Sunday 23 June 2019 8pm Music Room
Nicknamed the ‘Empress of the Blues’, Bessie Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and was a major influence on other jazz singers.
Ma Bessie (Julia Titus) and her Blues Troupe perform to a narrated show, featuring music from the era and showcasing many of Bessie's songs. The show chronicles her life from a one-room shack in Blue Goose Hollow, to becoming the highest-paid black entertainer of that time, to the tragic accident on Route 61 in September 1937 that ended her life aged 43 years.
8% per ticket administrative fee applies for online & telephone orders, this includes all costs and postage is free. More information about booking fees.