Posts Tagged ‘ blues ’

My Friday, Jan 1st Concert at City Winery Chicago: The Preparation, The Worry, The Show.

7th December 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s 5AM and I figure that I may as well do something besides bemoan the fact that my sleep schedule is screwed up. I have a lot of work to do for my upcoming Lynne Jordan & the Shivers show at City Winery Chicago. They asked me to perform on New Year’s Night which happens [...]

Tonight’s the Night

16th January 2013 | 0 Comments

My Nina Simone Tribute is tonight. It’s finally here. All of the weeks of preparation all come to fruition in roughly five hours. The Shivers and I have rehearsed, conversed, arranged and thought about this night. Personally, I have considered this show as a turning point for me as a performer. It’s been ages since [...]

Nina Simone

9th January 2013 | 0 Comments

I’m reeling from a terrific rehearsal with The Shivers for our upcoming Nina Simone Tribute and I am so very excited. I don’t mean to be all “New Age” about it but It was an almost spiritual experience. Singing those songs after all the preparation, reading and researching I’ve done has put me in a [...]

Nina Simone & Janice Joplin Lit A Fire Under My Ass.

22nd December 2012 | 0 Comments

I have two great gigs coming up in January! I will be singing the music of two of my favorite female singers. You guessed it: Nina Simone and Janis Joplin. The Nina Simone tribute is part of a wine pairing event on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at The City Winery 1200 E. Randolph Street and [...]

Million Dollar Quartet & Me: Oh What a Night!

30th July 2010 | 6 Comments

I performed with The Million Dollar Quartet (MDQ) again last night. It was a wondrous experience again – even better than the last time I performed with them in May. I was very nervous the first time I sang with the show.. I was just plain scared. I was afraid that I would screw up [...]

First Gig in Riga – the Corporate Party -Ladies in White

18th February 2010 | 6 Comments

Zigis informs me that I will have a dressing room at the gig so I decide to carry my ensemble and change on site. I dress in jeans and drag it all downstairs to meet Zigis who is waiting at the Club for me to “make food” then depart for the gig which is a [...]

Back on-line: First day in Riga

12th February 2010 | 6 Comments

I wake up bright and energized at 9:30A.M., just in time to partake of the complimentary hotel breakfast buffet. The buffet was okay – nothing special but all I need. I have to meet Zigis at the club across the street to do some sightseeing. I am determined to see all that Medieval glory still [...]

Introducing: Bites Blues Club & The Latvian Blues Band

10th February 2010 | 0 Comments

Zigis, who I immediately adore, gives me a verbal tour as he drives the 15 minutes to the club. My hotel sits literally across the street, and it’s a narrow street. Close but yet so far…

What Kind of Singer Are You?

1st February 2010 | 3 Comments

I am in the midsts of preparing for my trip to Riga, Latvia. I am a bit nervous (new band, new old material, long assed lay over in Stockholm, my thighs squeezed into a airplane seat) but ready to face what lies ahead – a brand new adventure. Ready or not, here I come! I [...]

Baltic Blues

11th January 2010 | 3 Comments

You’re thinking to yourself: Explain please… Okay, I got an email asking me in broken email English to come sing: Maybe You came to Riga and make 2 shows in february this year and play with Latvian Blues Band – !! We be happy see You in Riga !! If You like it – talks [...]