We’ve known Suzy for a while and hosted she and Eric here. We had the opportunity to see her perform with Del Rey at the Freight and just loved them – the music, the chemistry, the talent, the FUN!
With a fashion sense that would make Minnie Pearl smile and a virtuoso fingerpicked resonator guitar style (and resonator ukulele!) that packs a whole orchestra into just 6 (or 4) strings, fabulous country blues chanteuse Del Rey teams up with blues fiddler extraordinaire and vocalist deluxe Suzy Thompson for a few shows every year.
Del lives in Seattle and Suzy lives in Berkeley but the two women have been collaborating for about twenty years now (a few years ago, they finally released a duet album, "Hen Party"), and their shows are FUN - featuring a healthy dose of blues, swing, and original songs played with wit, humor and fiery instrumental vitality.
"Del Rey, who plays a syncopated style of guitar based on prewar blues and barrelhouse piano traditions, is one of the best fingerpickers of this or any generation. Suzy Thompson is a consummate blues fiddler who’s stolen more than her fair share of music festivals with her room-filling, vibrato-laden vocals. The pair has known each other for decades as members of the West Coast blues community, and that familiarity adds to the richness of their debut album as a duo... a welcome treat from two of the finest instrumentalists and arrangers in the business. " Ian Zack, Acoustic Guitar
Suggested Cover = $20* – all proceeds go to artist
Cover Includes: great music, eclectic crowd, view of the city, beer, wine and food. What a Deal!! Please bring something to munch.
*sliding scale welcome
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