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Sonny Knight & The Lakers @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn

Oct 16, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

| $10

Knitting Factory Brooklyn Presents
Sonny Knight & The Lakers
Halle and the Jilt
Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 7:00 PM EDT (6:30 PM Doors)
Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY

Sonny Knight & The Lakers

On April 29, 2014, the debut album from Sonny Knight & The Lakers, I’m Still Here, will be released by Secret Stash Records on LP, CD, and digitally. In person, Sonny Knight defies his 65 years of age. When he talks, his low gravely voice betrays the roundness of his singing. His smile and gestures radiate youthful energy with the reassuring confidence of a captain or pilot; they bring a sense of ease rather than being brash. He is a natural performer, even on a cold Thursday night in Secret Stash’s basement recording studio. Standing in a rehearsal room, framed by old guitar amps, instruments, and blanket covered walls, Sonny stands up to the mic to lay down the vocal track for “I’m Still Here (Pt. 2).” Despite his drab surroundings, eyes closed, he performs for an invisible audience. His body moves in rhythm, arms jabbing like a boxer before a fight. As the horns hit, he jerks his head in time then begins delivering each line. His face physically expresses the emotion of every word and as he reaches the crescendo of the chorus, knees bent, head tilted toward the ceiling, his mouth buckles to unleash the exclamation, “I’M STILL HERE!”