Backstage with Elias: Zuri Appleby
[From BUFFALO RISING]
This is the first of a periodic feature showcasing local musicians who are rising, and may be headed for bigger and better things. They perform locally on a regular basis in Buffalo, and are some of our best cultural assets. These are our “must see” musicians… catch them while you can. – Elías Damián Benavídes
The Dutchess of Bass, as she’s come to be affectionately known, Zuri Apppleby has followed a musical path from the earliest days. Verse is about to hit the stage at DBGB in Buffalo’s historic Allentown neighborhood. Zuri on the bass, and her bandmates on their respective instruments. The Neo Soul Tuesdays show has been running for 2 ½ years, and the crowd this evening is a reflection of that. An eclectic mix of musicians, music lovers, neighborhood staples, the usual bar patrons, and not a seat available. You’ll have to find a spot.
This is Zuri’s first night as a lead vocalist, sharing the leads with band founder Mike DiSanto. Usually, there is a featured vocalist, but tonight is for the musicians, and Zuri does not disappoint.
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