The Blues Broads: Four Legendary Singers at Yoshi's
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The last date listed for The Blues Broads was Tuesday May 31, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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Yoshi's is always great. We went early and had a wonderful dinner and then saw a excellent show. This show was made for an older
group and boy did we all appreciate being there. It could have gone
on for another hour or two. It was an...continued
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Find out more about the group at the Blues Broads website.
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.
Nelson just released a brand new CD,_ Victim of the Blues_ (Delta Groove). It has shot to the top of the Living Blues Radio Chart in the # 2 position after only two weeks, and Nelson recently appeared on_ B.B. King’s Bluesville_ on Sirius/XM. Her signature song, “Down So Low,” has been covered by Linda Ronstadt, Etta James, Maria Muldaur and Cyndi Lauper.
Morrison is the Grammy-winning lead singer of the seven million
seller, “O, Happy Day,” the only traditional gospel song ever to cross over and become a bona fide pop hit.
Sampson starred in the long-running production of_ Hair,_ was a star in the rock/funk/gypsy/hippie ensemble Stoneground, and has recorded with Elvin Bishop, Taj Mahal, Buddy Miles, Maria Muldaur, Eddie Money and Country Joe MacDonald.
The “Queen of Texas Blues,” 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.
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.
Backing 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)