Monday, February 10, 2014

Dessy Di Lauro Brings Neo-Ragtime to the West and the South.

This is a break from the usual stuff of this site, and the jazz/hip hop hybrid has been done (there was once Blu Cantrell, and then Christina Aguilera dedicated an entire album to it, for two), but there's a nice change from the usual '70s/'80s/'90s rehash in Dessy Di Lauro, performer of her own genre, neo-ragtime, which is exactly as one would expect. This is genuine singing ability, kitsch, humor, and danceability at once. Dessy's also local to L.A., performs with her pianist husband, Ric'key Pageot, and has a couple of shows coming up in Santa Monica and Long Beach.

Visit 2013's This is Neo-Ragtime.

Friday, February 14th
Harvelle's Santa Monica
1432 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA

Friday February 21st
Harvelle's Long Beach
201 E. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802

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