Roadhouse Concert VIII - Vanessa Collier
This is a unique opportunity to enjoy an intimate concert with one of the Philadelphia area's favorite young Blues artists with a rapidly growing national and international following -- Vanessa Collier!.
Master musician and multi-talented blues performer, Vanessa Collier, was recently nominated for a 2017 Blues Music Award (BMA) for Horn Player of the Year. In the words of The Blues Foundation, Vanessa "blew the doors off the Blues Music Awards!" with her performance at the May 2017 BMA Awards Show in Memphis. Click Here to enjoy clip from that performance.
The charismatic 26-year-old Philadelphia based vocalist/saxophonist/songwriter has just returned from an 11 country European tour with Rufs Blues Caravan, alternating between tour legs in Europe and touring back in the U.S., leading her tremendously talented 5-piece band. With searing saxophone solos, soulful vocals, and witty lyrics, Vanessas songwriting takes you through an engaging blend of blues, funk, rock, and soul in an exceptionally entertaining, high-energy performance.
A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Vanessas alluring vocals and stinging saxophone work saw her light up stages as part of Joe Louis Walkers band (2012-2013), while her 2014 debut album Heart Soul & Saxophone was declared magnificent on Dan Aykroyds blues radio show, winning her accolades as a Best of 2014 Blues Breaker. With the success of her debut album and her powerhouse live performances, Vanessa has been in demand touring throughout the world and is celebrating the 2017 release of her highly anticipated sophomore album Meeting My Shadow.
NOTE: This is a FREE concert. However, we do appreciate any financial support you can provide so that we can continue to bring great artists, such as Vanessa Collier, to the Roadhouse Concerts. The amount is up to you, but we suggest $20 per person. For your convenience, you can provide a $20 contribution along with you RSVP above. A contribution is not required to attend the show, but we do appreciate any support you can provide. You can optionally provide your support at the show.
Heres a small sample of what reviewers have to say about Vanessa
A young singer with a fierce, compelling voice, she also played a mean saxophone and had the charisma to get the crowd in the palm of her hand for a full hour.
-- Lynn Saxburg, Ottawa Sun (reviewing Vanessa's performance at the 2017 Ottawa Bluesfest, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
This bluesy singing sax player knows how to bring the slinking funk to her captivating, award winning sound that has echoes in young Bonnie Raitt/Maria Muldaur vocal sounds. Impressing everyone right out of the gate, she takes it to the next level of the game this time around with a set thatll make you feel like the guy in those old Memorex ads. Killer stuff on every level, this sounds like one of the reasons you first became a music fan. Killer stuff.
At 26 years old, Collier is a fresh face who comes to the blues stage carrying her reed instruments, a dual degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston, a major label debut on Ruf Records, almost two years of touring with Joe Louis Walker, and a mature musical vision. With her tiny alto sax, Collier, like Walker, commands center stage with her vocals, soloing, and stage presence. At the 2016 International Blues Challenge(her) performances were among some of the most invigorating shows on Beale.
--Art Tipaldi, Blues Music Magazine
Collier is a one-time member of Joe Louis Walkers band and shes racked up a tremendous amount of accoladesThe singer and sax player might as well go ahead and add another shelf to her trophy case because clearly, shes going to need it. With a voice that often recalls that of blues-rock stalwart Bonnie Raitt, Collier turns up the heat...
--Kevin Wierzbicki, AXS.com
With such a dearth of credible female blues artists on todays music scene, it is refreshing to hear the latest release from Vanessa Collier, the follow-up to her 2014 release, Heart Soul & Saxophone. The award-winning, soulful songstress offers the whole package on her sophomore album top-notch songwriting and sultry, R&B-soaked vocals that are complemented by her sizzling saxophone. The rich, smoky nuances of her voice will win over any music lover, and her multi-instrumental background only adds to her appeal.
--Michelle Wilson, Ink19.com
Vanessa Collier is a fresh face on the American blues scene, and in addition to her soulful vocals she brings a mighty sax to the table. I am not the only one that thinks so, as Vanessa was nominated for the best horn instrumentalist at the 2017 BMAsVanessa is an important part of the future of blues, and it would cool to support her journey.
-- Rex Bartholomew, Blues Blast Magazine
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