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Description: “Blues/Roots”

Nancy Wright - sax/ vocals
Anthony Paule - guitar
Paul Revelli - drums
Tony Lufrano - keys
Paul Olguin - bass

West Coast Blues Hall of Fame Blues Saxophone Player of the Year 2014

Well-established as a top Blues sax sideman for more than 30 years, Nancy Wright has released a new blues/roots CD in early 2015, adding vocal and songwriting dimensions to her artistry. “Putting Down Roots” consists of twelve blues/roots originals (six instrumentals and six vocals) spanning blues, R&B, New Orleans, funk, and gospel styles.

Nancy Wright, in addition to leading her own "Rhythm & Roots Band" plays with Tommy Castro, Macy Blackman, Steve Willis and many more.  In the past she has performed and/or recorded with luminaries of the Blues world such as Lonny Mack, John Lee Hooker, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Albert King and Albert Collins. 

“One of the hottest blues sax players in the business, she is known for powerful, soulful, fascinating playing. Her sax solos are a highlight of any show she’s in.”
– John Orr, San Jose Mercury News

“. . . Big, fat tone, warm vibrato, nice building of tension and release . . . some kickass blues playing and loads of fun to listen to . . .”
– Bruce Iglauer, President of Alligator Records

“. . . Wright (has a) naturally bluesy voice . . . a semi-shouting mezzo soprano that’s reminiscent in its approach to Ruth Brown and Dinah Washington . . . (she doesn’t) just sing the blues, (she) feel(s) them as well.”
– George “Blues Fin Tuna” Fish, Blues Blast Magazine

Doors open 7:30
Date: Friday, October 16, 2015
Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm EDT
Duration: 2 hours
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: Eloise Cotton
Updated: Sunday, October 4, 2015 1:35am EDT
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