UPDATE: TONIGHT'S LIZZ WRIGHT SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO ARTIST ILLNESS. Refunds are available at place of purchase through 10/20. The Birchmere has rescheduled the show for Friday, February 11, 2011. Since the date is so far away, The Birchmere is refunding all tickets, and creating a new event for 2/11/11. Tickets for this new show will go on sale this Friday Oct. 8 at Noon through Ticketmaster.
A blues-fired R&B singer with a countrified bent and a gospel and jazz background, Lizz Wright boasts a smoky contralto and impresses with lyrical power, beautiful, elegantly crafted melodies and vocal subtlety. Any fan of Jill Scott, Angie Stone, even Melissa Etheridge or (early) k.d. lang, will find enormous pleasure here. Tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Tickets are $35. Call 703-549-7500 or visit birchmere.com.