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Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Lady Dottie and the Diamonds Liven Up the KPBS Studios

Blues band and San Diego favorites Lady Dottie and the Diamonds were on These Days this morning,  doing their best to get Tom Fudge to stand up and pull out some James Brown moves in the studio. Though the band brought their trademark raw bluesy sound, Tom remained seated.  He did, however, have a big smile on his face.  It would take a lot to get Tom to dance, but I swear Lady Dottie almost made him testify!  The band has a new, self-titled album out which you can buy here.   if you haven't seen the Lady and her diamond boys before, you have plenty of opportunity.  They play all over town, including a show on Wednesday, November 12th at the New Children's Museum as part of  San Diego City Beat's "Best Of" Party.   All proceeds go to support the New Children's Museum. 

The band also has regular gigs every Monday night at U-31 in North Park, and Wednesdays at Henry's Pub and Thursdays at The Harp.  Block off the entire evening since they are known to play four-hour sets.  If heaven's a juke joint with whisky, gambling, and all-night dancing, Lady Dottie and the Diamonds are surely on the bill.  

Ray Ream from Oceanside
November 19, 2008 at 03:16 PM
I love this band. Her voice is powerful. The first time I heard them they were playing a couple Otis Redding tunes and at first her deep voice sounded almost masculine until she started really belting it out. I was immediately jealous of the the band. It's not too often you get to play music with such a singer.