Saffire–The Uppity Blues Women Coming to Richmond
From the Gay Community Center of Richmond:
GCCR is proud to present Saffire: The Uppity Blues Women in concert on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 8:00 pm. Don’t miss this last chance ever to see Saffire in Richmond. After 25 years, they are going their separate ways musically. If you have ever seen them, you know that this is a show worth seeing, and they have lots of new material. If you have never seen them, don’t miss out on this opportunity!!!
It’s not often that dreams come true. In the case of the acoustic blues trio Saffire–The Uppity Blues Women that’s just what happened. Over the course of six albums and hundreds of gigs, the group has gone from virtual obscurity to one of the most popular, witty,and just plain satisfying acoustic blues groups on the scene today. These women tear into their material with passion, dedication,and originality. Every song they cover becomes theirs, and their originals blend seamlessly with their interpretations. They are indeed the torchbearers for the original classic uppity blues women like Bessie Smith, Sippie Wallace and Victoria Spivey. The members of Saffire–The Uppity Blues Women are Ann Rabson, Gaye Adegbalola and Andra Faye. The New York Times says: “Post feminist traditional blues, sung, and played with gorgeous abandon.”
They play and write deep music. Even if they didn’t they’d be remembered for their delightful voices. Saffire are a little vaudeville, blues. bawdy, and brazen, but most all of they are themselves. Hearing these fearless songs reveals these passionate ladies have lived life, learned from its misgivings, and are all the better for it.
On this final tour, they are celebrating the release of their final album: “Havin’ the Last Word” and a DVD “Hot Flash” a documentary about their 25 year journey. “Havin the Last Word” is just that. Ann, Gaye and Andra have taken the time and care to leave us with a wonderful record that serves as a loving testament to all that Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women have stood for: hard work, belief in each other, attitude and an undying love for their fans. Bruce Iglauer, of Alligator music, said it best in his letter of introduction: “Though this will be Saffire’s last album, it’s not a requiem; it’s a celebration.” So let’s start the party and celebrate all of the joy the women of Saffire have brought us all over the years
Tickets are $20 in advance and are available NOW at gayrichmond.com or at the GCCR office (email Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 622-4646 X22). If available, tickets will be $25 at the door. There will be a cash bar; ID required to purchase alcoholic beverages. The event is non-smoking and the venue is handicapped accessible. Doors open at 7:00 pm.
Tickets are also available online at ClickandPledge.com.
This concert is made possible through the generosity of Maggie Sacra, CPA, GLSEN Richmond treasurer, and will benefit GCCR and GLSEN Richmond.
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