2017 Women in Blues Showcase
“Where women are more than a side note.”
Kyle welcomes the crowd
and introduces Niecie Blues.
She introduces the first ever Women in Blues house band.
Next came Erica Brown for a song or two.
Erica then took over the MC role.
Honored to be:
The Bridget Kelly Band
MC Erica did a little complaining about her shoes:
Sisters Sara Grace Kimberly and Reagan Kimberly from Campfire Soul
Grace was a triple threat handling vocals and the B3.
She is getting lessons from Barry Seelen
About and for women
Rebecca Rae Easley
Lee Shropshire and Five O Eight Jive
Nacomi Tanaka, Kyoto Japan
Blues song in Japanese by request
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.
Michele collecting for Generation Blues
It was over too soon and time to travel Beale Street.
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