“Blues is a Woman” is a live concert and theater piece celebrating women blues artists from Ma Rainey to Bonnie Raitt. Set to debut in early 2017, Custom Made presents a sneak peek of this work in progress. With storytelling, projected imagery and a thrilling live concert, the ensemble cast will transport the audience back to the very early origins of American’s most enduring art form.

This special one-night only event benefitting Custom Made’s 2016/17 season includes a sneak preview concert, an opportunity to provide feedback about this exciting piece in development, and a wine reception with the musicians following the performance (wines by Wolfgang Weber). Tickets at https://custommade.vbotickets.com/event/Blues_is_a_Women/14552

“Blues is a Woman: Wild Women of Song” is a theatrical funk and roots-infused musical narrative by Pamela Rose, featuring some of the most talented women in the world of blues music today: Tammy Hall (piano), Pat Wilder (guitar), Ruth Davies (bass), Kristen Strom (saxophone), and Daria Johnson (drums).

Written by San Francisco educator and vocalist Pamela Rose whose previous work, “Wild Women of Song: Great Gal Composers of the Jazz Era” shone a light on key women in early jazz and toured nationally for five years, gathering critical acclaim:

“Pamela Rose’s …superb work about women in early Jazz has really caught FIRE around the country!” -DownBeat

“A joyous female-centric perspective to Jazz History!” -Jazz Times Magazine

Check out a video clip of a recent workshop at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVWLTWXN3pA

Blues is a Woman

One Night Only!

Blues is a Woman: Wild Women of Song
a benefit for Custom Made Theatre

Experience this musical tribute from some of the City’s best women blues musicians, and join us for hosted wine reception after the show!

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