Whether you recognize the name or not, the voice of Aloe Blacc is unmistakable. Blacc, a former rapper born Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III from California, is the man featured on “Wake Me Up,” the mega-mega club hit he co-wrote with DJ Avicii. He’s also the behind the ridiculously catchy “I Need a Dollar” and the hat-tip to Elton John, “The Man.” Much like Stevie Wonder, Blacc has rich, soulful vocals that can be both deeply emotional and uplifting, as best heard on his latest album, Lift Your Spirit.
Tue., Sept. 30, 7 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 24, 2014