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BLUES GIVES BACK

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Poor House Bistro Studio

87 South Autumn Street

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San Jose, CA 95110

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BLUES GIVES BACK

In the spirit of giving, come join us on Sunday, November 18, for a talent-packed blues concert to benefit Freedom House, Northern California’s first safe house and long-term aftercare program for female survivors of human trafficking, 18 years and older. Bring the people you love the most and help us support the anti-human-trafficking effort.

Blues Gives Back promises to be an empowering afternoon and evening of original blues, vintage R&B, and roots music, featuring recording artists The Lucky Losers, Tia Carroll, GG Amos, Lady Bianca, Terrie Odabi, and HowellDevine, with an all-star backing band: Chris Burns, Ian Lamson, Mike Phillips, and Robi Bean.

Representatives from the organization will be at the show to share stories, educate guests about human trafficking, provide information about volunteer opportunities, and accept additional donations. The fundraiser also will offer opportunities to bid on interesting live and silent auction items throughout the event.

Save money and purchase your pre-concert EventBrite tickets priced at $20 per person. Tickets will be sold at the door for $25 per person. If you are unable to attend, please consider donating to the cause via the ticket page. One-hundred percent (100%) of all proceeds generated through ticket sales and the charity auctions will go directly to Freedom House.

Together, we can raise funds to help local survivors, show support for our community leaders, and contribute to the fight against modern-day slavery. To learn more about Blues Gives Back, visit https://www.theluckylosers.com

Note: The Poor House Studio is a showroom located adjacent to The Poor House Bistro in San Jose.

PERFORMERS (IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE):

THE LUCKY LOSERS: Cathy Lemons (Vocalist/ Songwriter) & Phil Berkowitz (Vocalist/ Harmonica player/ Songwriter)

Danger meets sophistication in the soulful music of The Lucky Losers, San Francisco’s premiere male/female duet fronted band. Accompanied by a dynamic four-piece ensemble, veteran Bay Area blues singer Cathy Lemons and top-flight harmonica player/vocalist Phil Berkowitz deliver a truly signature sound, layering elements of Stax/Volt styled R&B, electric Americana, and psychedelic rock atop a Chicago blues foundation. Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz breathe new life into American songwriting tradition and the vanishing art of duet singing. The Lucky Losers May 2018 release “Blind Spot” has been on the Roots Music Report’s “Top 50 Blues Album Chart” for 20 weeks (4 weeks/ Top 10), and the RMR “Contemporary Blues Album Chart” for 21 weeks (13 weeks/ Top 10). They were nominated for “Best Blues/Soul Artist of 2018,” “Best Blues/Soul Album of 2018,” and “Best Blues/Soul/R&B Song of 2018” by The Independent Blues Awards. Critics from all over the world including Downbeat Magazine have hailed “Blind Spot” as a great album. The Lucky Losers have just completed their 6th national tour.

TIA CARROLL: Vocalist/ Songwriter

Over the last ten years, Carroll has quietly accumulated one of the most impressive entertainment resumes in the Bay Area, and she has become one of the most sought-after female singers on the West Coast. Tia has a power and sassy style of storytelling that is unique. She toured Canada, France, and Italy with legendary blues icons Jimmy McCracklin and Sugar Pie DeSanto and left such a great impression on the audiences that they asked her back under her own name. Tia Carroll was featured during the Jazzkarr featival in Tallinn Estonia, and the Switzerland at the Lucerne Blues Festival. She was awarded “West Coast Female Blues Vocalist of the Year” in 2007, the Jus Blues Music Foundation’s “Traditional Blues Woman of The Year” award in 2008, and the Jus Blues Music Foundation’s “Band Leader of the Year” award in 2009. For over a decade Tia has also toured to Brazil to sing at festivals with the Igor Prada Blues Band.

LADY BIANCA: Vocalist/ Piano Artist/ Songwriter

With roots in Kansas City, Macon , Georgia and a father teaching her Texas Blues piano as a child, Lady has evolved into an icon in the San Francisco Bay Area where she's known as the "Queen of the Blues and Gospel". She has sung, recorded, and toured the world with Frank Zappa, Van Morrison, John Lee Hooker, and Sly Stone, both as a featured vocalist and background vocal arranger. With her writing partner, Stanley Lippitt, she has a catalog of over three hundred songs, and has recorded nine albums. Highlights include performances at the International Boogie Woogie Festival in Lugano, Switzerland, the San Francisco Blues Festival, the Sarasota Blues Fest, and the Monterey Bay Blues Festival. She has sailed the Caribbean seas with the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise #30. She has even performed with Van Morrison at the Royal Albert Hall in London. She is a recipient of the “Best Blues Performer” from the Bay Area Black Music Awards from 2007, and she was voted into the West Coast Blues Society’s Hall of Fame in 2008. Three of her albums have been nominated for a Grammy Awards: “Best Kept Secret” “Rollin',” and “Through a Woman's Eyes.” She is also one of several featured artists on Neil Barnes’ critically acclaimed album from 2014, “Hyde and Seek.”

GG AMOS: Guitarist/ Vocalist/ Songwriter

GG Amos has made blues and the blues guitar her specialty for the last 26 years. Concert halls, nightclubs, roadhouses, restaurants, festivals, parties, wineries, weddings, and wakes--she's played them all. In 2011 she even toured Poland. She's known as a musically diverse performer as well as a unique songwriter who focuses on the West Coast blues style— a blend of blues, jazz, funk, and Latin elements. On stage, GG possesses a rare beauty, a kind of fluid sensuousness, and an authenticity few can match. Soul jazz has increasingly become a bigger part of her repertoire. A new, all original album is in the making and expected to be released in 2019.

TERRIE ODABI: Vocalist/ Songwriter

Few vocalists own the stage like Terrie Odabi. When the statuesque Oakland native begins to sing, a hush falls over the audience. They’re about to take a ride through the highs and lows of soul music, led by a beautiful singer who packs her shows with heart-pumping energy and poignant memories. Whether it’s opening for The Average White Band or Lenny Williams, or performing at the Concord Pavilion or the Fillmore Jazz Festival, Terrie’s finely honed instrument is matched by her generous spirit and wit.

Terrie performs original blues straight from the soul. Her compelling arrangements create a contemporary sound that support Terrie's witty lyrics and compelling voice. She takes pride in her urban roots, appealing to a wide, new audience and signifying the evolution of the blues. Terrie was nominated for a 2017 Blues Music Award for “Best Soul Blues Female Artist” and in 2016 she was nominated for “Best Emerging Artist Album/ My Blue Soul.” She is one of the featured performers with Anthony Paule’s Soul Orchestra and regularly performs at festivals in Europe such as The Poretta Soul festival in Italy.

HowellDevine Joshua Howell (Vocals/ Guitar/ Harmonica), Pete Devine (Drums/ Washboard), Joe Kyle Jr. (Upright Bass)

Sexy shack-shackin’ music - that's Howell Devine, the massively talented NorCal trio became the first blues band Arhoolie Records (Fred McDowell, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Mama Thornton) signed in 27 years. Triple threat talent Joshua Howell (slide guitars, harmonica, voice) and percussion savant Pete Devine (drums, washboard) plus snappy doghouse bassist Joe Kyle Jr. deftly mix sinuous Delta/country blues with wildly syncopated rhythms to create a rollicking present-day sound from the past. HowellDevine breaks from the norm, providing rich and complex textures integral to the music rather than simple backing for a soloist. The result is a sound which stands in stark contrast to the typical blues heard in bars these days and would more likely be shaking the floors of a Southern juke joint some 70 years ago.


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