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Miss Quincy sings smooth blues

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It is always a pleasure to see Vancouver blues singer Miss Quincy and the Showdown.

 Their Feb. 28 show at the Slice was definitely a highlight of the year so far. Not only is Miss Quincy, aka Jodi Peck, endlessly charming (She can tell a racy story that will just make you alternately smile and blush), but she is also a very impressive singer and a killer guitarist. They had a decent sized Thursday night crowd of approximately 25, many of whom were dancing.

Peck and company’s first set  featured much of their latest CD, “Like The Devil Does.” beginning with “Dirty Sunday.”

Miss Quincy plays a solo. Photo by Richard Amery
 Peck , looking and sounding like a bluesy Joan Jett , sang in a sexy, sultry jazz tinged voice while picking her guitar with her fingers.
 Her stand-up bassist laid down a smooth groove and their drummer, who had only been playing with them for a month, held it all together.
Peck told a story about the next song being about her ex-boyfriend‘s wife, then, played one of several upbeat blues rockers.

 She followed that up with “Dangerous,” a highlight of the new CD about burning down a house.

 She told another interesting story about being tied to  the railroad tracks and then dropped on her head on them during the video shoot for “Silent Movie.”
 That was followed by “Going Down,” one of the sexiest tracks from the new CD.Miss Quincy rocking the blues. Photo by Richard Amery

  Miss Quincy  and the Showdown are probably the only band who can make Ray Wylie Hubbard’s disturbing “Snake Farm,” sound sexy. It is always a highlight  when they play it.

 She showed her jazz influences and her gorgeous voice on “Sugar,” which she began by just singing, and backed by that smooth bass groove and softly understated drums.
 She began an outstanding second set featuring a lot of new, upbeat rockers and by blowing some beautiful harmonica. The title track of the new CD was a highlight as always.

 She  introduced a hot version  of “Put a Spell on You” by noting they have been playing a few shows with burlesque dancers and  laughing “this is is a social experiment. People usually take off their clothes to this song.”
 Nobody did this time, but most of the audience were dancing in front of the stage to it.

 After a couple of up beat blues  rockers, they wound down a  hot set with a smooth, jazz tinged number “ My Heart Belongs to Daddy.”

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 March 2013 10:53 )  
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