Twanna Turner, 1-4-5, New Year's Eve, a set on Flickr.
Twanna Turner performing at the 1-4-5 in Rio Linda, near Sacramento, California.
We were there to see my friend's dad's band; I'd promised to take photos. After their set was finished, Twanna Turner and her band took the floor (definitely the floor, not the stage; there is no stage). What a chance! A little like the time that Jade and I happened upon Sean Lennon and his band doing a sound check at the watery edge of Manhattan: a random meeting of music and location bring together something special.
Rio Linda, not Sacramento's most prestigious area. The 1-4-5 Club, a cosy bar-restaurant hosting live music, tucked away on the far side of Elkhorn Boulevard between Citrus Heights and Sacramento's airport. And Twanna Turner; tiny lady with a huge voice. And what a voice!
She was singing as the happy crowd danced around her; everyone smiling.
I want to hear her sing again.
Twanna is the daughter of the late Ike Turner. Her voice is all her own.
I don't believe the band who played last night were the same band as on her website, but I didn't catch all the names. If you know them, please let me know so that I can credit the musicians.
(Photographers note: very very little light at this venue, just a couple of recessed lights located behind the performers. These pictures shot with Canon 5D Mk II and mostly with Canon 50mm 1:1.8 lens, at 3200 ASA...)
Twanna Turner: www.twannaturner.com/
1-4-5 Club, 6750 Front St, Rio Linda: www.yelp.com/biz/145-club-rio-linda