Straight up blues

Dalannah Gail Bowen performs in Surrey March 19. -
Dalannah Gail Bowen performs in Surrey March 19.
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Powerful and energetic blues singer Dalannah Gail Bowen, and her band Straight Up, will be headliners at the next White Rock Blues Society show and dance this Saturday (March 19) at 8 p.m. at the Rhumba Room of the Pacific Inn, 1160 King George Blvd.

Back to the top of her form after a three-year hiatus, Bowen is riding the success of her most recent CD release, Mamma's Got the Blues, which has been rewarded by positive critical feedback and international airplay.

Her "timeless and contemporary" approach, according to one of those reviews, is typified by her new edge to such standards as Born Under A Bad Sign and Early In The Morning, and fresh originals such as My Blues Keep Bringing Me Home.

Opening for Bowen will be popular guitarist-vocalist Jason Buie.

Tickets ($15) are available from Tapestry Music, Surfside Music, the Pacific Inn or Surrey Arts Centre, https//tickets.surrey.ca

Next big event scheduled by the society is Harpdog Brown and the Bloodhounds, April 9 at the Rhumba Room during which the ace blues harpist and his band will revisit 21 years of music making.

For more information, visit www.whiterockblues.com

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