Dorothy Morrison, Tracy Nelson, Angela Strehli and Annie Sampson join forces as The Blues Broads, a roots-music supergroup of the first order at the Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, on Saturday, July 26.
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The Blues Broads welcomes another genre-free powerhouse, Deanna Bogart, the award-winning multi-instrumentalist, to open the show and join in as honorary broad for an evening of blues, country, gospel and rock musical mastery you’ll long remember.
Morrison attained international renown as the lead vocalist on “Oh, Happy Day,” the biggest selling gospel record of all time. She has also worked with Van Morrison, Boz Scaggs, Rita Coolidge and on Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”
Known as the “First Lady of Texas Blues,” Strehli worked on stage and off to put the celebrated Austin club Antone’s on the map and young talent Stevie Ray Vaughn in our hearts. Helping her move from backstage to center stage, her mentors include such legends as Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Albert King and Albert Collins.
The mighty voice of the San Francisco heyday, Nelson has shared the stage at the Fillmore and beyond with Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Charlie Musselwhite and more. Her hit song “Down So Low” has been covered by Etta James, Linda Ronstadt and Cyndi Lauper.
Whether she’s singing rock, gospel or show tunes, Sampson’s voice fills the theater on mic and off. She went from a lead role in the original San Francisco production of “Hair” to founding Stoneground with members of Beau Brummels and Pablo Cruise. Sampson has also recorded with Taj Mahal, Jerry Garcia, Journey, Elvin Bishop, Elvis Costello and others who recognize Sampson’s pure talent.
Tickets are $25, $35 and $40. Tickets are available at harriscenter.net. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show is at 8 p.m.
A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Sacramento Blues Society’s Blues in the Schools program. Other sponsors include Powerhouse Pub, Hampton Inn and Suites in Folsom, 1862 David Walley’s Hot Springs Resort and Spa.
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