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3/31: Tia Carroll and Hard Work

Posted by novoscene on March 31, 2008

Bay Area singer  Tia Carroll has, as they say, pipes. This Richmond born soul and R&B singer has a voice that can creep like a scorned lover then wail like a banshee, all while keeping a firm hold over her band of funky players, aptly named Hard Work. When she plays Yoshi’s tonight, expect a lot of it.

Carroll style is drenched in the blues with sides of southern rock. She sings about cheating lovers and no good men with the best if them and often draws comparisons to Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin. Since playing her first gig at a backyard barbecue she’s toured the world singing with the likes of Gladys Knight, Ray Charles, Patti LaBelle and Tower of Power. Last year she was awarded the New Female Blues Artist of the Year by the Bay Area Blues Society.

It’s said that Carroll came out of the womb singing, and while there’s no verification, she’s done a alot of living, loving and singing since. Check out her show tonight to see one of the area’s finest.

Tia Carroll and Hard Work
$10 both shows
8 and 10pm
Yoshi’s
510 Embarcadero West, Oakland
www.yoshis.com

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