Bessie Smith Empress Of The Blues Tribute At The Cabot

In a wonderful coincidence of timing, The Cabot, in Beverly, Ma. celebrated and honored the great and legendary blues vocalist icon, The Empress of the Blues—Bessie Smith -at the very same time the beautiful newly renovated 1920’s theater venue is turning 100 years old with this fund-raising kick-off event. Smith was performing in the 1920’s, establishing a singing career with her distinctive passionate indomitable voice and soulful takes on blues songs. She was to influence all major blues vocalists and songwriters of this genre, including Billie HolidayJanis JoplinNina Simone and Queen Latifah, Read More ->