No one forgets the first time they saw Café R&B. Whether they are doing original songs or innovative interpretations of blues classics like "Born Under a Bad Sign" or "Killin' Floor", Café R&B delivers a charged performance that leaves audiences awed. Lead singer Roach's voice is sensual and explosive, transcendent with pent up power that suggests she may be channeling Tina Turner or Skip James. With a stage presence that spans the full dynamic range from intimate to airborne, Roach reminds audiences that emotional expression is the hallmark of the blues. Guitarist Byl Carruthers provides additional power with a precise, modern approach that invigorates and reinterprets blues music. The band also includes Bobby Pickett on bass, Harry Cohen on keyboards, and Don Swanson on drums. Café R&B scores high on all the important criteria: authenticity, musicianship, memorability, and dance-ability.