Blues Artist Zakiya Hooker

When:
October 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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2019-10-27T20:00:00-04:00
Where:
The Velvet Note
4075 OLD MILTON PARKWAY, Alpharetta, GA, 30005
United States

Zakiya Hooker is quite familiar with the blues. You could even say she had
a front-row seat to view the best the genre had to offer, right in her own living room. Her dad was the renowned blues giant John Lee Hooker. To be the daughter of a Living Legend is a major obstacle. To choose to follow in his footsteps is amajor undertaking. But rather than relying on her father, Zakiya has pursued life and music on her own terms, overcoming personal tragedy and skepticism along the way. But you know what they say, the fruit never falls too far from the tree.
This certainly rings true with Zakiya. A strong and versatile vocalist, Zakiya has carved out a market for herself The Jazzy Blues sound takes you in and out of songs like
Hey Lady, Baby you Busted, Receipt To Sing The Blues and Protect me from the Blues. The songs are from her debut European CD Another Generation of the Blues and her second International release on Pointblank/Virgin, Flavors of the Blues. In 2003 Zakiya released a live CD in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Colors Of The Blues
Zakiya’ s fourth CD, Keeping It Real was released June 16, 2009 on their company label, Boogie With The Hook Records. Zakiya Hooker is a regal combination of sass
and soul. Keeping It Real is a defining contribution to her legacy as a woman singing the blues. Zakiya made her debut performance in 1991 with her dad, John Lee Hooker, at the Kaiser Center Theatre in Oakland, CA. Since that time Zakiya has gone on to perform on shows with the likes of Etta James, Charles Brown, John Hammond, Taj Mahal and many more.
Zakiya Hooker is John Lee Hooker’s living legacy. She is the singer-songwriter daughter of this American Icon and she is carrying her father’s seminal blues torch confidently into the new millennium.

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