Michelle Willson Holiday Show
Known to blues lovers the around the world as "Evil Gal" and acknowledged by aficionados of Jazz and Blues as a passionate and gifted performer, bandleader and songwriter, Michelle Willson has recorded and released 4 critically acclaimed albums for Rounder/ Bullseye Records. Before signing with Rounder, Michelle's group won a prestigious W.C. Handy award for best unsigned blues act as a result of their win at the Blues Foundation's International Blues competition and Michelle was later nominated for a (best female blues vocal) Handy alongside Etta James and Koko Taylor.
For over 3 years, Michelle hosted 2 weekly programs, "Voices of Jazz" and "Jazz n' Blue" on one of the few remaining NPR music stations, WICN, in Worcester, MA. Her current project: "Destination Moon - a tribute to Dinah Washington" recently debuted to a packed house at the Beehive in Boston and then sold out a repeat performance at Chan's in Woonsocket, RI.
Michelle's amazing voice, intense, engaging style, her vast knowledge of and passion for Jazz and Rhythm & Blues music combined with the rock solid support provided by her talented and tight backup band add up to a unique and unforgettable show! The program for this special holiday show will include seasonal favorites from many traditions as well as Michelle's Christmas hit "5 pound box of money". Michelle Willson
Ticket Prices: $20 (Stu/Sen $19, Mem $17 Child U12 $10)