The Blues Broads - July 16-17 - The Iridium
(Published: April 22, 2013)
The Blues Broads
Tracy Nelson, Dorothy Morrison, Annie Sampson & Angela Strehli,
Part Soul, Part Attitude, and One Hell of A Show!
Blues Broads NE tour dates:
07/11/13 Ottawa, Ont Blues Fest
07/12/13 Rochester, NY Blues and Ribs fest
07/13/13 Portland, ME North Atlantic Blues Fest
07/14/13 Northampton, Mass Iron Horse
07/16/13 New York, NY Iridium
07/17/13 New York, NY Iridium
Nicasico, California ~ Four amazing voices. Decades of seasoning. Life experiences on their sleeves - this is a performance & collaboration that you rarely see. The Blues Broads are coming our way. Lucky us!
From the first impact of Tracy Nelson's throaty ‘Mother Earth' vocals, to Angela Strehli's (Texas meets Lauren Bacall) smoky delivery; to Gospel legend Dorothy Morrison, who did the seminal lead vocal in ‘Oh Happy Day' - and then Annie Sampson - ‘Stonegrounds' your blues right in to the dirt. This is big time fun!
TRACY NELSON, founder of the legendary group Mother Earth, whose signature composition "Down So Low", has been recorded by among others, Etta James, Linda Rondstadt, and most recently Cyndi Lauper
DOROTHY MORRISON, whose classic rendition of "Oh Happy Day", which she co-authored and sang for the Edwin Hawkins Singers. The "national anthem" of American Gospel groups, went on to sell over 7 million records.
ANNIE SAMPSON, former longtime cast member of "Hair" and the groundbreaking group Stoneground, brings deeply soulful roots whether singing blues, rock, a country ballad, or modern folk classic.
ANGELA STREHLI, who has devoted her life and career to the heroes of the "Blues" is the organizer of The Blues Broads and one of the driving forces behind the historic music venue, Rancho Nicasio in Marin County, where the group was first presented.
Over the years, Angela and friends starting collaborating and sitting in with each other. The fans loved it. Angela thought - why don't we try this?
These ladies represent an encyclopedic knowledge of the blues, jazz and Gospel genres and present stirring renditions in this show of their respective catalogs. You'll hear some soul and jazz influences as well. Singing and vocal styles are a gift. It's really hard to harmonize and sing these different styles with people who you have always admired, but rarely get to perform with.
Each artist gives the audience a taste of their individual specialty, and then the women combine voices in ways that make The Blues Broads far more than the sum of its parts. Along with back-up musicians considered to be the best in the business, The Blues Broads provides a musical experience that is truly unforgettable.
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