I Am the Blues - The Living Blues Exhibit
I AM THE BLUES brings the history of the blues front and center through song, narrative, and images.
I AM THE BLUES is a living, breathing blues history.
I AM THE BLUES gives voice to the pain, poverty, desires, despair, hope, horrors, tragedies, and triumphs in America history.
I AM THE BLUES is the soundtrack spanning 500 years of the struggle of a people to survive !
I AM THE BLUES is a journey through the greatest form of American music and American history.
I AM THE BLUES IS AN EDUCATION.
I AM THE BLUES IS AN EXPERIENCE.
Redd Velvet is an American blues and soul singer, best known for her powerful, earthy voice that transcends sound to draw the listener into the supernatural experience that she is!
Redd was encouraged to pursue a career in classical music under the tutelage of Mildred Allen, a principal artist with the New York Metropolitan Opera, and acclaimed baritone Andrew Gainey. But the soul of her ancestors and Southern roots called her back to the blues.
Redd's presence and power embody the blues and evokes the events of more than five centuries of blues heritage and history! Redd sings the blues, tells the story of the blues and becomes the living blues right before your eyes!
Lured by her power and passion, audiences testify to being taken on a journey that goes from the church to the juke joint. Her presence is declared to be electrifying, intoxicating and even spiritual leaving you with a testimony of your own!