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Uppity Blues Woman Ann Rabson Visits R-MWC

Musician to perform, present blues workshop

1/25/2007 4:08:44 PM


Ann Rabson

Ann Rabson of Saffire: The Uppity Blues Women will perform on Thursday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Houston Memorial Chapel of Randolph-Macon Woman's College.

Rabson will also give a blues music lecture and workshop at 12:30 p.m. in the Darden Conference Center in West Hall. Both the performance and the workshop are open free to the public. The event is co-sponsored with the James River Blues Society and the Macon Activities Council.

Rabson has played blues professionally since 1962. A member of Saffire: The Uppity Blues Women, she also performs solo and with various other bands. Rabson has been nominated eight times for a Blues Music Award as Traditional Blues Female Artist of the year. Her first solo album, Music Makin' Mama, was nominated as Album of the Year in both the Traditional Blues and Acoustic Blues categories, and her composition "Elevator Man" was nominated as Song of the Year.

Rabson has toured Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain and Switzerland, peforming solo, with Saffire, and with piano legend Erwin Helfer. In 2000, she headlined the BluesAlive international blues festival in Sumperk, Czech Republic.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations