Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Jan. 10: Maceo Parker at the Napa Valley Opera House

Posted By on Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 11:10 AM

When everyone from James Brown to Parliament to Prince to De La Soul wants you in their band, you know you’re doing something right. The great saxophonist Maceo Parker is synonymous with soul music. Say just the first name—“Maceo”—and everyone knows there’s gonna be a riot goin’ on. Parker is 68 but looks 40, and still blows his horn like a teenager. He also brings with him one of the meanest bands in the business, with Rodney “Skeet” Curtis as a secret weapon on bass. It’s always a dance party when Maceo plays, and something tells me the seating chart isn’t going to be able to constrain the groove on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Napa Valley Opera House. 1030 Main St., Napa. 8pm. $35—$40. 707.226.7372.

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