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Blues Legend Etta James Gravely Ill January 14, 2011

Posted by David W. King in Blues, Female Blues Performers, Female Blues Vocalists, Obituary.
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Sad news that singer legendary blues singer, ETTA JAMES is undergoing treatment for leukemia and has been diagnosed with dementia. Details of James’s conditions were revealed when her husband Artis Mills asked a California court to permit him to take control of her finances; more than $1M of her money.

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Atlanta Blues Rocker Liz Melendez Subject of a New Documentary, “Unknown Rockstar” November 22, 2010

Posted by David W. King in Blues, Blues Guitar, Blues Rock, Documentary, Female Blues Performers, Female Blues Vocalists.
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Atlanta blues rocker Liz Melendez, is the subject of a new documentary, “Unknown Rockstar” by Emmy award winning photojournalist Bill Rich for his new independent film company William Rich Films.

Make certain to catch this documentary

From Sidewoman To Rocker Chick, With A Little Help From Sheryl Crow — Lorenza Ponce’s ‘Soul Shifter’ Delivers Slinky Collection Of Roots Rock, Ethereal Vocals & Blues Violin October 14, 2010

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Slinky Collection of Roots Rock, Ethereal Vocals and Blues Violin, as Lorenza Ponce Goes Americana and Pays Complex Homage to Sinatra’s Impact as a ‘Soul Shifter’

Singer/violinist Lorenza Ponce has crafted a sultry rock/Americana collection on her new CD, ‘Soul Shifter.’ Featuring her ethereal vocals and blues violin, Ponce’s album charts a path out of the shadows and into the spotlight for a talented artist who has spent years as a self-professed ‘rock-girl side person’ for such superstars as Sheryl Crow and as violinist for Bon Jovi and others.

What is a soul shifter?

Robin Rogers Seriously Ill-Benefits Planned, Donations Sought September 8, 2010

Posted by David W. King in Blues, Female Blues Performers, Female Blues Vocalists.
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Blind Pig recording artist Robin Rogers, who was admitted to the hospital on August 18th with serious liver problems, has now been diagnosed with liver cancer. She was hospitalized for complications caused by Hepatitis C, and a CT scan prior to surgery revealed an untreatable cancerous tumor on her liver. She is not a candidate for a liver transplant so she has been sent home for hospice care.
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Alberta Adams Turns 93! July 21, 2010

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Alberta Adams was born on July 26, 1917 and will celebrate her 93rd birthday on Sunday, July 25 at Dylan’s Raw Bar in Grosse Pointe Park with her longtime backing band, RJ’s Rhythm Rockers. The band includes Bob Schultz on keys. sax & vocals, Mike Marshall on bass, Paul Carey on guitar and her manager, RJ Spangler, on drums. The music starts at 9:30 pm. (more…)