Washington lays down the law
Rockland — The Monday Night Blues series continues July 1 with Toni Lynn Washington beginning 7 p.m. at the Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. Admission will be $10.
Blues singer 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. Washington played last year's North Atlantic Blues Festival; she also played at the inaugural fest.
Next up in the weekly series are: July 9, Howard and the White Boys ($10); July 23, Biscuit Miller ($10); and July 30, a DVD release party with Andrew Jr. Boy Jones ($10). For more information on the Time Out Blues series — and on this year's blues festival, July 14 and 15 in Harbor Park — visit northatlanticbluesfestival.com. Deadline for advance festival tickets is July 9.
Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or email@example.com.