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BLUES, BOOGIE-WOOGIE | Hanna PK Duo

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Man,I tell ya, it's often hard to capture that pop 'n' sizzle electricity of a live show. Likewise, it can be tough for a musician to copy the precision and control of a studio performance. Well, I've seen Hanna PK about a half dozen times, and she always plays forthright and steady, though perhaps a little shy. But there is no bashful in her boogie with her new release with her band The Blue Hearts. "The Blues Is Here to Stay" is a slick collection of vintage-tinged blues, bop, and boogie-woogie piano work. Whether stridin' the 88's all by her lonesome or getting low down and greasy with her in-the-pocket band, the whole, 13-song affair of mostly original compositions is aces, front to back. It'll make your jelly roll.

Hanna PK and guitarist Aleks Disljenkovic play Friday, January 11, 8 p.m. at The Little Theatre Café, 240 East Avenue. Free. 258-0400. thelittle.org; hearhanna.com.

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