Belting out the boogie and blues
By Jim Davis
Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona Published: 03.26.2009
Nothing beats live music, except live music on a beautiful day. With that, the stage was set for LAVA's (Live Acoustic Venue Association) Boogie 'n' Blues at Pantano Stables, 4450 S. Houghton Road, Sunday.
The first performer was Mitzi Cowell singing blues songs accompanied by bassist Sabra Faulk.
Next were the "Wild Women in Music," Lisa Otey and Diane Van Deurzen, who belted out a mix of hot jazz, sultry blues and cabaret numbers.
Diane Van Deurzen does her part for the Boogie 'n' Blues multi-artist show at the Pantano Stables, 4450 S. Houghton Road Sunday.
Photos by Jim Davis / Arizona Daily Star
Soon after, Grams & Krieger came on to play an electric blues set with drummer Ralph Gilmore. Bassist Steve Grams and guitarist Danny Krieger traded off on the vocals.
Other performers finishing out the afternoon included Heather "Lil Mama" Hardy, Arvel Bird and Tony Redhouse and, finally, Mr. Boogie Woogie.
LAVA's future event schedule can be found online at www.lavamusic.org.
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