Healing Blues Benefit Concert for Blues Singer Sherry Pruitt
Los Angeles-A Healing Blues Benefit Concert will be held for blues singer Sherry Pruitt on Saturday, November 1, 2008 from 12:00 noon-5:00PM at the William Grant Still Art Center in Los Angeles. The benefit will be hosted by vocalist Barbara Morrison, comedian Garret Morris and KPFK’s Blues Power show host Bobbee Zeno. A much loved powerful singer, Pruitt suffered a stroke recently and is currently in rehab. A suggested $20 donation is requested and proceeds from the benefit will help with her medical expenses. Major credit cards accepted.
Sherry Pruitt, also known as Sistah Sherry, is a longtime Southern California blues singer who has toured internationally with numerous bands and performed locally with Deacon Jones, The Terraplane Project and guitarist Gregg Wright, among several other projects. Her 2003 Big City Blues CD recorded with guitarist Makoto Miyashita was noted by the Southern California Blues Society as the year’s Best Self-Produced CD. Pruitt has shared the stage with many legends, including opening for Koko Taylor. Her powerful vocals have been heard on TV and film including Heaven’s Fall and Fox TV’s Standoff. Pruitt is a frequent guest of KPK 90.7 FM’s Blues Power show and has performed at such local events as the Long Beach Bayou Festival.
A much loved powerful singer in the blues community, the musicians who will perform at this benefit for Pruitt include: The Chambers Brothers, Deacon Jones (John Lee Hooker’s longtime Hammond B3 player and band leader), Barbara Morrison, legendary blues singer Lady G.G.., blues vocalist Linda Miles, guitarist Dennis Jones, Delgado Brothers, guitarist Ray Bailey, vocalist Maxayne Lewis, guitarist Marlo Henderson, Jeff Stone, and vocalist Sistah Katie. Sistah Sherry’s Band featuring Deacon Jones, bassist Rick Taub, and guitarist/producer Lamont Hyde will also play.
Health care providers such as the Stroke Association, the Los Angeles Caregivers Resource Center and Global Cardio Care will also be on hand with information about living healthy and preventative stroke measures.
The William Grant Still Art Center is located at 2520 Westview Avenue (near South La Brea Avenue and West Adams Boulevard) in Los Angeles and can be reached at (310) 462-1439 or visit http://www.troubledisland.com/wgsartcenter.com