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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ladies Do The Blues At Harpers - Saturday, July 30 - Scorch Sisters

Scorch Sisters Main Pic

Ladies Do The Blues: Scorch Sisters (above), Cafe R&B (below), and Kelly's Lot (bottom pic)

make for a great triple-bill at Harper's in Tarzana this Saturday night, July 30th.

Cafe R&B

Cafe R&B

Kelly's Lot Pic

Kelly's Lot

Ann the Raven

Ann The Raven

(Tarzana, Calif) - SoCal men and blues fans alike are in for a big treat this weekend when a sizzling trio of talented female-fronted blues acts - Scorch Sisters , Cafe R&B , and Kelly's Lot - all take the stage for a "Ladies Do The Blues" night of great music at Harper's, 5545 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana, Saturday, July 30. 8 p.m. Only $10! Info: (818) 342-9300 or . Emceeing for the evening is Ann The Raven from KCSN 88.5 .

Recently-formed Scorch Sisters are a "super-group" of sorts whose principal members are highly-regarded SoCal musicians Francesca Capasso (vocals, percussion); Alicia McCracken Morgan (keyboards, vocals); and Kimberly "KC" Allison (guitars). Among the stellar bands and artists on the three ladies' collective musical resume's: Billy Vera and the Beaters; Joe Houston; Zola Moon; Don & Dewey; Bobby Womack; Melissa Etheridge; Spencer Davis; Some Like It Hot Revue; and Francesca and the Flames. Scorch Sisters debuted at this past April's "Blues For The Rising Sun" benefit, then headlined at this past May's Real Blues Festival of Orange County 2. "Francesca Capasso, singing from her soul, with fellow Scorch Sisters Alicia Morgan and guitarist Kimberly Allison, really brought it with their opening uptempo shuffle "Blues For Barnaby" and a scorching (excuse the pun!) guitar solo by Allison on "Still Remember," A new Scorch Sisters CD is in the works and will be released on Kimberly Allison's Starliner Music label in the near .

Cafe R&B - who have a passion for hard-hitting early blues and R&B - have been thrilling Southland blues crowds as well as audiences throughout the country with their great live shows since forming the early 1990s. Lead vocalist Roach first gained fame in L.A. fronting Roach and the White Boys and has been favorably compared with the likes of singing greats Etta James, Tina Turner, and Aretha Franklin. The group's body of work includes album releases "Black & White" as well as "Blues And All The Rest." The band has performed on the popular Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise in both 2009 and 2010. .

Kelly's Lot, fronted by enigmatic singer Kelly Zirbes, are known to area music fans for their energetic brand of "roadhouse"-style blues. The group has played festivals (Waterfront Blues Festival; Big Fish Blues Festival; Pasadena Blues Festival; and most recently, Santa Clarita Blues Festival) and have opened in the past for Tommy Castro, Shemeka Copeland, Macia Ball and Curtis Salgado. Zirbes is also known for her work raising money for a wide variety of charities (over twenty in all). Their most recent album release is titled "Pastrami and Jam." .

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