Arts & Entertainment: Local band: R&B Blues

  • Peggy Ratusz is a go-to chanteuse for the more sultry side of Asheville nightlife. She often performs, with backers Daddy Longlegs, at Tressa’s Jazz and Blues on Biltmore Avenue. Check out her rendition of “Weary Blues” for an example of her finesse even with spare, downbeat blues. For something with more pep, listen to “Big Man.” — J.B.