Thursday, June 16, 2011
Ida Campbell & the Blues Nation at the Silver Spring Blues Festival in Downtown Silver Spring!
Ida Campbell, born in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and raised in Washington, DC, has been singing all her life. Ida’s Blues Nation Band was formed in 2008 to bring a distinctive blues and R&B sound like no one else’s. Ida’s finds her musical inspiration in artists like B.B. King, Bobby Blue Bland, and ZZ Hill among others. In addition to the blues guitar masters, she also emulates the spirit and energy of Aretha Franklin, Etta James, KoKo Taylor, Barbara Carr, Denise LaSalle, Tina Turner and Betty Wright.
Ida brings a spirited, invigorating, soul shaking presence and masters the kind of sound of blues that will affect you to the bone. Blues Nation is comprised of professional musicians from the District, Maryland and Virginia that have played with Grammy and Grammy-nominated artists and international acts.
The Blues Nation Band
Music Director Rowe Oliver, Professional Bassist
Alvin White- Professional Lead Guitarist
Glen Douglas-Professional Pianist and on keyboards
Kenny Sanders- Professional Percussionist –Drummer
Eddie Kornegay-Professional Saxophonist
Special Guess Harp Player Howard Bernstein.
For more information about the Silver Spring Blues Festival, visit www.silverspringblues.com