Nancy Wenstrom and Vikki Lee will perform as the Dagwood Blondies at The Art House Gallery & Cultural Center located at 2905 Shattuck Ave in Berkeley, California on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 7PM to promote their upcoming release, The Dagwood Blondies Deci-Belles Tour hits Berkeley! Leave a comment
“We are recording a CD called Deci-Belles and we are calling our upcoming shows a tour. Ramblin’ Jack Elliot has decided to manage us, and it is his first foray into arts management. He has been very supportive of us.” saidVikki Lee
Nancy Wenstrom has been a professional musician for thirty years playing and singing rhythm and blues, jazz, rock and country and touring and recording with many Bay Area bands. Rockabilly singer/songwriter Vikki Lee hails from Rancho Cordova (near Sacramento) and has performed alongside acts as as Elvin Bishop, Al Stewart, Mickey Gilley, B.J. Thomas, The Guess Who, The Marshall Tucker Band, The New Riders of the Purple Sage, and Tito Puente, and toured internationally.
“I’ve had the chance to rock on stage with such Bay Area greats as the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, Chris Isaak, and Big Brother and the Holding Company, and open for such acts as Huey Lewis, Joe Cocker and Elvin Bishop,” said Nancy Wenstrom
Five time Grammy nominee Ramblin’ Jack Elliot has been a long time supporter of the duo and of each of the artists individually.
They play real good guitar and they sing close harmony…I am electrified!” said Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
The pair will be performing ad recording together under the moniker Dagwood Blondies, and plan to tour in California to promote their upcoming album Deci-Belles, with a Southern California show in October. Although they have performed together with other bands in the past, this is their debut album as a duo.
“It is the funnest thing, we’ve wanted to perform as a duo for years. Nancy is a killer guitar player, she reminds me very much of Stevie Ray Vaugh. We combined our originals, we are best friends and we are having the time of our lives. Everyone thinks we look like sisters, and that’s always been the case for twenty years. It was just one of those things that was meant to be. We are having a lot of fun doing this, and I think it shows in the music. We are just overjoyed with this project.” said Vikki Lee
The Dagwood Blondies Deci-Belles Tour hits Berkeley!
“The Dagwood Blondies are two of the best blondes in California…and they sing!
They play real good guitar and they sing close harmony…I am electrified!”-Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
“Nancy Wenstrom, SF bay area blues diva + Vikki Lee, rockabilly queen = The Dagwood Blondies” -Vicki Campbell, Singer, The Stardust Cowboys
We let the fans speak for themselves!
Nancy & Vikki, together, as one powerful all original Americana act. Don’t miss it!
What: The Dagwood Blondies
Where: The Art House Gallery & Cultural Center, 2905 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, 94705 ph 510-472-3170
When: Saturday, April 19, doors at 7PM, show at 8PM
$10.- $20. Donation
Please support the Arts ans see a GREAT SHOW!
A concert of music featuring the music of Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers and The Band. A first time get together of some of the Bay Area’s finest musicians exploring the music of two of the seminal bands of their eras. Gerry Tenney and The Hard Times Orchestra. April 25th 2014 Friday Night 7pm door 8pm Show Leave a comment
A concert of music featuring the music of Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers and The Band. A first time get together of some of the Bay Area’s finest musicians exploring the music of two of the seminal bands of their eras.
Gerry Tenney is the instigator and organizer of this project, singing playing guitar and mandolin, gathering together this fantastic group of musicians . The project melds together the music of Charley Poole and The North Carolina Ramblers with The Band of Woodstock fame. This will be a harmonic and instrument expansion for Poole and an acoustic adaptation of the Bands music.
Gerry and Leslie recently sang at the Pete Seeger Memorial at the Freight and performed at he East Bay Jewish Community , in the East Bay Yiddish Theatres production of the Purim story.
Bill Evans Banjo. One of the great bluegrass banjo players of the planet, with many bands and teaching credentials gets to show us some of his old timey and rock and roll chops,
Jacob Groopman . A versatile instrumentalist and vocalist will share the guitar and mandolin spot with Gerry. A young veteran of many bands and types of music , he is currently playing with the newly recorded Front Country and in a wonderful soulfull duet with Melogy Walker.
Mike Stadler will play mostly fiddle and sing . Possesing a beautiful and powerful voice, he is also an amazing multi-instrumentalist. His band with Mary Gibbons has been quite popular around the Bay Area for many years.
Leslie Tenney adds her fabulous vocals to this project. Gerry and Leslie have been singing together for over 30 years
Noah Tenney will be playing keyboard and singing. Noah and Gerry sing together as only family can
Allegra Thompson will be playing bass and singing. Allegra adds just the right touch and energy to this band as she does to The Drifter Sisters and The Bearcat String Band She has really come into own musical self over the last few years.
Melody Walker will add her soulful singing to this wonderful mix of musicians.
and other Special Guests
Art House Gallery & Cultural Center
2905 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, California 94705
Donation $10.-$20. Please support the Arts!
All Ages & Wheelchair Accessible