Tuesday, 30 May 2017


Carleen Anderson: Cage Street Memorial

There are a few artists who you just have to see perform live when you get the chance. Carleen Anderson is absolutely top of the list for me, having one of the most versatile voices I've ever heard.


In recent years, Carleen's been exploring different ways of exploring the story of her roots in America's gospel-rich deep south, and her migration to the UK. And so her first words tonight welcomed "the congregation," and the show journeyed seamlessly between gospel, jazz, soul and blues backed by her virtuoso band.

It was an astonishing and unmissable evening, even though the theatre was barely half-full. Music fans of Oxford take note: you missed out on a legend.

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