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16 - Nov
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(Nearby Event: )
Where:The Soundry, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, Maryland, United States, 21044
with Opening Act TBA
BioTheres a young lady [Vanessa Collier] came onstage with me, I forget where I was, but shes playing an alto saxophone, and man, she was amazing. Buddy GuyIf you havent been fortunate enough to meet Vanessa Collier and witness one of her head-turning, fiery, and passionate performances, you should definitely make sure you do. As a master musician and multi-instrumentalist, Vanessa weaves funk, soul, rock, and blues into every powerful performance and she is downright impressive. With soulful vocals, searing saxophone, and witty songwriting, Vanessa is blazing a trail, racking up an arsenal of honours, and has already singled herself out as an artist of distinction and one we would all do well to watch.Its not simply the accolades she has accumulated so far, although theyve been many three Blues Music Award Nominations (BMAs) for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year (2018) and Horn Player of the Year (2018 and 2017), a Blues Blast Award nomination, the Jammingest Pro Award bestowed by the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, First Place for lyrics in the International Songwriting Competition, Best of 2014 Blues Breaker on Dan Aykroyds BluesMobile its the fact that she has accumulated all these honours even while her career is still in its infancy. A 2013 graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, shes toured nationally and internationally, released two critically acclaimed albums (2014s Heart, Soul & Saxophone and 2017s Meeting My Shadow), and will release her highly anticipated self-produced third album, Honey Up, in July 2018.These days, Collier spends much of her time on the road, performing at some of the most prestigious music festivals in the world. Her talents have taken her to the Blues Music Awards Show where, in the words of the Blues Foundation, Vanessa blew the doors off the Blues Music Awards!; Ottawa Blues Festival, where she earned two front page newspaper photos and rave reviews after her foot stomping debut th
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