‘Blues Is A Woman: From Ma Rainey to Bonnie Raitt’ takes stage at Auburn’s State Theate | TheUnion.com

‘Blues Is A Woman: From Ma Rainey to Bonnie Raitt’ takes stage at Auburn’s State Theate

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On Stage at the State presents Pamela Rose’s “Blues Is A Woman: From Ma Rainey to Bonnie Raitt” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.

This new theatrical concert by San Francisco jazz and blues vocalist Pamela Rose celebrates the powerful contribution women in early blues made to American culture.

Storytelling is woven around the music, augmenting songs written and popularized by early blues women such as Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie, and Sophie Tucker.

“Blues is a Woman” debuted in San Francisco in 2017, with a month-long, sold-out run and fantastic reviews. This family-friendly show will appeal to all ages, as well as blues devotees, and has been described as musically revealing, educationally illuminating, and emotionally exhilarating.

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Rose’s ensemble of outstanding Bay Area women blues musicians features saxophonist Kristen Strom, pianist Jennifer Jolly, guitarist Pat Wilder, bassist Ruth Davies and drummer Daria Johnson.

Rose has thrilled local and international audiences for decades with her swinging, soulful style, and has performed at jazz and blues clubs and festivals throughout the U.S., Germany, and Denmark, and has six recordings to her name, including the NPR-featured “You Could Have It All.”

Reserved seating is $28 in advance and $30 day of show at the Auburn State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn.

Visit http://www.livefromauburn.com or call 530-885-0156 for tickets. Visit https://bluesisawoman.com/ for more information.

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