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One Night Only Special Event!

Ms. Vee ( Valyria Lewis) is an award-winning singer, musician, writer, and comedienne. She is the 2021 Band & 2019 Solo Granite State Blues Challenge Winner & International Blues Challenge Semifinalist. Her Blues style is infused with black southern gospel and a whole lot of soul.

Ms. Vee is backed by a "Badass Band" of accomplished New England-based musicians, JL Claybourne (Drums), Pat "The Boss with the Sauce" Herlehy (Lead Guitar/Saxophone), Chris "The Professor" Noyes (Rhythm Guitar), Jay Frigoletto (Keyboard/Organ), and Owen Ross (Bass). They give New England, and the world, a reminder of Blues-Soul’s sound and place in history. They bring a focus to Soul-Blues' Mississippi Delta/Arkansas Blues sound, by marrying soul, funk, and rhythm & blues to create the Blues-Soul Sound of Original Badass Music as well as covers of soul greats like Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Johnnie Taylor, Bobby Rush, Bill Withers, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and more.

Running time: 90 minutes with intermission

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