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Women in Blues Night Featuring: Bridget Kelly, Alexis P. Suter, and Annika Chambers

Infinity Hartford

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Sat, July 28, 2018
Hartford, CT
Show at 8 PM

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Price: $19 - $39

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Blues Rock
Women in Blues Night Featuring: Bridget Kelly, Alexis P. Suter, and Annika Chambers

A night of powerful and soulful blues. All female driven vocals with some serious blues riffs and harmonies to back them. Bridget Kelly, Annika Chambers, and Alexis P. Suter are coming to Infinity Hall Hartford for one very special evening. Have a bourbon, eat some BBQ, and enjoy the Blues the way we all love them. Grab tickets today and reserve a great spot for this 3 band unique show!

Bridget Kelly Band

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Artist Bio

Inspired by classic & electric blues, the Bridget Kelly Bandhas placed their unique stamp on the blues genre, with high-energy live performances and a hybrid sound that mixes Texas and Memphis Blues with various Southern Blues traditions. The powerful and sultry vocals of singer Bridget Kelly and the incendiary lead guitar work of Tim Fik forge a signature hybrid sound that combines female urban blues with riff-driven rockin' blues guitar; held together by a dynamic rhythm section comprised of Alex Klausner on drums and Mark Armbrecht on bass. The band has been performing at blues clubs, concerts, and festivals throughout the United States, and recently at the "Women in Blues" Showcase in Memphis, TN during the International Blues Challenge (IBC) (Jan 30-Feb 4, 2017). As IBC Semi-Finalist in 2015 and 2016, the group continues to gain national media attention. Bone Rattler, Released in June of 2017, was #1 RMR Electric Blues for over 6 months, made the Living Blues chart, and had intense air play all over the globe. Songs from their 2014 "Forever in Blues" CD could be heard on Sirius XM radio (B.B. King's Bluesville) and stations around the world. The group's latest release "Outta the Blues" (2016) rose to #11 on the RMR Contemporary Blues chart, hit #1 on the RMR Electric Blues Chart in July and August of 2016, and was the #4 ranked Roots Music Radio "Electric Blues" album of the year. Favorable media reviews and regular airplay on Pandora, Spotify, Jango, and Internet radio have helped to expand the band's International fan base. Bridget Kelly Band will release their NEW CD, Blues Warrior June 1st, 2018.

Alexis P. Suter

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www.alexispsuter.com

Alexis P. Suter is the owner of that big, booming voice you can hear roaring out of Brooklyn into the heart of North America and beyond. Alexis P. and her band are on the rise as accolades pour in and they continue to captivate audiences from town to town. 

Miss Suter and her powerful and unique ensemble artfully blend the lines between Blues, Soul, Roots and Rock music. Alexis' voice ranges from a pained passion to explosive and soul bearing. 

When the great Bluesman B.B. King first heard Alexis sing, he was visibly impressed and said so after her opening set for him at BB Kings in NYC. Shaking his head in wonder in his characteristic way, he remarked….

“It’s a rare thing to share the stage with great talent like that young lady.”

Alexis has earned similar honors from other well-known musicians and performers including Dan Aykroyd and Levon Helm of The Band. 

Suter and her band have been blazing trails and taking their music to festivals and venues both nationally and internationally.

Suter is currently touring in support of 2 releases, "All For Loving You" (American Showplace Music) and AMOS "Live at Briggs Farm" (Briggs Farm Records). Both recordings take modern blues and roots music in new directions, pushing the form just a bit beyond its normal boundaries with Suter's powerful, deep soulful voice charging forward. 

Alexis burst on to the music scene as a regular performer at Levon Helm’s legendary Midnight Rambles held in Woodstock, NY. Levon was captured by what he called Alexis’ wonderful spirit and had her and the band open for him nearly 100 times.

"She is one of those wonderful spirits, she's got her arms around you; you can feel that”
Levon Helm

As special guest openers for The Levon Helm Band, they played to sold-out audiences at the Beacon Theater, Bethel Woods Center For The Arts, The Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ and Central Park’s Summerstage.

Since then, Alexis continues to be in high demand at North American Roots and Blues festivals, venues and events. She was privileged enough to open for BB King several times at his club in New York as well as Etta James. In addition to being a featured artist in over 50 Blues and Roots festivals nationwide, Alexis and her band have been the opening act for the following artists: Bo Diddley, Trombone Shorty, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Dickey Betts, Coco Montoya, Buddy Guy, Allen Touissaint, Emmylou Harris, Johnny Winter, Elvis Costello and for the 20 year reunion of the Muddy Waters Band. 

