Tulsa-based gay singer-songwriter Eric Himan is coming to Philly tonight to promote his latest album, Gracefully. The tatted-up musician is a pop singer with country-rock roots, but on the latest album he taps into his love of R&B for a lineup of soul-stirring ditties. The touching “Waiting for Thunder” is inspired by Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani student who was gunned down by Taliban soldiers for promoting girls’ education; sultry backup singers Tylisha Oliver and Tina Phillips (aka The Soultre Singers) join him on the Latin-fied “Red Hot Tears” (video below); and the title track is an homage to his grandmother, who passed away just as he was beginning to raise funds for the album.
Check him out tonight at Tin Angel, where he’ll take the stage with The Soultre Singers at 8 p.m. The best seats are reserved for Serrano (the restaurant downstairs) diners, and tonight they’ll be offering sneak-sips of a new drink menu that’s debuting next week. On the list are signature cocktails like Sing, Gin, Sing! (Bluecoat U.S. gin, fresh green tea, lemon juice, chartreuse) and the spice-tastic Ohm Cocktail (pressed serrano chili, raspberry vodka, fresh lime juice, white cranberry). It’s an ideal date-night option at one of Old City’s gay-friendliest establishments.
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