveyors of the genre, but instead from a guitarist who understands chord theory so well you could swear you’re hearing a horn section sometimes. That’s because he leads a duo, and while guitar stores reverberate with licks from ham-fisted modern bluesmen when they don’t know shuffle from shinola, McKinley would walk into that guitar store, plug in, and summon the spirits of his own idols, nearly forgotten pioneers like Otis Rush and Johnny “Guitar” Watson. Still Standing By is his third EP, all of them fine listens, and here’s the thing… McKinley is 19 years old. Already a veteran before he’s old enough to drink.

 

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Grab dinner before the show at BABYGOLD BARBECUE

***PARKING***

There is rather limited street parking in the area, we recommend arriving by rideshare, bicycle, or rickshaw.  


***AGE RESTRICTIONS***

21+, Minors admitted with guardian!

Artists
McKinley James