Alegebra Blessett at City Winery DC, Simply FIRE!

By: Tracy Rivers

City Winery. The DMV’s newest location for your musical thirst. CW showcases talent ranging from the Quebec Sisters and PJ Morgan to Brand Nubian. On this night Algebra Blesset brings us chocolate soul dipped in essences of strawberry, raspberry and any other lush fruits that quench your musical soul. New venue notwithstanding, Blesset connected with the intimate, near capacity crowd as if they were old friends catching up; laughs, conversational chit-chat, girl talk, and even sharing a patron’s strawberry cheesecake.

And the music? You already know! With her talented backup singers and FIRE band supporting, Algebra took the crowd to the blue light basement, to church, and even to the streets with a little bit of Go-Go. After all, IT IS D.C. right? At the end, with the crowd screaming out songs they wanted to hear, Ms. Blesset promised not only to come back but to let the audience choose what songs she’d be performing. Music, Wine, & Cheesecake? Can’t wait.