At the highly prestigious Blues Music Awards, Alexis was nominated for Best Contemporary Female Artist in 2017, The Koko Taylor Vocalist in 2015 and for Best Soul/Blues Female Vocalist in 2013. Presented by The Blues Foundation in Memphis TN.

Television appearances include Legends, IMUS in the Morning and The Artie Lange Show.
Her song "Ride, Ride" was featured in the national commercial for howstuffworks.com. 

Suter has been featured on countless on- air LIVE radio performances and interviews across the USA. “All Over Again” from their release“Two Sides” was named NPR’s “Song Of The Day".

Her song "In The City" was included on the Second Volume of the "Songs After Sandy" compilation series (songsaftersandy.com) along with Sir Paul McCartney and Dave Stewart (Eurythmics).

Alexis is currently supporting her new release “Hat Trick”, The Essential Alexis P Suter Collection. 
She has 8 other full length releases to date; "Live at Briggs Farm" 2017 ( Briggs Farm Records), "All For Loving You" 2017 (American Showplace Music), "Love The Way You Roll" 2015 (American Showplace Music), “Two Sides” 2011 (Hipbone Records), “Live at the Turning Point” 2010 (Festivalink), “Just Another Fool” 2009 (Hipbone Records), "Live at the Midnight Ramble" 2008 (Levon Helm Studios) and “Shuga Fix” 2005 (Hipbone Records). The recordings have received much praise from radio and publications alike including Blues Music Magazine, Blues Revue, Living Blues, Downbeat, Elmore, Blues Blast, Blues Matters, Blues 411 and
Big City Rhythm and Blues. 

Recently Alexis has formed “Alexis' Ministers of Sound”, AMOS, an ensemble which includes Vicki Bell, Ray Grappone, Dave Keyes, Chris Bergson, Michael Louis and various special guest musicians. They have just released their first album, AMOS, "Live From Briggs Farm". The powerful debut is a collection of original and classic songs interpreted in Roots, Gospel and Soulful styles.

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Annika Chambers

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www.annikachambers.com

ANNIKA CHAMBERS, like so many powerful vocal artists, can trace her love of music back to early childhood. “I grew up singing in the church,” she says. Not that she had to tell us. Citing the gospel influences of Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, Dottie Peoples and Whitney Houston, you can’t help but feel the Spirit moving through the entire room when Annika throws herself into the heart of a song. But it was during her two tours of duty in the US Army that Chambers realized the gift she had. “One of my colonels heard me singing, and he said, ‘Why don’t you sing the Anthem for one of our ceremonies?’” She was an immediate hit and became their first choice for all their music events, joining the gospel choir and even winning the talent show on her base. From there, Chambers became part of a touring band making the rounds through Kosovo and Iraq, providing a welcome lift for the troops’ morale. She also planned special events, concerts, dances and karaoke nights, always doing her part to infuse the good time music into their lives. Returning to Houston in 2011 brought the creation of Annika Chambers and The House Rules Band. Audiences loved their combination of blues and soul and started paying attention to that powerhouse voice behind the microphone. Among her admirers was bassist Larry Fulcher (2012 inductee to the Blues Hall of Fame) and producer/musician Richard Cagle of Montrose Records. By the end of 2014, Chambers’ debut album, “Making My Mark”, was climbing blues charts across the US and Europe. Her meteoric success and rising attention brought Annika Chambers the coveted nomination for 2015 BMA (Blues Music Award) “Best New Artist 2015”. Her sophomore release, “Wild & Free”, did not disappoint, with a debut at #7 on the Billboard Blues chart! Building on her success, Chambers used this opportunity to showcase her ever-improving abilities to sing across multiple musical genres. The word continues to spread on this rising star as festivals from South America, Europe and right in her own backyard (Minnesota Bayfront Blues Festival, Las Vegas Blues Bender, Gloucester Blues Festival, and Mississippi Delta Blues Festival) race to feature Annika Chambers in their lineup. A full-time music career can keep a person busy and yet Annika Chambers always finds time to give back to her community. Chambers has a deep passion for supporting and inspiring the next generation of musicians. When performing, she’ll often shift the spotlight to local youth musicians and she also donates time speaking in classrooms about the legacy that is the blues. Keep cruising the website to discover videos of Annika’s performances and samples from her CDs!

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