Natalie Davis & Dave Merrick

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Natalie & Dave

Date(s) - 10 Mar 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Eldon House

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“When Ladies Sang the Blues. Blues and jazz duo Natalie Davis an Dave Merrick will be performing at The Eldon celebrating the magic of classic women Blues singers through the twenties, thirties and beyond. The duo has performed in venues across Bristol and Bath,bringing jazz and Blues history to life through their special blend of music, multimedia and spoken word events. For many, the enduring image of the Blues singer is that of a single man playing a guitar, but the first commercial Blues singers to become household names were women. In the1920s, at the very beginning of the recording industry, Mamie Smith, Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith pioneered the way as majestic Blues singers. In her early teens, Billie Holiday heard these artists, often accompanied by Louis Armstrong, and she said of her own music that she wanted the power of Bessie Smith and the tone of Louis Armstrong. In this multimedia, live music and spoken word presentation, Natalie and Dave will bring to life this history.”

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