The performer described as “Stevie Ray Vaughan trapped in a woman’s body with Janis Joplin screaming to get out,” is coming to Lakewood.
She’s bringing an all-star band with her.
Kelly Richey, a critically acclaimed blues guitarist and singer, is slated to perform at The Winchester on Jan. 12 with a new lineup featuring the Freekbass on (wait for it) bass guitar and Jyn Yates on drums.
“Look out, here we come,” Richey said.
They will perform songs from Richey’s upcoming album “Sweet Spirit,” slated for release in March.
“For the most part, I am known for a long guitar solo,” said Richey’s who’s been compared to Jimi Hendrix, Walter Trout, Bonnie Raitt and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
“And this is the first record that has song after song that is very rocking, but they’re songs. They’re marketable. I am so thrilled with this record.”
Richey, a Kentucky native, is touring the Midwest. But this won’t be her first stop in Lakewood.
“I love the Winchester,” she said. “I really like the owners, it’s a really good vibe. And I love Cleveland. We’ve always had a good crowd.
“When people show up, they want to hear music.”
The show is slated to begin at 9 p.m.