Interview with Jack Sullivan of Blues Revue magazine from this June 13's edition of Damon Fowler's Sugar Shack Mondays at Aces Live in Bradenton.
Performance by VizzTone Label Group artist Gina Sicilia.
My interview with Sicilia and her guitarist/producer Dave Gross.
Sicilia set two.
|Gina Sicilia publicity photo|
In addition to interviewing Sicilia, I'll also be doing a special segment with Jack Sullivan of Blues Revue, the international blues magazine that recently moved its headquarters from California to Bradenton.
It prompted this story I did that ran on the front page of the Bradenton Herald on Saturday:
"Famed Blues Revue magazine HQ moves to Village of the Arts."
Sicilia records for Blues Revue's highly regarded record label VizzTone.
From Sicilia's website:
Young Philadelphia songstress Gina Sicilia exploded onto the scene in 2007,
as her debut CD, "Allow Me to Confess," was met with joyous acclaim by fans and
She was heralded as a distinctive new voice in the Blues, as well as an
insightful songwriter and interpreter of neglected classics in the Rhythm & Blues
In 2008 she was nominated for “Best New Artist Debut” at the Blues
Music Awards in Memphis, Tennessee, just as her sophomore release "Hey Sugar" proved her also to be a legitimate contender in the worlds of Classic Country and
With her new 2011 release, "Can't Control Myself," Gina broadens her stylistic
palette, infusing even more Soul and Americana into her bedrock influences of Blues
and R&B. This CD features seven new Gina Sicilia compositions, as well as three
choice covers borrowed from Bobby Bland, Stevie Wonder, and Ike & Tina Turner.
Gina’s singing and songwriting continue to break new ground, showing remarkable
depth, power, and seemingly unstoppable growth. "Can't Control Myself" was
produced and engineered by Gina’s label mate, the insanely talented Dave Gross,
who also played every instrumental track on the record
except for trumpet, sax, and one lap-steel track.
Now 25 years old, the genre-defying Gina Sicilia continues to smash
pigeonholes into kindling and redefine the boundaries of soulful music.
Damon Fowler's Sugar Shack Monday
Showcasing the best in touring talent
8 p.m. Mon., June 13 with special guest:
Click to watch the performances and my interviews with Sicilia and Sullivan.
8:30 p.m. Monday, June 13