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The Brian Barlow Concert Series Presents:

Michelle “Evil Gal” Willson

On January 28th at 4 pm, 90.5 WICN Public Radio continues to honor the life and legacy of our legendary former host and General Manager, Brian Barlow, with the launch of The Brian Barlow Concert Series. WICN Morning Vibe Time host and Production Manager, Michelle “Evil Gal” Willson will take center stage with her band at Off The Rails on Commerical Street in Downtown Worcester.

Michelle is a force of nature — an emotional ball of talent that inspires with her original songs but also takes you on a journey through what she calls “the lost music” of vintage soul/R&B legends like Dinah Washington, Ruth Brown and Etta James. As she says, “They were all different, but the one thing they shared was intensity. And that’s what I’m trying to bring, too.”

Operating on instinct since she doesn’t read music, Michelle has had a remarkable career. The Boston native made four albums with Bullseye Records (a subsidiary of Rounder Records) under the watchful eyes of producers Ron Levy (who also played keyboards with B.B. King for many years) and the Grammy Award-winning Scott Billington, who has more than 100 albums to his credit. Michelle herself has been nominated for the W.C. Handy Award for best blues vocalist (she lost to Etta James) and has toured internationally.

Please join us in honoring and preserving Brian’s enduring love of live music. Tickets are on sale now. 

Purchase Tickets Here

The Brian Barlow Concert Series is generously funded by The George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation, The Fred Harris Daniels Foundation, The Stoddard Charitable Trust, and Westboro Toyota