Boston’s blues queen visits Midcoast
Rockland — The weekly blues series at Time Out Pub, 275 Main St., continues Monday, Nov. 4. Toni Lynn Washington will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. in the upstairs music room. Admission is $10.
Seven-time Blues Music Award nominee Washington is considered Boston's queen of the blues, and she has a long and storied history on the Beantown club scene. Raised in a procession of gospel choirs in Southern Pines, N.C., Washington performed with classic R&B artists like Sam and Dave and Jackie Wilson throughout the south in her youth. She also made USO tours of the United States and Asia in the 1960s and recorded the Top 50 single "Dear Diary." After two decades off the road and out of the recording studio, Washington returned to performing in 1992 with a 10-piece band. She played the inaugural North Atlantic Blues Festival in Rockland and made a return visit in 2011.
Upcoming in the Monday Night Blues series are: Nov. 11, Willie J. Laws Band ($10); Nov. 18, Roborto Morboilo from Italy ($10); Nov. 25, Tas Cru ($10); and Dec. 2, the Blues Year Eve last show of 2013, Charlie A’Court ($10). For more information about blues in Rockland, visit northatlanticbluesfestival.com.
Johnny Rawls will play New Year’s Eve at the Trade Winds; call Paul Benjamin at 596-6055 to make reservations.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or email@example.com.