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Skipper’s Welcomes Alligator Records’ Eric Lindell

By July 13, 2008

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Eric Lindell will celebrate the release of his new Alligator CD Low on Cash, Rich in Love on Friday, July 18, 8 p.m., with a live performance at Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $13 at the door.

Lindell’s combination of sweet melodic soul with foot-stomping R&B, swamp pop, funk and blues have won him critical praise as well as devoted fans here in the Tampa Bay area. His recent set in Coachman Park during the Sea-Blues Festival had the crowds cheering.

The California-born, New Orleans-schooled singer/songwriter/guitarist soaked up the musical sounds of San Francisco during his youth which led him to pick up the bass and then the guitar. After years of performing at bars on the West Coast, Lindell formed his own band in 1993, enticing audiences with late-night jam sessions. He left for New York in 1998, gigging there for a year before heading to New Orleans.

In Louisiana, Lindell discovered the roots music scene and made a name for himself, eventually drawing the likes of Branford Marsalis, the Neville Brothers and John Scofield to his shows.

Low on Cash, Rich in Love is Lindell’s follow-up to his 2006 Alligator Records debut, Change in the Weather.

On the stage, Lindell is known for unstoppable grooves and excellent musicianship. The show at Skipper’s promises to be a lively and entertaining evening.

Photo courtesy of ALLIGATOR RECORDS.

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