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WHISK & QUILL/Rockin’ with the Minxes

Jordan Wright
By Jordan Wright
Posted on Dec 01,2010
Filed Under Entertainment , Local Style,
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Courtesy Photo <br />Erin Dickins' sophisticated scat, swing and ballads remind the listener that she was one of the founding members of Manhattan Transfer.
Courtesy Photo
Erin Dickins' sophisticated scat, swing and ballads remind the listener that she
was one of the founding members of Manhattan Transfer.

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - Three separate CD launches this month took me from Old Town’s MetroStage to Easton, Maryland’s Avalon Theatre.
 
Lori Williams has performed with The Greats -- Keter Betts, Jerry Butler, Jazzmaster Slide Hampton and Ben E. King -- to cull but a few from a long list of collaborations.  

Courtesy Photo  <br />Sylver Logan Sharp
Courtesy Photo
Sylver Logan Sharp

In her most recent concert she performed numbers from her debut CD, “Lori Williams, Healing Within” at MetroStage earlier last month to a hugely receptive audience.
 
William’s sensually sophisticated style is nuanced with her gospel roots.  
Watching her slink across the stage you just have to lean back and wonder how such tremendously complex and rhythmic vocals can come from her tiny frame.
 
In a musical two-fer, Sylver Logan Sharp, a flaming redheaded minx formerly of the sizzling disco band Chic, opened for longtime friend Williams.  

The sizzling Sylver Sharp performs locally at Bohemian Caverns in DC.  She will make you jump out of your seat and root for every impossible note she hits.
 
Break out the martinis and the silver cocktail shaker for song stylist Erin Dickins, who thrilled the packed house at the art deco Avalon Theatre in Easton with songs from her newest CD, “Nice Girls.”  

Dickins' sophisticated scat, swing and ballads remind the listener that she was one of the founding members of Manhattan Transfer.  

With a nine-piece backup band that has more industry awards than an evening’s worth of Grammies, Dickins tore the place up, tossing her signature pearls to the crowd.  

She has performed with the likes of James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Bette Midler, James Brown, Randy Neuman, Roberta Flack, Peabo Bryson, Barry Manilow, Leonard Cohen, Dr. John, Paul Butterfield and Levon Helm.

For more information go to www.WhiskandQuill.com or contact Jordan@whiskandquill.com


Courtesy Photo <br />Lori Williams<br />
Courtesy Photo
Lori Williams






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