MRM Productions is very proud to present the multi-award winning Echoes of Etta: A Tribute to Etta James, featuring William Blake and Michael Thomas Murray, back at Joe’s Pub for the shows first residency.
Echoes of Etta will celebrate this new ongoing schedule with a special kick-off show on Wednesday June 4 at 9:30 pm, and will be performing every other month through the end of 2014.
Having just been awarded the prestigious MAC Award for “2014 Show of the Year” Blake (lead/co-creator) and Murray (music director/arranger/co-creator) and the entire Echoes team are back to deliver this energetic, no-holds-barred performance that is sure to move you out of your seat.
Blake, the Echoes band, and gorgeous back-up singers, “The Peaches”, excel with stellar musicality led by Michael Thomas Murray’s rockin’ authentic period arrangements with a contemporary twist. This combined with one of the greatest songbooks of all time is sure to have audiences jumping to their feet. Blake delivers palpable life to these long-loved classic songs in this musical testimonial to the legend who bridged the gap between Rock ‘n’ Roll and Rhythm and Blues.
Fans can expect to hear many of their favorite Etta James tunes such as, A Sunday Kind of Love, At Last, Tell Mama, You Can Leave Your Hat On, I’d Rather Go Blind, Something’s Got A Hold On Me and Purple Rain, just to name a few.
We can’t wait to see you there!
"One of the best tribute shows of this, or any year.” -Stephen Hanks (BWW)
Time Out New York – 2013/2014 Critic’s Pick
“super-soulful” -Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal