Liz Mandville Greeson

With a name like a Ward Parkway heiress and a voice like a Louisiana roadhouse discovery, Liz Mandville Greeson, a veteran of the Chicago blues scene, is this week’s entry in the Kansas City Blues Society’s “Blue Sunday” summer concert series. Greeson, who emerged a decade ago at the Chicago Blues Fest, is comfortable with any breed of the blues — ’40s big-band jumpers, Texas roadhouse love-’em-ups, Muscle Shoals-style Southern blues. (Like Marcia Ball and Lou Ann Barton, she’s also no slouch crooning about the kind of mischief-making implied in a song like “He Left It in His Other Pants.”) Greeson’s sultry delivery is the kind that makes men fiddle with their collars and perspire (even beyond the torrents squeezed out by Sunday-afternoon sunshine), makes savvy women nod and leaves the whole crowd wishing Blue Monday wasn’t just a few hours away.

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