Vonda Shepard


For the Gen X return of Blue Suede’s “Hooked on a Feeling,” two culprits are to blame. Reservoir Dogs, we know, but Ally McBeal chanteuse Vonda Shepard is another story. The New York-based singer languished in obscurity for years, losing a part as Michael J. Fox’s sister to Joan Jett and a duet with Peter Cetera to Amy Grant, until David E. Kelley recruited her to sing the Bacharach ballads and Dusty Springfield singles at McBeal and the firm’s trusty after-hours piano bar, often summing up their emotional landscape in song. Tonight, she’ll tackle yours with her signature hit “Searching My Soul.” Somewhere, Robert Downey Jr. is warming up.

Fri., May 14, 8 p.m., 2010