MP3 Bc & Lea - BC & Lea Live at Godfrey Daniels
It''s live, it''s joyful and it''s what happens when passion is expressed through Gospel, Soul, R&B and the Blues.
12 MP3 Songs
BLUES: Blues Vocals, BLUES: Rhythm & Blues
Bev Conklin (a.k.a. BC) and Lea Gilmore met in the mid 1990''s through Blues-L, an on-line Blues newsgroup. They met in person at the Blues 2000 Festival in the Catskills of New York and were featured and contributing writers for a former newspaper called Tri-State Blues. Both women have invested many years as advocates for Women in the Blues. Some of their many efforts have been made through writing articles, panel discussions, blues society contributions, board members of numerous blues organizations, web site development, public speaking, songwriting, and performing. Both BC and Lea are very diverse in style and in performing arenas. Beverly has been performing with her band BC & The Blues Crew since 1991 and they have received accolades of honors and awards during their tenure. She is now focusing on an acoustic trio called BLUZIN. Lea has a wealth of experience in theatre and singing. She is well known for her extraordinary 1-woman story of Dinah Washington. Lea tours internationally to teach large choirs of children and adults how to sing gospel, which has become a full-time calling for her. Both artists are mothers, well educated, powerful vocalists and highly awarded and recognized in the respective Blues and Gospel areas. When combining those strong qualities and efforts into one show, the results are proving to be very successful. Although they only perform together once a year, perhaps this CD will help get their efforts noticed so they can be invited to perform in an area near you. A must have CD that is sure to make you feel great and relaxed. In fact, we know you will be singin'' and movin'' right along because every song is a timeless standard of Blues, Soul and Gospel.
Recorded live: "Lea Gilmore and Bev ''BC'' Conklin flat tore up Godfrey Daniels the other night. I have heard lots of blues there, both from out in the house, or, like Saturday, from behind the soundboard, but I have NEVER seen an audience on its feet like they were then, and I haven''t heard many performers having this much fun, either. From smooth soul to roaring blues, alone or together, BC and Lea, backed by The Blues Crew with Eric Byrd on keys, just kicked some major butt! There is a lot of blues happening..., but if you want to have a first rate howling good time, I suggest you catch this Crew."
"How do you spell the Blues? With a B and a C! Bev ''BC'' Conklin, Lea Gilmore, and The Blues Crew with special guest Eric Byrd on keys will be once again kicking some serious butt here at Godfrey''s. The last time in they flat tore the place up, with everything from smooth soul to roaring blues and all stops in between...! A not-to-be- missed party night with the best blues the Valley has to offer, and that''s saying something!"
Mike Space, Entertainment Director - Godfrey Daniels (Bethlehem, PA USA)