Events and Festivals in New England - updated April 6

May 19 The Boston Blues Society presents "The Second Annual Ladies of the Blues" more…

The Bull Run in Shirley will be the spot for a memorable show on May 19th. Nine great stars backed by Lydia Warren and an all star band

The Ladies are:

Shirley Lewis Described as Boston's "Regal Queen of the Blues," singer-songwriter Shirley Lewis has been bowling over audiences since the age of 4 performing blues, Gospel, jazz and soul. With her superb voice, along with a sense of humor, warmth, and grace, the charismatic Ms. Lewis has performed at clubs and festivals all over the U.S and Canada.

Diane Blue Boston's Diane Blue is a strong and soulful vocalist, skillful harmonica player and a crowd pleasing entertainer.  Voted "Outstanding Female Singer" in The Blues Audience 2011 Readers’ Poll,   Ms. Blue won the 2010 Massachusetts Blues Challenge, earning the honor of competing at the 2011 International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

Diane has played harmonica and/or sung with guitarist extraordinaire, Ronnie Earl, as well as international performers Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson, Big Jack Johnson (of Clarksdale, Mississippi) and Irma Thomas (the Soul Queen of New Orleans).  Ms. Blue continues to tour internationally as well as performing in the USA.

Gracie Curran Gracie has a silky smooth voice with a thick timbre that recalls women singers from a bygone era of great music. She sounds as vintage as her 1950s-style microphone. She is usually backed by her High Falutin‘ band, a Boston-based blues band with soul.

Carolyn Waters Born and raised in Philadelphia, Carolyn has called New England home for almost two decades. A relative newcomer to the stage, her powerful, riveting voice has already gained her a wonderful reputation as a crowd pleaser as she moves effortlessly from folk, gospel, jazz, to the good old fashioned foot stomping blues. 

Cindy Daley Cindy has been singing and playing the blues, and rock, since the 1980s, backing up Jon Butcher Axis. With a powerful voice reminiscent of Janis Joplin, Cindy has opened for Rick Derringer, Edgar Winter, Peter Wolf, Foghat, Ten Years After, James Montgomery, and The Guess Who. She has most recently shared the stage with Shirley Lewis, Ricky "King" Russell, Mission of Blues and many other great blues artists. She was half of Boston’s duo act in last year’s International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

Lisa Marie Captivating audiences for years, Lisa Marie is a versatile singer-songwriter with loyal fans running the age gamut of 21 to 71. This powerhouse, winner of the 2008 Outstanding Female Singer award from The Blues Audience, belts out everything from roots, blues, rockabilly, jazz, swing and funk, with an incredible vocal sound. And she's not too shabby on harp, either.

Kit Holliday Kit has been singing professionally for more than half her life, from rock to musical theater to blues and jazz. She was voted outstanding blues female vocalist by the Blues Audience in 2005 and took third place in the 2004 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. After touring with Ricky “King” Russell and Matt Stubbs, she joined the funk and disco band Booty Vortex.

Guitarist and vocalist Lydia Warren tours internationally from Brooklyn to Beirut, whipping audiences into a frenzy at each stop. A versatile singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer, the Boston-based performer tours and records as a solo act and with her alt-blues power trio.

Tickets available online

Tickets at the door: $25