Monday, April 25, 2011



April 25, 2011


Dear friends,

It seems that I’m going to be having another medical adventure: surgery for uterine cancer. It’s extremely unlikely that this is going to “do me in,” but it’s going to take time. The worst part is that I will have to cancel some of my upcoming performances. You all know how much my work means to me. I guess I’ll have lots of time and material for songwriting.

I have an excellent team of surgeons, and our family doc is involved as well, which makes me feel even more optimistic. Plus George, the man who “Really Makes It Hard for Me to Sing the Blues,” will be at my side.

I expect to be in the hospital for a few days, and recovering at home for up to six weeks. Basically I’m in good hands, and all we can do is wait and see how it unfolds.

Those of you who remember my previous cancer adventures know I’m a tough cookie. We’re gonna beat this one, too.

Yours in the blues, Ann


UPCOMING APPEARANCES - Schedule updated April 25, 2011

Performances are solo unless otherwise noted.

Coming up soon or added since my last newsletter:

June 12 Chicago, Ill.,

Sept. 16 Salisbury, N.C.,

Sept. 18 Saluda, N.C.,

Please consult local listings for show times, ticket prices and availability. For the latest schedule updates, visit:


-- 2011 --

Sun., June 12
Chicago, Ill.
Chicago Blues Festival
as part of Alligator 40th Anniversary All Stars

June 15-17
Clarksdale, Miss.
Pinetop Perkins Foundation Piano Masterclass

July 17-22
Elkins, W.Va.
Augusta Blues Week
800-624-3157, ext. 1209

July 31–Aug. 7
Port Townsend, Wash.
Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival
360-385-3102, ext. 127

Fri., Sept. 16
Salisbury, N.C.
The Blue Vine

Sat., Sept. 17
Winston-Salem, N.C.
Apple Festival at Historic Bethabara Park

Sun., Sept. 18
Saluda, N.C.
The Purple Onion


Sat., Dec. 31
Fredericksburg, Va.
First Night


Booking by:

BackRoads Booking Agency
Marie Walker
2841 S. Locust St.
Denver, CO 80222
303-757-1949 -or- 248-275-3959

Management by:

BC Productions
Bonnie Tallman
P.O. Box 2
165 E. Water St.
Hughesville, PA 17737
Tel: 570 584 4480
Fax: 570 584 4608


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