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Saffire The Uppity Blues Women
Bring Blues to Hope College

Posted November 20, 2000

HOLLAND -- The Hope College Great Performance Series will host Saffire The Uppity Blues Women on Wednesday, Dec. 6, for this season's Bonus Blues Event.

The performance will be at 8 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre, located at 86 East 8th Street in downtown Holland.

W.C. Handy Award winners and Alligator recording artists, these three women--Ann Rabson, Andra Faye and Gaye Adegbalola--are redefining the acoustic blues scene. Their recordings and sassy live performances have earned them a loyal fan following and a surplus of media attention.

The "New York Times" has described the trio's artistry as "Post feminist traditional blues, sung, and played with gorgeous abandon." The "Chicago Tribune" has said, "these three middle-aged women look more like fugitives from a Tupperware party" but have a "take-no- prisoners approach."

The group has released six albums, with two of the artists also doing solo albums. Pianist Ann Rabson recently released her second solo album, "Struttin' My Stuff."

More information on the group can be found at the trio's web site at www.uppityblueswomen.com or through Hope's arts website at www.hope.edu/arts.

Please note that some material may not be appropriate for younger audience members.

Tickets will be available to Great Performance Series season subscribers on Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 27-28, and to the general public on Wednesday, Nov. 29. The ticket office is located in the theatre lobby of the DeWitt Center, and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Ticket information may be obtained by calling (616) 395- 7890.

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