The genius of blues and soul man Ray Charles still captivates audiences, and this week the best Bay Area musicians celebrate his songbook in the Ray Charles Project
. Singer Tony Lindsay and pianist David K. Matthews, both formerly of Santana, lead the ensemble of players that includes celebrated blues guitarist Chris Cain and groovy Bay Area bassist Dewayne Pate. Singer Linda Tillery, currently the head of the Cultural Heritage Choir and a central figure in the women's music movement of the '70s and '80s, will also lend her powerful voice, along with S.F. bandleader Glenn Walters. This swinging septet brings the music of Ray Charles to life on Monday, June 15, at City Winery Napa, 1030 Main St., Napa. 8pm. $25. 707.260.1600.