WILD WOMEN OF THE BLUES
FINDS A GREAT NEW LOCATION!
Celebrating the Talent
and Empowerment of Women
this year at the BADGER BOWL!
Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 7:00PM to 11:00PM
Badger Bowl at 506 E. Badger Road, Madison
A great stage and dance floor, lots of tables & plenty of free parking!
Don't miss these great blues artists! Check out the details below!
And we'll have free beginner Blues dancing lessons from 7:00PM to 7:45PM with the help of MADCITY BLUES DANCING!
TICKETS: $15 adv / $18 dos - Public
$12 adv / $15 dos - MBS members
Donations to MBS programs gratefully accepted at the MBS table
POSTERS: Help promote this great event by printing some posters and distributing them in your area. Local stores, libraries and many other locations often have public notice bulletin boards.
You can also print a few a bring them to your favorite music venue the next time you're out to see some Blues!
This great event will be a benefit for
MBS Blues In The Community programs
and partnering with the
RAPE CRISIS CENTER
Serving Dane County since 1973, the Rape Crisis Center (RCC) provides services to the survivors (and their family and friends) of all forms of sexual violence, including recent sexual assault, past sexual assault, incest (past or present), sexual harassment, and sexual exploitation.
These services are provided free of charge and include crisis intervention and support (24 hour Helpline and on-call Advocate/Counselors), short-term counseling, support groups, medical/legal advocacy and accompaniment, community education, and Chimera Self-Defense Designed for Women. RCC serves women, children, and men.
"We're so excited to be chosen as the partner for the annual Wild Women of the
Blues concert. April is Sexual Assault Awarness Month, so the concert is a great way
to kick off our month of awareness activities.
"Empowerment is not only a theme for Wild Women of the Blues, it's also a focus of the Rape Crisis Center - we work to empower our clients every day"
- Erin Thornley Parisi, Executive Director of the Rape Crisis Center
Raised in Chicago's infamous Cabrini-Green housing project on Chicago's north side, Katherine has her own inspiring story to tell and is a true role model for young people to believe in their talents and to believe that dreams can become true. Katherine Davis is her own woman! Singer, songwriter, actress, and teacher, her life is imbued with music. Whether she is portraying Bessie Smith or Ma Rainey on stage, appearing with piano accompaniment at a nightclub, fronting a large band, or singing for the Lord, Katherine steers her own course.
Her voice is a remarkable instrument! She can go from sweet and sultry to lowdown and dirty within the course of an evening. She can phrase like Billie Holiday, scat like Ella, and growl like Howlin' Wolf. Her tone can be as rough as Ma Rainey, or as sweet as Dinah Washington. Underlying it all, is her genuine feeling behind every song, that is the corner-stone of the blues. Defying musical stereotypes, Katherine Davis has, with talent, enthusiasm and quiet intensity, reinvented an important era in American music, with grace and style that is uniquely her own.
Considered the Young Turks of the Chicago blues scene, The Cash Box Kings are dedicated to carrying on the spirit of the 1940's and 50's post-war Chicago Blues sound as well as the Delta Blues music of the 20's and 30's. With a focus on the raw, stripped-down, ensemble playing that was the hallmark of the post-war sound, the band showcases the music of Chess Records and Sun Records while adding a healthy dose of original music that captures the essence of the Memphis and Chicago Blues sounds of the 40's and 50's.
Maggie Aliotta is the daughter of the late, great Mitch Aliotta of Chicago rock group Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah, famous for song "Lake Shore Drive", an homage to the famed lakefront highway in Chicago. Growing up with great music clearly influenced her development as an artist. After a 12 year break to take care of her family, Maggie's been growing her own fame singing with her group The Mighty Fines making the blues community sit up an take notice!. This spirited Wild Woman is not to be missed!
PAUL FILIPOWICZ BLUES BAND
The multi-talented Paul Filipowicz, singer, songwriter, guitar & harp player, leads the Paul Filipowicz Blues Band, bringing his extraordinary Blues background with him. Witnessing live Blues in Chicago at clubs on Chicago's South Side, Paul was exposed to the likes of Otis Rush and Magic Sam early on. This spurred him on to an amazing career playing with greats like Houndog Taylor and Mighty Joe Young. Good friend Luther Allison told Paul, "I know you're a bluesman and you know you're a bluesman and every time you take the stage you got to prove it". This spirit has driven Paul and his band to make some of the hottest Blues in town.
Thanks to Dave Leucinger, Blues DJ at
WORT, 89.9 FM, for his consistent support of our event. As in past years,
Dave's putting together a
Maximum Ink article about the Wild Women event. Check out the
WORT spot highlighting Wild Women!
Wild Women on WORT
Thanks also goes to Rökker Inker, Maximum Ink for providing us with a nice boost in publicity for this great event. Maximum Ink's support has made a real difference in the public exposure for Wild Women.
Thanks so much for your help, Dave and Rökker!