IBC: 2017 Women in Blues Showcase

2017 Women in Blues Showcase

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“Where women are more than a side note.”

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Kyle welcomes the crowd

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and introduces Niecie Blues.

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She introduces  the first ever Women in Blues house band.

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Pam Taylor

Pam Taylor

 

Pat Pepin

Pat Pepin

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Eef

TK Jackson

Leigh-Anne Stanton

Leigh-Anne Stanton

TK Jackson

Next came Erica Brown for a song or two.

Erica

Erica

Erica then took over the MC role.

Honored to be:

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The Bridget Kelly Band

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Little Laura

Little Laura

Sister Lucille

Sister Lucille

MC Erica did a little complaining about her shoes:

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Sisters Sara Grace Kimberly and Reagan Kimberly from Campfire Soul

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Grace was a triple threat handling vocals and the B3.

She is getting lessons from Barry Seelen

She is getting lessons from Barry Seelen

Kim Reteguiz

great doing a torch song

great doing a torch song

About and for women

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Rebecca Rae Easley

Sharon Hazel

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Lee Shropshire and Five O Eight Jive

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Nacomi Tanaka, Kyoto Japan

Nacomi Tanaka, Kyoto Japan

Blues song in Japanese by request

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Britgitte Purdy

Britgitte Purdy

Libby Watson

Libby Watson

Closing the Showcase was Redd Velvet, compelling storyteller, teacher – mentor-vocalist-girot.  She put a lot of meaning to the music we celebrate.  Blues as stories and sound.

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Michele collecting for Generation Blues

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Me and Queen Delphine with husband Lee Ellis (photo by Jean Benjamin)

Me and Queen Delphine with husband Lee Ellis (photo by Jean Benjamin)

It was over too soon and time to travel Beale Street.

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Questions/comments, I can be reached through the Blog comments or attwblus@aol.com.  BluesBeatNews is written, produced, directed and photographed by Domenic Forcella.  My weekly Blues Beat column appears in the New Britain Herald, Bristol Press, Middletown Press and Torrington Register-Citizen.

About bluesbeatnews52

Blues columnist writing a weekly column dedicated to the Blues. The only column of its kind in a commercial (paid subscription) newspaper. Column appears in the Middletown Press, Bristol Press, Torrington Register-Citizen, and the New Britain Herald. Forcella has served on the Board of Directors of the Blues Foundation representing the Journalism constituency. Served on the Board of Directors Connecticut Blues Society as Past President and Past Editor of newsletter. Recipient: Keeping the Blues Alive award in Journalism from the Blues Foundation. Has contributed both writing and photos to nationnal blues publications.

2 responses to “IBC: 2017 Women in Blues Showcase

  1. jakecat39@sbcglobal.net

    Impressive statement of “woman power” in Blues today. Nice to see that Pat Pepin is still making an impact.

  2. The house band was killer. They could tour themselves if they didn’t have other bands. The drummer played 2 Left Feet.

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