Funk, soul at Palms

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Niki J. Crawford and her band bring the heat with a high-energy soul get-down. After a short break following her last tour, Crawford is back with a new band, new songs and a new show. On Friday, April 20, the singer, songwriter, bandleader and actress will release her new album “The Second Truth” at The Palms Playhouse at 8 p.m.

Crawford has a powerful and melodic voice. The singer/songwriter crafts poignant lyrics and creates music with a soul, funk and R&B sound listeners can feel.

Crawford and her band members have shared the stage and have played with Carlos Santana, Snoop Dogg, Al Green, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Aaron Neville, Macy Grey, Booker T Jones, The Roots, Chicano Batman, Galactic and Orgone. She has performed on various late-night TV shows such as Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, and Saturday Night Live, and lit up festival stages across the world.

Tickets for Niki J. Crawford’s Friday, April 20 show at The Palms Playhouse are $18 and are available online via The Palms’ website and through Eventbrite as well as at Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters, Armadillo Music in Davis, Davids’ Broken Note in Woodland and at the door if not sold out.

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