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MARY LANE 2021 JUS’ BLUES KOKO TAYLOR “QUEEN OF THE BLUES” AWARD

Check out all of the great things happening for Women Of The Blues Recording Artist, Mary Lane. Chicago’s Very Own 85 year old Blues Legend will be honored by the JUS BLUES MUSIC Foundation when they present her with the 2021 Koko Taylor Queen of the Blues Award on Sunday, August 29th at 7 pm CDT & 8pm EDT. (virtual award show)

WATCH NBC 5 CHICAGO FRIDAY 3/20 5PM CDT – Women’s History Month

WATCH FRIDAY 3/20 5PM CDT: NBC Chicago Channel 5 News / streaming NEWS LIVE at https://www.nbcchicago.com/live/
a special feature celebrating Women’s History Month.

Imagine a World filled with Beauty. Here are some of the beautiful blues women who will be gracing the walls of the Delmark Records Gallery. Women of the Blues Foundation & Delmark Records will bring you an exhibit featuring a collection of photographers who have photographed blues women over the decades from legends to daughters of the blues masters to rising stars. Also featuring covers of Living Blues and Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine. We planned on an opening tomorrow night during Women’s History Month but instead we will do a virtual opening on Friday, March 27th. Julia A. Miller, Brenda Taylor Ricci, Demetria Taylor, Kate Moss, Joanna Connor, Anne HarrisWin Noll , Mary Lane, Zayika Hooker, Shemekia Copeland, HolleThee Maxwell , Rose Reed & more. Sherree Lee, Joan Sullivan, Linda S Mensch – photographers (l-r), Roman Sobus, Steven I. WolfAllen Winkler, courtesy Brenda Taylor Ricci, Lynn Orman Weiss, Roman Sobus, Jennifer Noble, Living Blues Magazine, Harvey Tillis, Peter Hurley, Howard Greenblatt
All photos property of Women of the Blues and photographers listed. All Rights Reserved. Do Not Use Without Permission – Contact, Lynn Orman Weiss for information and media, ormanmusic@gmail.com Women of the Blues RecordsCHICAGO WOMEN OF THE BLUESOWL Music & Media, Pam Oliver, LeeAnn Trotter
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Women of the Blues: A Coast to Coast Collection Blues Hall of Fame Premiere


Wednesday, January 29th 3:15pm there will be an opening reception for The Blues Foundation / Blues Hall of Fame premiere in Memphis kicking off the IBC competition and on display Black History Month and March, Women’s History Month.

FYC – Grammy® Nomination – Mary Lane’s “Travelin’ Woman” – Best Traditional Blues Album

The Nomination 1st Round for the 62nd Grammy Awards® opened Wednesday 9/25 and will run through October 10th. Proudly Women of the Blues Records and OWL Music & Media offer FYC, 83 year old Mary Lane’s “Travelin’ Woman” for nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album. Only Mary’s 2nd Solo Album, comes 20 years after her debut. Produced by GRAMMY® winner Jim Tullio, the 10 song album of original music is backed by Very Special Guests: Billy BranchCorky SiegelEddie Shaw, Gene “Daddy G” Barge, Dave SpecterChris Hambone CameronLouie Zagoras and Colin Linden.

Check out the trailer from Jesseca Ynez Simmons‘ award winning I Can Only Be Mary Lane Documentary that tells the story of the making of “Travelin’ Woman” at https://vimeo.com/288639534. US Blues Societies are being given a Special Offer to book a FREE screening of the movie for their membership and guests. Call Lynn Orman Weiss to arrange your FREE SCREENING.

Give a listen to “Travelin’ Woman” and check out the movie trailer. Show some love when you agree this album is worthy of a Nomination. Thank you for listening and FYC.

KSDK – Show Me St. Louis – Women of the Blues – Feature Interview

http://www.ksdk.com/entertainment/television/show-me-st-louis/womens-musical-history-on-display-at-the-national-blues-museum/394968907

Featured in the Examiner

Claudette Miller and Holle Thee Maxwell's hand - Photo Lynn Orman Weiss

Claudette Miller and Holle Thee Maxwell’s hand – Photo Lynn Orman Weiss

As every blues aficionado knows, Chicago is a mecca for the music when the 33rd Annual Chicago Blues Festival gets underway on Friday, June 10th. This free festival attracts attendees from all over the world who descend upon the city for live music in Grant Park as well as a full slate of blues-related events and activities.

One of those events will be a special Blues Festival kickoff show of “Women of the Blues—A Coast to Coast Collection” on Wednesday, June 8th from 7-10bpm. Lynn Orman Weiss, curator, organizer and driving force behind this unique exhibit feels that this scheduled showing ties in perfectly with so many international blues lovers who come into town for the festival. It was also fortuitous. In true Chicago fashion, Firecat usually books out early and often!

Robin Zimmerman wrote an extensive feature about Women of the Blues” in the Examiner. The story’s title is “Focus is on the dynamic women of the blues at Firecat Projects’ new exhibit.” Read the full story and look at the photo gallery:

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