Blues and Soul at Medici’s

Singer/guitarist Danny Brooks proves himself as much a versatile soul song-crafter as he does a sturdy blues growler and soul shouter. The Texas-based Canadian transplant serves up much variation within the ballads-to-blues spectrum, delivered in stripped-down duets with vocalist/percussionist partner Lil Miss Debi. 

    Listening to Danny Brooks is like driving out of Memphis, TN on a sunny Saturday morning into the Mississippi Delta listening to WDIA. It’s one of those things where time stands still. A dash of Eddie Hinton, Solomon Burke, Rev. James Cleveland and Howlin’ Wolf are all ingredients in Danny’s soulful musical stew’. states Greg Martin of the Kentucky Headhunters. Maybe Greg Quill, noted musician and arts writer for the Toronto Star, sums it up the best: ‘This is Roots music of great distinction.’

    Texassippi Soul Man Danny Brooks and Lil Miss Debi have been touring extensively throughout North America for the past 5 years. They have released two CDs, “Texassippi Soul Man” (2012) and “This World Is Not Your Friend” (2015) and are currently recording “Get Your Joy On”, slated for a 2017 release. Danny has recorded with legendary producer Johnny Sandlin and the who’s who of Muscle Shoals musicians, including David Hood, Spooner Oldham, Bill Stewart and Scott Boyer.

     The Texassippi Soul Man himself is bringing a bucketful of soul and roots to our town on Friday May 12th. Oliver has grown to become a hotbed of essential live music in the Okanagan Valley and at Medici’s on Fairview Road, we are proud to be part of its core. Tickets for the incredible Texassippi Soul Man Danny Brooks and Little Miss Debi are $25, Seating is assigned and doors will open at 6:30, the soul will start pouring out at 7:30. Medici’s at 522 Fairview Rd. in Oliver. 250-498-2228

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