Dessert with Bessie

Ne­shawn Cal­loway per­forms Bessie Smith trib­ute

Chattanooga Times Free Press - ChattanoogaNow - - MUSIC - BY SU­SAN PIERCE STAFF WRITER

Well-known lo­cal vo­cal­ist Ne­shawn Cal­loway will present her trib­ute to Bessie Smith on Satur­day night, Aug. 25, at Metro Taber­na­cle Church.

Dessert with Bessie will start at 6 p.m. at the church, 2101 W. Shep­herd Road. It can eas­ily be reached by taking Air­port Exit 1-A off High­way 153.

Cal­loway, who heads the vo­cal depart­ment at Cen­ter for Cre­ative Arts, says she will present a set of Smith’s songs that in­cludes “Down­hearted Blues,” “No­body Knows You When You’re Down and Out” and “A Good Man Is Hard to Find.”

“The sec­ond set will be a lot of R&B songs and I will be do­ing a trib­ute to Aretha Franklin,” says the singer.

She will be ac­com­pa­nied by Sound Ad­vice.

The $15 ticket in­cludes cof­fee and dessert. Tick­ets are avail­able on­line at www.ne­shawn.net.

MICHAEL SIM­MONS PHOTO

Ne­shawn Cal­loway.

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