LADY “A” Pacific NW Blues Diva, “The Hardest Workin Woman in Blues, Soul and Funk”, Lady “A”, has been a Singer, Songwriter and Entertainer for 20 years. The Lady always delivers her brand of music, not reserved for the faint of heart, with a little Gospel to level her out, she incorporates her audience into the show, and commands the stage. You need energy to keep up with this Lady, she believes in “Audience participation!” All this energy on stage along with her long-time Producer, and Music Coordinator, John Oliver III and the Baby Blues Funk Band, brings a blues and soul jumbalya straight from the South to the North. Lady “A” was nominated as Best in Blues Award Performer of the Year 2013, by the Washington Blues Society. Lady “A’s” CD “How Did I Get Here?” was nominated for the Best Self-Produced CD for 2013 by Washington Blues Society Lady “A’s” 1st Solo CD – BlueZ in the Key of Me was nominated for a Blues Music Award in 2010 Just recently returning from the Chicago Blues Festival 2014, where she performed on the Jackson Mississippi stage with Jackson, Mississippi Guitarist, Dexter Allen and 2013 IBC Winner, Mr. Sipp “Mississippi Blues Child” during an All-star Jam, Lady “A” was recognized in the Chicago Tribune. Lady “A” has been a favorite and only Pacific NW artist to tour with Bobby Rush, Dexter Allen, Cedric Burnside, Eden Brent, Lightenin Malcolm and Supa Chikan on the Delta Music Experience Tour and recorded her single “Future Ex-Huzbun” at the famous, Sun Studio, in Memphis, TN, featuring Supa Chickan. Lady “A” has opened for such artist as Denise LaSalle, the late Little Milton, Shemekia Copeland, Dr. John and been on stage with such artist as, the late, Michael Burks, Kenny Neal, Gospel favorites, The Lee Boys, Eden Brent, Peter Dammann, Janiva Magness, Charmaine & Charles Neville, Zydeco, Grammy-Award winner, Chubby Carrier, Waylon Thibodeaux and Howlin Mad “Bill” Perry. Lady “A” performs with the West Coast Women in Blues Revue, and has been with the Lady Heartbreakers of Ilwaco since 2010. A woman always in high demand in collaboration with artist and productions. Lady “A” is an artist mentor for the organization United by Music Europe and North America. An organization which assist individuals with Intellectual Disabilities perform on stage. “The Special Olympics of Music” and near and dear to the lady’s heart. The Lady’s high energy show has been compared to the likes of “Tina Turner”, she easily draws the audience in with her sultry-husky voice and contemporary and old school blues styling, and just to dance you onto the floor, throws in a pinch of Funk and Soul, just like a good pot of Gumbo, the Lady knows how to get the audience cookin.
September 2014 – Headliner: Westport Blues Festival: Lady “A”
2014 July – Winthrop Blues Festival – M.C. and Guest artist – All-Star Jam Nightly
2014 June – Chicago Blues Festival – Jackson, MS All-Star Jam with Dexter Allen
2014 April – Lady “A” Presents: Sunday Gospel Triple Door
2014 April – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – United by Music Benefit
2013 October – 1s Annual Sin City Blues Revival – Las Vegas, NV – 2013
2013 April – Delta Music Experience ~ Rockin-The-Roads Tour with Bobby Rush, Dexter Allen, SupaChikan, Cedric Burnside, Waylon Thibodaux, Shemeika Copeland, Lady “A”, Eden Brent, Lightin Malcom and Charmaine Neville
September 2013 – Lady “A” Sophomore Album Debut release: How Did I Get Here?
2012 – 2014 – Featured artist with Linda Hornbuckle, Jimmy Mak’s Portland, OR
2010 – 2012 July – Host M.C. for Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival All Star Jam Nightly
2009 and 2013 July – Lady “A” & the Baby Blues Funk Band performance Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival Main Stage and Street Dance.
2012 and 2013 August – Bainbridge Island Blues Festival
2012 May – 21 Day Tour– Kwadendamme Blues Festival, Belgium, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Port Townsend Blues Festival 2011
2010 – 2014 – Waterfront Blues Festival – DME Sail on Sista Cruise and Marriott Hotel All-Star Jam
2010 – Present – Ilwaco Blues & Seafood Festival as part of the Heartbreakers Blues Revue
2010 – Present – West Coast Women Blues Revue
2010 July – 1st Solo CD Project – BlueZ In the Key of Me
2009 and 2011 – Waterfront Blues Festival main stage
Upcoming Performances 2015:
Denmark Performance – Gospel Showcase for United by Music – June 2015
Ilwaco Blues Festival – Ilwaco, WA – August 2015
European Blues Cruise – Marseille, France – August 2015