Saturday, January 12, 2013


Press Release - Blues Women International
4 January 2013
It’s with great excitement that the first “Blues Women International” project will be underway in 2 weeks.  International, seasoned and new women blues singers, songwriters and musicians will join forces with an all-female backup band in Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues, to record all original previously unreleased material, which will be included in a CD compilation this coming spring.
This is the first project pulled together by a newly formed group of blues lovers and blues women to further promote women in blues in an international arena, including:
The Spotlight: Julia Magness, Shaun Booker, Kelly Chappue, Diedra Ruff, Sunday Wilde (Canadian), Joni Buffalohead, Billie Feather, Cindy Maloney, Pat Pepin

The Band and Rhythmn Section: LaLa Craig, Heather Crosse, Pat Pepin, Carol Dierking, Billie Feather

We have the complete digital download compilation for $8.

We have the complete CD compilation for $12.
What a deal!!!

We are currently only 11% funded and need to be fully funded to receive any support.

It all takes place at the Hopson Commissary Plantation in Clarksdale, Mississippi, on January 28th and January 29th. This live recording will take place during the afternoon (3-9PM), with an open pro jam at 9PM both nights. The recording and jam is open to the public.
Each woman will be putting forth two original songs that will be included on the first project of the Blues Women International CD compilation and subsequently released later on this spring for sale and promoted to various music programmers. It is our hope that this compilation will help further along Int’l Women In Blues to increase their exposure to a worldwide listening audience, and to create further opportunities for these women for live performance opportunities, as well.
Blues Women International has brought together a variety of artists and musicians in an array of blues styles, including roots, acoustic traditional, modern Chicago blues style, zydeco and Memphis blues.  This will certainly create an interesting mix of where women in blues are today.
Blues Women International has also been promoting the new website at to create a worldwide database of women involved in the blues in a variety of aspects for upcoming projects in the coming year.
The goals of the newly formed Blues Women International include hosting an awards program, as well as bi-annually hosting showcase events and continuing to support and encourage women in the blues.
For more information about Blues Women International or to subscribe to their newsletter (it's free!), send an email to:

Till The Last Note...

Sunday Wilde and Lon Mickelson
Blues Women International


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