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Lillian Boutté – The Delta Queen (Outhouse Productions)

By | Published on Friday 15 August 2014

It’s raining in Edinburgh, but jazz and gospel legend Lillian Boutté is ready to welcome us. With eyes twinkling and a voice lighter than air, she’s a warm presence; bopping and shuffling her way through a superb set. ‘C’est Si Bon’ is a highlight, enlisting her superb band on vocals to great effect. A stately cover of ‘What A Wonderful World’ provides a moving ending as Boutté travels the room thanking everyone in turn. She may have been unsuccessful in getting this sleepy Sunday audience to get up and dance out of their seats, but that’s just because they’re transfixed. With hugs all round afterwards, she warms us up and sends us back out in to the cold night.

Outhouse, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Laura Kidd]