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KJAZZ BLUES BASH

September 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

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An annual evening of the best of the blues with Robben Ford, Sugaray Rayford and Deb Ryder brought to you by KJAZZ 88.1


ROBBEN FORD
is one of the premier electric guitarists today, particularly known for his blues playing, as well as his ability to be comfortable in a variety of musical contexts. A five-time GRAMMY® nominee, he has played with artists as diverse as Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Witherspoon, Miles Davis, George Harrison, Phil Lesh, Bonnie Raitt, Michael McDonald, Bob Dylan, John Mayall, Greg Allman, John Scofield, Susan Tedeschi, Keb Mo, Larry Carlton, Mavis Staples, Brad Paisley, and many others.

SUGARAY RAYFORD is an American soul blues singer and songwriter. He has released six albums to date and was nominated for two Blues Music Awards in 2019. In May of 2011, Sugaray became one of the lead vocalists for the Mannish Boys. He sang lead vocals on 9 songs on Double Dynamite, the Mannish Boys CD that won Best Traditional Blues Album in May 2013 at the Blues Music Awards. His first solo CD Blind Alley was a self-release in 2010, which garnered critical acclaim. His second solo CD Dangerous in 2013 debuted at # 2 on Blues Debut Chart, #6 on the Roots Music Chart and #2 on The Living Blues Chart.

DEB RYDER’S vocals have been described as big, devastatingly powerful, whiskey soaked, a force of nature, reminiscent of her major influences Etta James and Koko Taylor. Deb’s stage presence is captivating while her amazing vocals take the audience to new levels of enjoyment. Her standout performances have garnered awards and critical acclaim at festivals and venues throughout the US, Canada and Europe.