Women in Blues with band
“Women in Blues” has during its 15 years “on the road” evolved to become one of Norway’s most highly appreciated music projects.
Rita Engedalen and Margit Bakken have both separately released very successful and award-winning albums. They are both dedicated to spreading the words and music written and performed by many strong blues-singing ladies, of which many never had the freedom and opportunity to do so themselves.
Rita and Margit play a selection of their own written material, together with both new and well-known music from strong personalities of blues, folk, soul, gospel and hill-country blues.
They bring forward historical music jewels and give tribute to some of their most favorite female blues legends and icons such as Janis Joplin, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Memphis Minnie, Ida Cox, Big Mama Thornton, Bessie Smith, Elizabeth Cotton and Kristin Berglund.
At this concert the duo is also joined by the experienced musicians Morten Omlid (guitar) and Eskil Aasland (drums).