"Ladies of the Blues"

A musical and historical journey of the pioneering women in the Blues from Bessie Smith and Ida Cox to Bonnie Raitt and Shemekia Copeland

About the Show

THUNDERGYPSY'S "Ladies of the Blues" show was inspired by their participation in the Ida Cox Music Festival in Toccoa, GA.  Ida Cox, a native of Toccoa and the "uncrowned Queen of the Blues" was virtually unknown to THUNDERGYPSY, but the setlist they created for the show revolved around "women of the blues" to pay homage to Ida Cox.

Upon being asked to return to the Ida Cox festival, the band knew they had to add several of Ida Cox's tunes to their setlist.  After much research, they realized there was a trove of female blues artists whose songs and stories were being forgotten, and thus, "Ladies of the Blues" was born.

This 90-120 minute show takes you through the songs and stories of many of the great female trailblazers - Bessie Smith, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and of course Ida Cox and moves through to the contemporary artists that carry on their legacies such as Susan Tedeschi, Janis Joplin, Shemekia Copeland, and Bonnie Raitt.  

It's a great evening of music, history, and storytelling!

🎶 THUNDERGYPSY Presents: Ladies of the Blues 🎶

Discover the soul-stirring journey of blues queens and modern muses with THUNDERGYPSY's electrifying tribute show, "Ladies of the Blues." Inspired by the legendary Ida Cox and their unforgettable experience at the Ida Cox Music Festival in Toccoa, GA, THUNDERGYPSY embarks on a mesmerizing musical odyssey celebrating the women who shaped the blues genre.

🌟 Unveiling Hidden Gems: 🌟

Delve into the rich tapestry of blues history as "Ladies of the Blues" unveils the forgotten tales and timeless tunes of iconic female trailblazers. From the haunting melodies of Bessie Smith to the fiery spirit of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, every note resonates with the power and passion of these remarkable artists.

💃 From Past to Present: 💃

Witness the evolution of the blues as THUNDERGYPSY pays homage to legends like Ida Cox while seamlessly transitioning to contemporary torchbearers such as Susan Tedeschi, Janis Joplin, Shemekia Copeland, and Bonnie Raitt. Experience the raw emotion and sheer talent that transcends generations, leaving audiences spellbound and craving more.

🎵 An Evening of Music, History, and Heart: 🎵

Immerse yourself in the captivating fusion of music, history, and storytelling that defines "Ladies of the Blues." With a runtime of 90-120 minutes, this unforgettable show promises to transport audiences through time and space, igniting a deep appreciation for the indelible legacy of female blues pioneers.

👏 What Audiences Are Saying: 👏

"THUNDERGYPSY's 'Ladies of the Blues' is an absolute triumph! A must-see for anyone who loves music with soul." - [Insert Reviewer or Testimonial]

🎤 Book Your Experience: 🎤

From intimate clubs to prestigious theaters, "Ladies of the Blues" is a versatile and captivating performance perfect for a wide range of venues and audiences. Contact us today to bring this unforgettable journey of sound and spirit to your stage.



"the band gave a great musical overview of women blues singers throughout the 20th century. So many of the women were real trailblazers in the business, and I loved hearing Heather's passion on the subject. I came away from the show feeling much more knowledgeable and with a greater appreciation of the songs and artists that were covered.” - Catherine Price

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