Published DateLACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room will host the Diane Blue Big Band on Friday, March 8 at 8 p.m.
Admission is $10 and Pitman's is BYOB venue.
Boston's Diane Blue has the "whole package" – she is a soul-stirring vocalist, skillful harmonica player and a crowd pleasing entertainer. Voted Outstanding Female Singer in The Blues Audience 2011 Readers' Poll, Ms. Blue is a soulful and sassy performer with a strong, energetic delivery, serving up her own spin on soul, blues and R&B.
Ms. Blue won the 2010 Massachusetts Blues Challenge, earning the honor of competing at the 2011 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. She was nominated for "Best Female Singer" in the 2010 Blues Audience Readers Poll, "Best Blues/R&B Act" and "Best Female Vocalist in 2007 by the Providence Phoenix and also nominated "Best Local Blues Act" by Motif Magazine in 2007.
Ms. Diane Blue has played harmonica and/or sung with guitarist extraordinaire, Ronnie Earl, Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson (former sideman for Muddy Waters), Big Jack Johnson (of Clarksdale, Mississippi) and Irma Thomas (the Soul Queen of New Orleans).
She will be joined by Joe Bargar on keyboards and vocals, Bobby Gus on guitar, Johnny "Blue Horn Moriconi" on trumpet and vocals, Mario Perrett on sax and vocals, Lenny "LB" Bradford on bass and vocals,
and Jeff "Jungle Boy" Thompson on drums.