On March 22nd, in celebration of National Women’s History Month, The Alberta Rose Theatre will be presenting the second annual Women With The Blues concert, featuring four of Portland’s most engaging blues ladies: Anne Weiss, Mary Flower, Janice Scroggins and LaRhonda Steele.
Combining contemporary folk, blues, acoustic funk, gospel music, and smatterings of classical phrasing and Latin rhythms, Anne Weiss is known for her enormous bluesy voice, great guitar chops, and striking stage presence.
With her warm contralto and dazzling skills as an instrumentalist and arranger, Mary Flower has cemented her status as one of the most dynamic performers on the acoustic blues circuit, earning recognition with multiple Blues Music Awards nominations.
Janice Scroggins has been performing in public for 52 years. She has played, extensively, with Linda Hornbuckle, Thara Memory and Curtis Salgado, yet saxophonist Reggie Houston insists, “Janice has yet to perform with her peers.” She has Carnegie Hall talent, whether playing blues, gospel, ragtime, this past Grammy nominee does it all to perfection.
An amazing vocalist, LaRhonda Steele has enjoyed working with local, national and international artists: Curtis Salgado, Norman Sylvester, Linda Hornbuckle, Janice Scroggins, Paul Delay and Thara Memory, recoding with Obo Addy, Janice Scroggins, Norman Sylvester and Ken DaRouchie, and has performed at the Lincoln Center in New York with the late Obo Addy.
Aside from the four leading ladies, special guest harmonica player and Cascade Blues Association Muddy Award Hall of Fame member LynnAnn Hyde will be crossing the mountains from Bend to join in on the event.
The Alberta Rose Theatre is located at 3000 NE Alberta St. Showtime is 8:00 pm. Minors are welcome when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets are $14.00 general admission, $17.00 at the door, and $22.00 VIP preferred seating and. Advance tickets are available through www.albertarosetheatre.com.