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& the Blue Beat Review
February 07, 2013
Early-gospel steeped in rock 'n' roll
Thursday, February 7
Quinn DeVeaux and The Blue Beat Review is the dance floor between the sweet old times and new hard times. It’s New Orleans soul and early blues with the depth of cracked hands combined with the contagious dance rhythm you’ve been looking for all night. You hear the upright bass and drums lock into a rolled drop beat, then the piano licks up and around the groove, then a drip dried guitar jumps in followed by three lovely voices making harmonies round the rhythm, and then on top comes Quinn, with his tones of joy.
This band is dance music for when you are feeling wrong and you wanna feel right. This band is dance music for when you are feeling right and you wanna feel so fine. This band will make you clutch your heart. This band will make you move your feet. This band is the new blue beat.
Quinn DeVeaux has packed houses and astounded audiences in the bay area for years with his smooth and dirty spank you voice and cool melodic songwriting. First he started an early Chicago Blues band and then a New Orleans soul and gospel band. Both groups had audiences clamoring for more. Now he has combined it all in the Blue Beat Review a self-styled crossroads of his many musical roots. Quinn harnesses the likes of Ray Charles, John Hurt, Fats Domino and Bo Diddley. His songwriting is the classic influence made fresh. With all the style and subtlety of the great soul/blues singers of the earth bound golden days, his band keeps audiences in a state of joy.