Women in Blues – an IBC Tradition

Thursday has become one of the IBC highlight for me, the Women in Blues concert.  I hope I identified all the people correctly.  If not let me know and I will edit.



CBW Michele Seidman getting ready


Musicians getting ready


Fans getting ready


Bridget Kelly introduces MC Rae Gordon





Pam Taylor sets the pace


Tim Fik (KBA recipient) reminds the audience to dig deep for a good cause


Mary Washington Brooks




Ruth Wyand


9th Avenue Noise (fronted by Laine Ford)



The Souliz Band, Sugar and Spice



Kathy & the Kilowatts


Mary Ann Casale joined by Tas Cru

I thought Tas looked like he should have had a part in the TV series Knightfall.



Lola (Gulley)


Marija Gasparic


Val Starr


The Angelina Hunter Trio

Then Pam led a jam.



Ilana Katz Katz our Boston neighbor

Well I had a full day of blues, realized I did not get a good pic of former VP Terri Robbins.  Met Terri one year when I judged the IBC and enjoy meeting up with her each year.  Cut out to head to Cozy Corner.

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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.

7 responses to “Women in Blues – an IBC Tradition

  1. Ed Stack

    The women provided a great afternoon of entertainment. Pam Taylor was my favorite. Thanks to Dom for suggesting this show.

  2. Dom, this is fabulous!! Yes, fun day, indeed! I love you for taking and sharing all these! xo

  3. Mary Washington Brooks

    Thank you for all the press on WIB, the was my first year in attendance and thoroughly enjoyed meeting all the other women participants and the entire WIB team which none of this would be possible without their hard work behind the scene. Kisses in the wind to them all. Until next year.

  4. Marija

    Loved every second of it! So much talent and good hearted people in one room – words don’t quite describe it. A huge thanks to all who participated in making it happen! And thank you for sharing! 💜

  5. It was an epic day! Thank you so all my new blues brothers and sisters!

  6. Bill Jones here, guitarist for Kathy & the Kilowatts, we had a great time jamming with the house band, all super players. Photos look stunning! Here is video of our set: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLUj9Fo_6kw

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