Pacific NW Diva,  Lady "A"
"The "Hardest Workin' Woman in Blues, Soul & Funk"

Nominated  Best in Blues Performer of the Year by the Washington Blues Society  2013 and 2014

“How Did I Get Here?”  Nominated by Washington Blues Society for Best Self-Produced CD for 2013 

"BlueZ in the Key of Me" Nominated for 2010 Blues Music Award (BMA) by the  Blues Foundation, Memphis, TN

 

Lady A has opened for such artist as Denise LaSalle, the late Little Milton, Shemekia Copeland, Dr. John and been on stage with such artist as Bobby Rush,  the late, Michael Burks, Kenny Neal, Gospel favorites, The Lee Boys, Eden Brent, Peter Dammann,  Janiva Magness,  Charmaine & Charles Neville, Super Chikan, SugarRay Rayford, Dexter Allen and
Howlin Mad "Bill" Perry. 
  
The Lady's high energy show has been compared to the likes of "Tina Turner" and "Chaka Khan" ~  that smile easily draws the audience in with her sultry-husky voice and contemporary blues styling.   Like a Good pot-a-Gumbo, Lady "A's" show is always spicy and she highly believes in Audience participation!


 

Blind Raccoon Records has released their latest collection of great music. The Blind Raccoon Collection Volume Two! Seventeen tracks from seventeen artists from Norway, Canada and the US. Old and new friends.  

Seattle’s own, Pacific NW Blues-Funk Diva Lady A’s title track from her latest album – “How Did I Get Here” is featured. 

Stream, download and share away!

 

Her Motto: Keep it Bluzy... but make it Funky!

Lady A 

"My new CD will bring soul and blues together to revive the stirring of the heart.... that's what it does for me anyway." - Lady A

Duffy Bishop 

"Lady A, I just got to sit and enjoy every moment of your new CD “How did I Get Here?”  and it is FABULOUS! You give us Soul and Funk and Gospel and Blues with that rich deep feeling and wry sense of humor you hold. Lady A thank you for a truly great recording. You have a lot to feel proud about with your songwriting and moving vocals. What a wonderful tribute to Gary too. I loved the entire CD with its concept that nods at those priceless music years of past, but still kick it today. Thank you for your presence and love in this world." - Duffy Bishop, Grammy nominated, Washington Blues Society and Cascade Blues Association Hall of Famer and recipient of the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Washington Blues Society 

Review from the Washington Blues Society's Bluesletter on Lady A's latest CD, "How Did I Get Here?" on page 17.

Lady A 
How Did I Get Here
MasterIan Music  

How Did I Get Here, the new release from Seattle blues diva Lady A plays like the soundtrack to the biopic of her colorful life as a woman of song and healer of souls. Beginning with the comical intro from producer and jack of all trades John Oliver, that sets the stage for the panorama of blues funk and soul. The first track is the slow burning “My Kind of Blues, “in which Lady A uses her hyper stylized vocals to declare her intentions on winning you over while guitarist Dexter Allan rips up a hot lead. She then shifts gears to a sweet emotional neo soul ballad, “ How Did I Get Here” featuring outstanding keyboard backing from Paul Robertson, and paying tribute to her late bass player Gary L. Smith. The narrative travelogue “Moan Instead of Sing,” has Lady A recounting her travels to the Delta over top a modern blues funk gumbo. Oliver along with bass man John Studamire lay down a fat funk groove as Lady A recounts the fond memories of her childhood on the “Cabbage and Cornbread.” The hyped up zydeco track “If Mama Ain't Happy,” is full of fire and brings to mind a scene from a musical theater production like Hairspray or Chicago. Lady A co wrote the slinky track ”24 Carat Man,” with fellow Northwest icon guitarist Teri Wilson, a tune that could have easily been a part of Koko Taylor or Ruth Brown’s repertoire. ’ On the gospel flavored barrelhouse blues “Rockin’ The Roads with DME,” Lady A testifies to the power of love and music that is the Delta Music Experience, the unique musical vacation created to bring  people to Louisiana and The Mississippi Delta. The album ends with the special bonus track “Future Ex-Huzbun” a southern fried boogie recorded at Sun Studiosin Memphis with guitarist “Super Chikan” Johnson and drummer Cedric Burnside. The spontaneous energy filled session must have been a thrill for all involved and leaves us with a dream of what could be an amazing super group. 
- Rick J Bowen

Blues Blast Magazine 


"BlueZ in the Key of Me" 
"In my opinion all; but maybe the most hard core blues traditionalists will love this CD, and I think it could easily make converts out of some of them too!" - Reviewer Malcolm "Yard Dog" Kennedy, Blues Blast Magazine
  
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