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Bobby Rush

Bobby Rush Raw is hilariously funny; each solo performance exudes the powerful tradition of Delta Blues complete with mesmerizing stories and incredible energy. The legendary Bobby Rush Raw experience of him up close and personal with his guitar and harmonica shares his classic songs pulled from his repertoire of 337 songs recorded over 60 years, …

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The Ebony Hillbillies

Whether they’re playing for thousands of people at Carnegie Hall or a handful of curious passersby on the subway platform at Grand Central Station, The Ebony Hillbillies bring history alive with the still vibrant sound of Americana. As one of the last black string bands in the U.S.—currently based in the concrete hills of NYC—the …

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Solomon Hicks Quartet

Solomon Hicks has been called ‘Lil’ B.B. King, East Montgomery, and King Solomon by his Fans from NYC, nationally and now internationally. He is the real deal…the next best thing out of New York City. Solomon has been in the biz since age 13 as the lead guitarist and performer at the Cotton Club, with …

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Beareather Reddy

Beareather Reddy, vocalist/actress/producer, is a native of Sylvania, Georgia, received a B.A. in performance arts from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She has performed in numerous plays throughout the New York metropolitan area, including “The First Wife”, “Going Homeless”, “The Mayor’s Wife”, the Audelco nominated, “Nzingha’s Children” “Cinderah” and “Freedom Trail – The Life …

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Madame Pat Tandy

(Panelist/Vocalist) Pat Tandy was influenced early on by the music of the Baptist Church as she began singing in gospel groups and school choirs. She studied jazz with former Ellington bassist, Professor Aaron Bell at Essex County College in Newark. She went on to earn an Associate’s Degree in Arts & Science with a focus …

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Sweet Georgia Brown

Blues singer Sweet Georgia Brown , also known as “The Last of the Red Hot Blues Mamas,” stole the show from B.B. King at the 2009 Montreux Jazz Festival,receiving multiple standing ovations, and was given the title “Queen of the Village!” In March of 2003, when we met Sweet Georgia, she was homeless and sleeping …

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Regina Bonelli

Sitting on the porch of her 100 year old house situated in the heart of the city, Regina Bonelli contemplates the years that have led her to this point in her musical career. Amidst the big, old trees of the concrete jungle, in her hometown of 8 million people, Regina has lived hard but loves …

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Kim Clarke

Bassist, Composer, Bandleader, Website Developer, Earring Designer, and Educator She performs alternately on the Acoustic Bass, Electric Upright , four and five-stringed Electric Bass Guitar as the situation demands. She holds B.A.’s in Communications and Music from City College and Long Island University respectively, and is a 3- time recipient of the coveted N E …

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Valerie Turner

Valerie Turner is a native New Yorker with southern roots and is the co-founder of the “Piedmont Bluz Acoustic Duo.” She plays finger style Country Blues guitar and her eclectic repertoire has been greatly influenced by her studies with both John Cephas and Woody Mann. Valerie’s earliest influences were Mississippi John Hurt and Elizabeth Cotten, …

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Kim Weston-Moran

Mistress of Ceremony (Friday, Oct. 9th – “Women in Blues – Brooklyn” event) Kim Weston-Moran (Mistress of Ceremonies/MC), is a producer, teacher,  director and veteran actress known for her character work. She is the producing artistic director of POTPOURRI! World Women Works Series, readings of new works in development by global women playwrights and screenwriters; …

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