Soul Search Council – Tickets – The Casbah – San Diego – San Diego, CA – January 6th, 2017

Soul Search Council

Casbah and San Diego Freak Out present

Soul Search Council

DJ Claire, Mike Turi, Ms. Angie, Mark Garcia, Pat & Lety Beers, MrMazee, Lady Dottie and the Diamonds

Fri, January 6, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Casbah - San Diego

San Diego, CA

$7.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Lady Dottie and the Diamonds
Lady Dottie and the Diamonds
Without even realizing it, 60-year-old Whitsett has created a San Diego supergroup. Her old-fashioned blues band, Lady Dottie and the Diamonds, is made up, not of aging blues rockers, but of young, hipster musicians. But Whitsett, a cook at the Mission Café, doesn't care that she's playing with members from Gogogo Airheart and Jejune. She's just interested in their skills.
"The only time we practice is when we're playing," she says. "Well, really they all just follow me."

While the band doesn't perform original music, its covers of Etta James and Aretha Franklin songs are gritty and passionate enough to sound like the real thing. The band fuses a rollicking piano with sultry stand-up bass, but the show-stealer is the Alabama-bred Whitsett. Her voice sounds like a combination of all the greatest blues albums you've ever heard.
"I've been singing all my life," she said. "Not in a money-making way; I've just been singing the blues for fun. That's sufficient enough for me."
Venue Information:
The Casbah - San Diego
2501 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, CA, 92101