Leilani Kilgore led the jam at the SpeakEasy last night with this Etta James cover song I’d Rather Go Blind. She’s just 17, but she has been out at the jams lately playing with local veteran musicians, and she holds her own. With her on bass is Irakli Aladash, Bruce Hutcherson on drums, TC Tye on keyboard and Justin Fools playing the harmonica.
This video is long and a little too grainy particularly towards the end, but I wanted to capture the whole song.
There was a full house of musicians who came in to jam, but I wasn’t feeling so well and headed out early and missed the rest of it. But I’ll be back next week. This is becoming the place to go Monday nights for blues downtown, and it seems to just get better and better.