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Blues-Rock Vocalist Duffy Bishop to Headline JUKE #9

Date: 9/16/2016
From: 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Union Station Train Shed

Duffy Bishop, one of the most dynamic blues-rock vocalists on the West Coast, will headline this year’s JUKE at the Union Station Train Shed on September 16.

Juke #9 will take place Sept. 16 under the Union Station Train Shed in downtown Montgomery. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., with the music beginning at 7 p.m. General admission is $15, but tables for 10 can be purchased in advance for $100 ($80 for ARMS members). There will not be any concessions this year, so bring your own refreshments. Tickets can be purchased from any member of the ARMS Board of Directors. For more information, contact the board at alabamarootsmusic@gmail.com.

Bishop, who has been singing since she was five years old, is a versatile artist whose performances have been described as emotional, risk-taking, and energetic. She is based out of Portland, Oregon, where she has been recognized with Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Cascade Blues Association and the Washington Blues Society. She has won CBA’s Female Vocalist Award so many times that it was renamed for her.

The Northwest Area Music Association named her best female vocalist in 1989 and 1990, and then named her Entertainer of the Year the following year. She was also named Entertainer of the Year twice by the WBS.

In 1994, Bishop and her band received a Muddy Award for Best Regional Blues Act.

Her first band was named Roadside Attraction, and she also played in The Rhythm Dogs and Cool Ray & The Shades. She eventually toured Japan with Big Brother & The Holding Company. She played Janis Joplin in the Seattle production of the play Janis.

Bishop has shared the stage with many notable musicians, including Ruth Brown, John Lee Hooker, Etta James, Lou Rawls, Bonnie Raitt, Shemekia Copeland, Bo Diddley, and Bobby Blue Bland. She has toured in this country, as well as in Canada, Norway, Japan, and Austria.

When not touring, Bishop and her husband, guitarist Chris Carlson, perform with Teatro ZinZanni, a circus/cabaret/tent show, in Seattle, San Francisco, and Europe.

Bishop is the subject of the documentary Who Is Duffy Bishop And Why Is She Not World Famous? Anyone who sees her perform will be asking the same question.

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