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The local Stacy Brooks Band is not breaking any new ground with its Chicago-style electric blues, but thanks to Brooks’ booming vocals, her group displays a timeless vitality. Brooks, a D.C. native who moved to Germany with her Army-stationed father and returned to the area in 1988, has been singing onstage since age 5, when she opened for her mother’s gospel group. With her band on two albums and live since 2007, Brooks’ voice has ignited originals like “My Name is Stacy” and standards including “Rock Me Baby,” “Black Drawers,” and “Downhome Blues.” While those latter numbers might be blues clichés, Brooks infuses lyrics like “I want you to rock me baby, like my back ain’t got no bone” with a sexiness that would impress its co-writer, B.B. King.
The Stacy Brooks Band performs at 6 p.m. at Westminster Church, 400 I St. SW. $5. Free for children under 16. westminsterdc.org. (202) 484-7700.