Music: The blues rock of Parker’s Tangent Thurs., Sept. 19

Parker’s Tangent plays Best Video Performance Space on Thursday., Sept. 19. The show starts at 8 PM and the cover is a sliding scale $5-10 where people pay what they can in that range.

Parker’s Tangent based out of New Haven, CT plays blues and roots based original art rock. The music can be poetic, quiet and touching to bluesy to out and out rocking. This is a professional group that has a lot of fun performing and that fun is picked up by the audience.

The band’s lineup is comprised of a female lead singer whose wonderful, warm sultry voice has been compared to Grace Slick and Norah Jones, drums [also female] guitar, bass, and violin! This is a professional all-star group with each of the musicians having many, many years of experience in other local bands. While the group plays primarily electric they are able to perform acoustically [“unplugged”] as well.

The group for this show is Leslie Broatch (lead vocals), Ken Ryu (violin), Joseph Battad (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Joe Rosano (drums, backing vocals,) “Malibu” Ken Ahlstrom (piano/keyboards), Thomas Fortuna Sr. (percussion), James Baldoni (bass, backing vocals), Arthur Bargar (lead/rhythm guitar, backing vocals, songwriter).

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