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T H E F U N K Y E S T G I R L I N T H E B L U E S
Live at Power Station
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VANESSA COLLIER > LIVE AT POWER STATION > SELF RELEASED > 2022
RELEASE DATE : SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 > (USA)
Vanessa Collier - sax,resonator guitar, vocals
Byron Cage - drums, backing vocals
Andrew Crane - bass
Laura Chavez - guitar
William Gorman - keyboards, backing vocals
01 The Run Around 05:24
02 Whiskey and Women 06:08
03 I Can't Stand the Rain 08:36
04 Sweatin' Like a Pig, Singin' Like an Angel 06:15
05 Love Me Like a Man 14:12
06 When It Don't Come Easy 05:17
07 Icarus 04:26
08 When Love Comes to Town 06:58
09 Tongue Tied 07:26
10 Two Parts Sugar, One Part Lime 04:32
Recorded live at the legendary Power Station Studios in NYC on April 21-22, 2022
Listen to samplesVanessa Collier - "Live at Power Station"
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Vanessa Collier is a true phenomenon. Her youth has not prevented her from rising as a figure among the new generations of musicians who have joined the regenerative ranks of blues music in the last ten years. Young female saoxophonists such as Camille Thurman, Lakecia Benjamin, Melissa Aldana, Candy Dulfer or Mindi Abair have burst onto the contemporary jazz and pop scene, but this has not been the case in blues music. Vanessa Collier can be considered a pioneer in the use of the instrument. Few have been the women in the history of blues music who have approached to this genre with sax, they come to mind, in the fifties the Californian Vi Reed or the Georgian musician Rosa King . Collier has managed in just ten years to build a career as an artist that has earned her praise from the media and fans, releasing five extraordinary albums, winning three awards at the BMAs, and being an artist in demand at clubs and festivals in the United States and Europe. As a complementary argument, it's necessary to highlight the integrity and subtlety with her voice - she also occasionally plays the guitar - but it's with the sax that her strong personality captivates the listener, she combines funk and rhythm&Blues with an unusual projection, she becomes exquisite in passages that embellish soul and not hesitate to cultivate some rock &roll licks. Vanessa Collier is a star that already shines with her own light.
P R E V I O U S A L B U M S
RUF'S BLUES CARAVAN SERIES
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Vanessa Collier was born in Dallas, Texas, but he soon moved to Columbia, Maryland, where she grew up.
As a teenager she began to play sax. In 2013 she graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
During 2012 and 2013 was on tour with Joe Louis Walker as a backing band.
In 2014 she started her solo career releasing her first album "Heart Soul & Saxophone"
Vanessa has been awarded three times at the BMAs (2019/2020/2022) and has been nominated five more times.
THE SAX THAT ALWAYS SMILES
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