Raquel Rodriguez is a Mexican-American Los Angeles native who sings authentic R&B/soul music, and does it beautifully. She cites Prince, Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse and Bruno Mars as influences. After all, why not learn from the very best and most popular R&B acts in recent times? According to her online bio, she’s shared a stage with Gwen Stefani and Anderson .Paak, and opened for J. Cole, PJ Morton, Snoop Dogg, Moonchild and Lizzo among others. That’s quite a resume already, and she’s currently working on her full-length debut album. Catch her now while she’s still playing relatively intimate rooms.

Raquel Rodriguez plays at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 12 at the Sayers Club.

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