LIVE (Stream): Misty Blues Band @ Universal Preservation Hall 02/12/2021

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Gina Coleman and her band, Misty Blues, celebrated the release of their 10th CD, None More Blue. The album contains all originals, most were penned by Ms. Coleman, some with the help of her bandmates, Ed Moran, Seth Fleischman, Benny Kohn & Diego Mongue. All written during the pandemic. The concert actually consisted of two separate sets of music. The first was the CD release itself. The second was a tribute to Women in the Blues as represented by songs originally performed by Bessie Smith, Big Mama Thornton, Ruth Brown, and Koko Taylor. All giants in a male-dominated genre who were active from the 1920s on.

Although all the music played was clearly the blues. Guest musicians played to expand the voicings of the core band to include a trumpet (to form a 2 horn section), percussion (including a marching bass drum), and harmonica.

Musicians
Gina Coleman – vocals, cigar box guitar
Bill Patriquin – bass/trumpet
Benny Kohn – keys
Aaron Dean – saxophone
Seth Fleischmann – guitar
Rob Tatten – drums/trombone/vocals

Guest musicians
Dan Esko – bass
Ed Moran – vocals/harmonica
Diego Mongue – percussion/bass/drum

Set Lists

NONE MORE BLUE

My One And Only
I Can’t Wait
These Two Veils
Bodega Blues
Change My Luck
Down in Lenox Town
Ready to Play
Listen

QUEENS OF BLUES

I Need A Little Sugar
Nobody Knows You
They Call Me Big Mamma
Hound Dog
If I Can Sell It
29 Ways
Wang Dang Doodle

Photo Gallery by Rudy Lu

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1 Comment
  1. Margo+Singer says

    Great photos Rudy, and thanks for doing the review. We have the new CD and it was so wonderful to see them perform the whole CD, even it was via a livestream.

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