Had smooth-voiced singer Michael Franks never lent his silky pipes and cheeky wordplay to anything past The Art of Tea, the funky 1976 LP that yielded his brilliant "Popsicle Toes" and similar songs, he'd have earned his spot in the annals of music history. That he has continued to cut smart, adult-oriented platters just served to cement his status as the rare pop-jazz performer who can seduce a broad audience without pandering.
|Venue name:||B.B. King Blues Club & Grill||Contact:|
237 W 42nd St
|Cross street:||between Seventh and Eighth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 11am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11am–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority; N, Q, R, 42nd St S, 1, 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Sq|
|Price:||$45, advance $37.50|