Sister Blue Band

About Sister Blue

“A BELTER OF THE BLUES”, is how “PHILA. INQUIRER MAGAZINE” featured SISTER BLUE in a 1998 feature of “LOCAL ANGLE”. That same year “NORTHEAST TIMES” described her as a singer whose…”soul fights its way out and fills the room with well-seasoned wisdom and joy”, and “strums her guitar with a trance-like fervor”. In 1999, “CHESTNUT HILL LOCAL” exclaimed, “she bellows, belabors, and blasts the blues as if it’s exploding from a howitzer. There are no pretty bows on her songs, just a barbed wire of passion hot enough to burn up the furniture in the room.

A Philly native, Sister Blue fronts a driving blues band, with powerful vocals and stinging guitar leads. For variety, Sister Blue also leads an acoustic duo, playing blues and ragtime, including renditions of her favorite Bessie Smith songs, as well as compostions of her own.

Prior years have seen SISTER BLUE on the same bill as JOE LEWIS WALKER, JOHN HAMMOND, SATAN & ADAM, SAFFIRE, as well as B.B. KING, BUDDY GUY, FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS, TAJ MAHAL, ROOMFUL OF BLUES, KATIE WEBSTER, CLARENCE “GATEMOUTH” BROWN, PINETOP PERKINS, SUNNYLAND SLIM, RUTH BROWN, and LONNIE BROOKS, at the biggest outdoor east coast blues festival, the 1990 “RIVER BLUES FESTIVAL”. Sister Blue has had the honor to grace the stage with blues greats: KOKO TAYLOR, and the late great ALBERT COLLINS and JOHNNY COPELAND.

“…she growls in a low-down Janis Joplinish voice and coaxes from a guitar that bellies up to her like a dog who knows who’s in charge.”
-Janet Falon, “Inquirer Magazine”

“When Sister Blue’s got the blues-it’s all good.”
-Sunshine Warbock, “Northeast Times”

“When she sings (growls actually) and hammers her guitar, she gives you the whole steak, and it’s all meat; no fat, no bones.”
– Len Lear, “Chestnut Hill Local”

“No one including Mick Jagger in Tina Turner’s body, can move onstage like Sister Blue. It’s one of those “you have to see it to believe it deals.”
-Jim Albert “Northeast Times”

“This lady sings the blues!!!”
-Sydney’s Sidestreet

Get your copy of the just-released Lust, Pain, & Other Temptations CD featuring 17 all-original tracks by Sister Blue.

The debut CD Red, White, & Sister Blue is here, featuring 8 original tracks, including Chicago-style band blues, soulful cuts, and acoustic blues & ragtime. Get your copy now at CD Baby!