Smokey's Secret Family
The guitarist has shelved the Western Swing he holds dear and jumped into a mélange of Cuba and Africa that has an earthy strut and plenty of forward motion. From buttoned down cha-cha variations to frothy Caribbean rumba, this crew has a way of sending soloists into the stratosphere. Last time I caught 'em reed player Doug Wieselman was somewhere past Pluto, fueled by the two hand percussionists. Need an instant party?
Fri., Dec. 6, 10 p.m., 2013
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