Will Quinlan, a staple in the Bay area music scene, has the perfect voice for that weekday to weekend transition, and he told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay that his Friday night solo set at Ella’s will include “... lots of new stuff in the mix, sprinkled with a few of the old war horses and a select cover or two.”
Fingers crossed for cuts from the songwriter’s forthcoming solo album Articles of Redemption that could see a summertime release. The Americana singer is trying to get as many local musicians to contribute to the project as possible. After the solo album release, expect a new one from him with his band The Holy Slow Train which will include the amazing single “We Bastard Souls.” Grab a tissue, this one got me feeling some type of way. Seating is limited so make a reservation in advance if you want one. And if you’re not done celebrating Mardi Gras, then sleep in the Ella’s parking lot because Tampa band The Jazz Phools brings New Orleans style jazz to Soul Food Sunday.
Will Quinlan, Fri. Feb 19, 9 p.m. / The Jazz Phools, Sun. Feb 21, 3 p.m. Both shows are free. Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe, Tampa. INFO
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