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Yoshi's San Francisco
Between Eddy and Ellis 1330 Fillmore Street San Francisco, CA 94115
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49 reviews
35 stars
Sheba Lounge is a great place for dinner
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I wore a skirt and top. You will see people dressed both up and down as some people may have just walked up and bought a ticket , while others have planned for months and made a date of it. .
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The Blues Broads
13 ratings
4.9 average rating
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66 events
11 reviews
20 stars
attended May 31 2011

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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36 events
11 reviews
21 stars
attended May 31 2011

joyous crowd; the energy put out by the ladies
kept me in rapt attention.
It felt like the show would never end.
we didn't want it to end kj

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12 events
9 reviews
3 stars
attended May 31 2011

Killer show! Not strictlly blues, but some R&B and Gospel as well. All in all a very enjoyable evening!

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Quotes & Highlights

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)