Mentone, AL.: Kamama Music Series at Kamama Gallery, 5951 Ala. Hwy 117,
Mentone, Al., continues the Winter Season Series with a Double
Headliner Blues Program featuring the latest member of the San Francisco
Blues Hall of Fame Sharbaby Newport and the Shoals Blues Guru, veteran
singer/songwriter Max Russell on February 21st at 7PM. SharBaby and
Russell will be the featured artists in the eleventh performance of our
house concert series at Kamama Gallery in Mentone.
It was in
2005, when SharBaby came to a performance of the late Blues musician
Willie King, that she would find a home in Alabama. King and SharBaby
hit it off after meeting, and he invited her to play at Freedom Creek
Festival. SharBaby and her husband decided to put down roots in Alabama,
where she formed SharBaby and the Rhythm Blues Band. The band has
released four albums so far and won several awards from the Indie Music
SharBaby and her band have managed to carve out a
unique niche in the Blues scene, not only in Birmingham but worldwide.
She played her first overseas event in Coín, Spain. Recently she toured
the U.K., playing at several clubs around the country and will be on an
international tour this March and April, stopping in France, Belgium and
Luxemburg. And although that may sound glamorous SharBaby says that
money and fame have always been secondary in her life-- being an
independent artist is what fills her with passion and what has allowed
her creative freedom. SharBaby actively promotes the Blues to
children and teenagers. She teaches beginning guitar to kids for the
Alabama Blues Project in Tuscaloosa, a non-profit effort to keep the
music alive and was given a "Master of Blues" certificate by the San
Francisco Blues Hall of Fame in November of 2012. For more information
on SharBaby and her upcoming performances, visit her website at www.sharbaby.com.
SharBaby will be accompanied by Maxwell Russell, Muscle Shoals'
resident Blues Guru extraordinaire. A great songwriter and artist in his
own right, Russell will play guitar and perform his own unique style of
Every first and third Thursday of each month,
Kamama Gallery in partnership with Russell Gulley of TRG Enterprises
presents some of the best original singer/songwriters, traditional and
roots musicians that can be found from around the Southeast.
limited seating so reservations are recommended. Call Kamama at
256-634-3001. Admission is $10.00. Kamama’s Sandra Padgett will serve as
host of the event. Also look for artists Debbie Bond, Ken Watters, and
Pierce Pettis returning in the near future.