In September, singer Jessie Galante performed in public for the first time since the 2013 death of her husband, esteemed producer and recording engineer Larry Swist. The show took place at the Sportsmen’s Tavern, and found Galante performing songs from “The Show Must Go On,” her final album with Swist, backed by an all-star band of Buffalo musicians.
The evening was an emotional and cathartic one for Galante, and whet her appetite for further shows. Now, with “The Show Must Go On” officially on the market, Galante will reconvene her virtuosic collective for a celebratory show at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Tralf Music Hall (622 Main St.)
Galante will be joined by guitarist Kenny Hawkins (Rick James), bassist Rishon Odel (Najee, Outkast), guitarist Myron McAdory (Process & the Doo Rags), and drummer Daniel Powell (Stanley Jordan, Najee, Alex Bugnon). Galante also will welcome renowned area vocalists blues siren DeeAnn Di Meo Tompkins and former Need frontwoman Susan Kincaid.
Also performing are blues/soul guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Mick Hayes and his band, as well as sibling acoustic duo Identical Differences.
Tickets are $15 advance, $20 day of show (box office, Ticketmaster).
– Jeff Miers