Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Shift #11

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29 -- A street flag -- 16th/Market to Club Fugazi in North Beach -- 11:30 a.m. -- $13.00

calls her “big, blonde, and beautiful” -- and indeed she has rolled through the local cabaret scene like a bowling ball. I’ve not heard of her before, but this morning there she is on Market Street in the Castro with her hand in the air; and halfway through our ride, after I’ve peppered her with many questions, she allows that she won last year’s (2009) San Francisco Cabaret Showcase.

“So,” I ask her, “what’s a cabaret singer do after winning that?”

“I think I’ve done everything there is for me to do in San Francisco,” she says. “I pretty much need to go to New York now.”

This morning she’s headed to a practice session with an accompanyist at Club Fugazi. She answers all my questions without -- it seems to me -- holding anything back. She and her story are as entertaining a fare as I’ve had in a long time, and I find her personality a refreshment. But don’t take my word for it -- check her out:

Carly Ozard's website:




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