Dubbed DC’s Queen of The Blues by WPFW 89.3fm Radio Personality Dr. Nick, Stacy works very hard to keep that opinion alive & well. The Stacy Brooks band won the DC Blues Battle of the Bands and competed in the 30th Annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tn January 2014.
She is also playing the role of Etta James & Koko Taylor in the touring hit Broadway Musical, “Ghost of The Blues”. The next date is in Memphis, Tn 8 May 2016 at beautiful Orpheum Theatre. Check the site for dates and locations.
Now back to the beginning. Stacy started singing at the age of 5 in Zweibruken Germany at an Army show and after her first standing ovation there was no looking back. Fast forward to the present, with her diverse background she continues to give you toe tapping, head bobbing feel good music that crosses all barriers. Since she began her quest of the blues she has been working non-stop bridging the age gap on the blues circuit and importing fans from other genres. In her short time on the blues circuit she has shared the stage with blues greats Kenny Neal, Grammy Award Winner Sugar Blue, Guitar Legend Bobby Parker (R.I.P), Larry Mud Morganfield (son of Muddy Waters), Lil Dave Thompson (R.I.P.) Ronnie Baker Brooks, Grammy Nominated Billy Branch, Eddie Shaw, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith (R.I.P.), and Biscuit Miller just to name a few. Her arrangements keep the integrity of traditional Chicago, Delta Blues while adding a spruce of rejuvenation.
9 July 2011, The Stacy Brooks Band competed and won The Battle of The Bands at The Sedalia Blues Festival in Big Island Virginia. They competed in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge in January 2012.
The highly anticipated Love Peace and The Blues Cd was released in September 2011 to wonderful reviews and airplay. Bluesmen Kenny Neal and Memphis Gold are co-producers of the Cd along with Stacy. The CD includes a duet with Kenny Neal and she wrote & arranged 12 of the 14 songs. The CD also includes German lyrics to pay tribute to her German background.
Stacy is a multi award nominated artist with nominations for:
2007 for New Artist of the Year
2009 for her Live @ the Surf Club CD for Best Blues Recording
2011 for Love, Peace & The Blues for Best Blues Recording
2009, 2010, 2011 Female Blues Vocalist all from the Washington Area Music Association.
Stacy Brooks also performs with an acoustic guitar or with keys in a piano bar setting.
Stay tuned, she is just getting started…