Favorite

Raheem DeVaughn 

With Chrisette Michele. Thursday, June 5, at House of Blues.

Raheem DeVaughn comes clean about his House of Blues gig.
  • Raheem DeVaughn comes clean about his House of Blues gig.

Raheem DeVaughn comes from the Marvin Gaye school of soul-singing. Dude's got a big, smooth voice that he wraps around equally big, smooth grooves. If people were still calling old-school R&B neo-soul, DeVaughn would surely be one of its leaders. His latest album, Love Behind the Melody, definitely has its eyes on the bedroom, but there's enough variety to work in other less romantic settings too. Tourmate Chrisette Michele rides a similar vibe on her debut, I Am. The 25-year-old New Yorker broke through with a guest spot in Jay-Z's "Lost Ones," but her jazzy inflections are more Billie than Aretha.

Speaking of Show Preview

Latest in Livewire

More by Michael Gallucci

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

Staff Pick Events

  • Wade Oval Wednesdays (Music Around Town)

    • Wednesdays. Continues through Aug. 30
  • The Mike Polk Jr. Show Live @ Hilarities Comedy Club

    • Tue., July 25
  • Open Turntable Tuesday @ Goldhorn Brewery

    • Tuesdays

© 2017 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation