MISTY BLUES Open For Take-Out Virtual Concert
The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio presents a live Virtual Concert featuring Misty Blues
2019 International Blues Challenge finalist, Misty Blues, is led by lead singer/band founder Gina Coleman. The band is based out of Berkshire County, Massachusetts playing original and traditional blues with hints of jazz, soul, funk and tent revival gospel since 1999. The band has recorded and shared the stage with Charles Neville and opened for contemporary blues artists like Tab Benoit, John Primer, Albert Cummings and Michael Powers. Misty Blues performs extensively throughout New England and has toured New York City, Harrisburg, Mishawaka, Knoxville, Birmingham, Montgomery, Muscle Shoals, Clarksdale, Memphis, New Orleans and Ontario Canada. The band recently earned an Independent Blues Music Award nomination for the best contemporary blues song. The band’s original recordings have wide radio airplay in the U.S. and UK.
In the summer of 1999 Gina Coleman was performing in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of A Raisin In The Sun. That production featured the acting of Ruben Santiago Hudson, Viola Davis, Kimberly Elise and Gloria Foster. Coleman was casted as a gospel singer. Nearing the end of the show’s run, Ruben Santiago Hudson gave Coleman a cd collection entitled Men Are Like Streetcars. He told her that her voice was well suited for the blues and urged her to take that next musical direction. Coleman heeded his advance, and after 20 years, Misty Blues has stood the test of time. Now the band celebrates the release of their 10th album entitled None More Blue… released in January of 2021.
We at The Linda realize that the impacts of COVID-19 have been dire for working musicians and the music industry as a whole. The goal of this series is to help restart the local music economy by bringing a wide array of eclectic and diverse, local and regional musicians back to the stage in a safe environment and to provide fans with a professionally produced concert delivered directly to their homes via YouTube stream. Similar to some of our in-person concerts, the virtual concerts are ticketed events and just like all concerts at The Linda, the productions will be of the highest quality visibly and audibly.
-This concert will be available for live viewing at 8 pm Monday Feb 15th and the replay will be available until Feb 17th at 12 am.
-Tickets to the replay of this concert will be available until January 27th at 12 am.
-You are required to sign in or sign up for a YouTube account to comment or ask questions during the stream.
-For best streaming quality please ensure that you have a good WiFi or wired internet connection.
-For best audio experience please listen with a good speaker system or headphones.
-A private link to the live stream will be provided 2 hours prior to the virtual concert and will be available for 24 hours.
-Click the “view online content” link within your ticket confirmation email to get the link.