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709 Washington Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701

Jo Gore Halloween Motown Funk Show

October 28, 2017  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $10


Jo Gore won’t be singing no jazz standards tonight! Instead, she’ll be dipped in black cat vinyl while belting out Motown, R&B, and Soul tunes for three hours straight. So join ‘little git down brown’ and the fellas for some funky Halloween debauchery, dressed in your spookiest (or goofiest) Halloween attire for a costume contest.  Jo’s band includes Doug Largent, Logan Butler, and Theous Jones.

And be ready to bust a gut with Lauren Weiner. We’re expecting a full house, so purchase tickets early.

Join the fun bunch!

COSTUME CONTEST!  Winner gets a $25 bar tab.

Josephine Gore grew up singing in Spring Hill Baptist Church alongside her father who was the church pianist and deacon. The daddy-daughter duo performed extensively at churches and revivals throughout southeastern North Carolina. Church audiences were enthralled with the four-year-old’s ability to memorize an entire catalog of hymns and spirituals. She was the little girl with the big voice.

As a teenager, she would plunder through her grandfather’s record collection, playing albums by Mahalia Jackson, Ray Charles, James Brown and Nina Simone. She’s been hooked on jazz, blues, and soul ever since.

Jo Gore mesmerizes audiences with her angelic voice and electrifying stage presence while remaining true to her love of classic, soul and jazz standards. Each performance is full of love, life, music, and story-telling. These days, she’s the woman with the big voice and audiences are still enthralled.