Aloe Blacc+Swamp Dogg
Over the course of his career, neo-soul singer Aloe Blacc has never been one to hide his inspirations. Cut from the same musical cloth as artists like Cee-Lo and Raphael Saadiq, he draws from the wellspring of music left by artists like Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, but with a few of his own twists, like references to Buffalo Springfield and a frankly stunning cover of the Velvet Underground's "Femme Fatale." Today, these influences matter most as he performs as part of the Roots of American Music Festival, which is part of Lincoln Center's Out of Doors.
Sun., Aug. 12, 6 p.m., 2012
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