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THE BLUES IS A WOMAN: Wild Women of Song

August 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Friday night Advance Sale is closed.

Tickets still available at the door!

Friday, August 12. 7:00 pm


$15 per night or $12 per night OHCA Members

Members, please enter coupon code MEMBER upon checkout to receive your membership discount.


“The Blues is a Woman” is a live concert and theater piece, celebrating women blues artists from Ma Rainey to Bonnie Raitt.  Set to debut early 2017, O’Hanlon Gallery is proud to present a ‘sneak peek’ at this work in development. Vocalist and songwriter Pamela Rose has assembled an all-gal, all-star cast of musicians to recall the powerful contribution women gave to our most enduring American art form – the blues.

With storytelling, projected imagery and a thrilling live concert, Rose hopes to transport the audience back to the make shift tents and stages from which the Blues arose, and follow the evolution all the way to the present day. The show features artists such as Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Etta James and Aretha Franklin.  Pamela Rose is developing this new work in collaboration with Creative Director Jayne Wenger.

Both concerts will feature Tammy Hall (piano), Ruth Davies (bass), Kristen Strom (saxophone), Daria Johnson (drums) and Pat Wilder (guitar) along with Ms Rose.  A short Q & A/feedback section after each concert will take place.


Rose’s previous work “Wild Women of Song” shone a light on key women in early jazz and toured nationally for five years, gathering critical acclaim

“Pamela Rose’s …superb work about women in early Jazz has really caught FIRE around the country!” DownBeat   

“A joyous female-centric perspective to Jazz History!” Jazz Times Magazine


Photo credit: Jen Paschal, Bruce Forrester Photography

Pictured:  Top Row from left:  Kristen Strom, Tammy Hall, Pat Wilder

Bottom:  Daria Johnson, Pamela Rose, Ruth Davies





August 12, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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