RESIDENCY NIGHT with
**THE CROOKED STUFF**
PLUS GINA SICILIA
**The Crooked Stuff**
The Crooked Stuff is heavy electro soulfunk from San Francisco.
Deep vibes, spacious, thumping and a bit haunting with spaced out keys and fuzz driven bass... The Crooked Stuff is a cross-pollinated hybrid of heavy soul, electronic funk and head nodding beats. Featuring current, former and special guest members from Vinyl, Galactic and Tree Of Frogs – the band has the sound DNA to move assess and entertain music loving minds. Come get some...
Dynamic vocalist and live performer Gina Sicilia’s new album, Tug of War, celebrates her status as one of the reigning voices in modern blues and marks a potent evolution in her songwriting. The 11-song set is Sicilia’s seventh release since her emergence as a doyenne of the genre a decade ago. Today, Sicilia’s experience and the fully realized powers of her warm, flexible, emotionally nuanced singing resonate like never before. Tug of War’s title alludes to the complexities of life, which ring throughout this album’s original tracks, mostly written by Sicilia. And it speaks of her own experiences. “I’ve been through a lot in the past three years,” she relates. “I suffered through a painful and dramatic event in my life and needed to start over, so I moved to Nashville—where I didn’t know anybody, and went into a period of really challenging myself as a songwriter.” That desire to raise the bar on her own artistry was an important part of Sicilia’s decision to relocate from her native Philadelphia to Nashville. “Becoming part of a community that includes some of the best songwriters and musicians in the world has been inspiring,” she explains. “On any night of the week, you can hear amazing performances and great songs that sound so truthful and deep. I took that inspiration to heart."