Berklee BeanTown Jazz FestivalRobin McKelle and the Flytones
Not since Dusty Springfield invaded Memphis has a white female singer dished up so flavorful a bucket of soul. Robin McKelle’s passion for classic American R&B—not the pasteurized pop produced by Motown, but the raw stuff that poured forth from Stax and Atlantic—was first exercised two years ago when she swung away from big band swing to deliver the down-and-dirty Mess Around. Now she performs alongside the hard-partying Flytones. Led by bassist and co-producer Derek Nievergelt.