Venessia Young and The Pure Blues Express

Venessia Young and The Pure Blues Express


Pure Blues Express is a young and modern take on the blues. With roots in the Mississippi Delta, these young artists can move people of all ages and backgrounds. Taking traditional Blues and putting a twist on it, