by Nick Spacek
Every year, Kansas City's lady blues singer Kelley Hunt plays all over the country. It's nice to see her making a return to the area on New Year's Eve.
Her fourth album, Mercy, came out this past July to near-universal plaudits, and she draws in fans from all over with her sound that is the very epitome of modern blues.
This is the show to hit if you're looking to do something choice for New Year's. Lawrence's Liberty Hall is a far classier venue than a bar, and certainly more intimate than a hotel ballroom. And, if you'd like to feel a little better about dropping thirty-some dollars plus drinks and whatnot, the show is a benefit for ECKAN/Just Food. Bring a non-perishable food item or a donation check to ECKAN and receive $5 off any Kelley Hunt merchandise (including CDs).