Take a walk "On the Sunnyside of the Street" with jazz vocalist Dawn Lambeth as she delights you with her effervescent renditions of songs from the Swing Era, evoking the bathtub gin of Boardwalk Empire as well as the top hats and tails of the Great Gatsby.  You'll think you've traveled back in time to an old fashioned supper club as you journey from hot swing tunes of the 1920's to romantic ballads of the Big Band Era.

"Her voice is special – a beautiful instrument, lending itself easily to elation or the bittersweet feelings so often found in the songs of the great period – and she brings deep feeling to her music, without ever emoting or overacting. She doesn’t imitate anyone, but the memorable singers we all know resonate through her own singular approach, gentle and unaffected."
 

2022 Upcoming Shows

Redwood Coast Music Festival

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Eureka's American Roots Festival, Eureka, CA

Third time's a charm! After having to cancel twice during the pandemic, the Redwood Coast festival is back and I'm counting the days (Doesn't a little north coast fog sound good right now?). The festival has put together an incredible lineup and once again I'm "Lucky to be Me", I get to share the stage with some amazing jazz and western swing musicians.

On the jazz front, we'll kick things off Friday with Marc Caparone's Back O' Town All Stars, and that evening I be with guitarist Duke Robillard for a special Duke Robillard Swings set. Later in the weekend I'll join up with Groovus and the Holland & Coots Quintet.

On Saturday night I'll sing with Dave Stuckey's Western Swing All Stars, a 12 piece group (now that's a full stage!) evoking the wonderful music of Bob Wills.

I get to do two more western swing sets with Dave, one Friday night with his band the Hoot Owls, and then on Sunday a special tribute to songwriter Cindy Walker. You may not know her name, but you know her songs. A prolific songwriter, she wrote many classic country songs for Bob Wills and others in the 40's-60's. One of the most recognizable is "You Don't Know Me", made famous by Ray Charles and many others.

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Thursday nights at the Madonna Inn

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Madonna Inn, 100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo

A throwback to a 1960's supper club - join me with the trumpeter Robert Albert most Thursdays in the iconic Madonna Inn ballroom adjacent to the dining room. Music for dancing! Swing, waltzes, cha-chas, bossa novas and lots more. No cover, reservations suggested if you plan to eat in the steakhouse. Dylan Johnson (bass), Karl Welz (saxophone) and Darrell Voss (drums) round out the quintet.

Thursday nights at the Madonna Inn

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Madonna Inn, 100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo

A throwback to a 1960's supper club - join me with the trumpeter Robert Albert most Thursdays in the iconic Madonna Inn ballroom adjacent to the dining room. Music for dancing! Swing, waltzes, cha-chas, bossa novas and lots more. No cover, reservations suggested if you plan to eat in the steakhouse. Dylan Johnson (bass), Karl Welz (saxophone) and Darrell Voss (drums) round out the quintet.

Thursday nights at the Madonna Inn

 —  —

Madonna Inn, 100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo

A throwback to a 1960's supper club - join me with the trumpeter Robert Albert most Thursdays in the iconic Madonna Inn ballroom adjacent to the dining room. Music for dancing! Swing, waltzes, cha-chas, bossa novas and lots more. No cover, reservations suggested if you plan to eat in the steakhouse. Dylan Johnson (bass), Karl Welz (saxophone) and Darrell Voss (drums) round out the quintet.

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