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Wild, wilder, maybe even the wildest!
by Deborah Conway
That is what you can expect from the Inland Empire Blues Society 2010 Wild
Women of the Blues extravaganza set for Saturday, April 17th at the Spokane
Valley Eagles, 16801 E. Sprague Avenue.
The Eagles features ample parking, a huge dance floor, lots of seating and, of
course, adult beverages.
So, this is an adult-only, 21-and-over, event. And all the fun can be yours for a
mere $12 for IEBS members who can find their membership cards and $13 for
those who cannot. Of course, if you are not a member, someone will be glad to
hook you up at the event.
Doors will open at 7 p.m. The earlier you arrive, the closer you can park and the
closer you can sit to see some of the Northwest’s wildest blues women.
The show will kick off at 7:30 p.m. with Miss Lee Lee and the Fatback Kings. For
two hours, Miss Lee Lee and her band plus two Inland Northwest vocalists will
tempt you out of your chair and onto the dance floor. Hoodoo Udu vocalist Patrice
Thompson, who was nominated for 2009 “Best Female Blues Vocalist” and
“Best Female Blues Performer,” will share the stage with Amanda Tsubota.
From 10 p.m. until midnight, the Strangetones from Portland will take the stage.
You may have seen Guitar Julie at Ritzville last year when she was part of the
Sweet Sixteen celebration. If you missed it, you better catch Julie at the Wild
Women show. The Strangetones have garnered the Cascade Blues Society’s
“Best Contemporary Blues Act” award four years running. Coupled with multiple
awards for “Best Electric Guitarist”, the Strangetones are now in the Cascade
Blues Society Hall of Fame.
So save the date -- April 17, 2010. And save your energy. You will need it to keep
up with the wild, wilder and wildest blues women in the Northwest!
Saturday, April 17th, 7pm
Spokane Valley Eagles
16801 E. Sprague Ave.