The Blues Broads: Four Powerful Female Vocalists Live at Harlow's
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_* The show runs approximately two hours, with one intermission. _
With a wall of soul sound that could tumble Jericho, these four powerful women singers stand at the front of the stage and make believers of every audience member. Rocking, scolding, testifying and torching, the Blues Broads are legendary singers Tracy Nelson (Mother Earth), Annie Sampson (Stoneground), Dorothy Morrison (Edwin Hawkins Singers) and Angela Strehli. Each one of them have had successful careers and led their own bands for decades. Their live debut CD/DVD, The Blues Broads, will be released on Delta Groove Music in September.
Nelson’s signature song “Down So Low” has been covered by Linda Ronstadt, Etta James, Maria Muldaur and Cyndi Lauper. Her newest CD, Victim of the Blues was nominated for two 2012 Blues Music Awards and has just been nominated in the 2012 Living Blues Magazine Awards for “Best Album of the Year” and “Blues Artist Of The Year (Female).”
Dorothy Morrison is the Grammy-winning lead singer of “O, Happy Day,” the only traditional gospel song ever to cross over and become a bona fide # 1 charting pop hit. The international hit has sold over seven million copies and is considered the “national anthem” of American Gospel groups. She has recently relocated to the Sacramento area.
Annie Sampson starred in the long –running production of “Hair” , was a founder of the great Bay Area group Stoneground, and has recorded with Steve Miller, Elvin Bishop, Taj Mahal, Buddy Miles,Maria Muldaur, Eddie Money and Country Joe McDonald.
The “Queen of Texas Blues” Angela Strehli worked with Stevie Ray Vaughan and every other Austin and Chicago blues player of note through her decades of guiding work with Antone’s –both the famous club and the record label. She has recorded five critically acclaimed albums. She now co-owns Rancho Nicasio in Marin County.
Now, as a vocal team with an all-star Bay Area band, these four women are having some of the most fun of their lives.
The All Star Band playing behind The Blues Broads:
Gary Vogensen – guitar (Mike Bloomfield Frank Zappa, Boz Scaggs, Steve Miller, Etta James, Norton Buffalo, Maria Muldaur)
Steve Ehrmann – bass ( John Lee Hooker, Roy Rogers, Elvin Bishop)
Mike Emerson – keyboards (James Armstrong, Zigaboo Modeliste)
Paul Revelli – drums (Joe Louis Walker, Chuck Prophet, Charlie Musselwhite)
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