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Royal Cuckoo

Courtesy of Lavay Smith

Today’s local music is by Lavay Smith, who counts Dinah Washington and Bessie Smith among her influences. 

Photo by Kathrin Miller / Resized and cropped

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Lavay Smith, vocalist and frontwoman for her band Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers who perform at the Poorhouse Bistro in San Jose on Saturday.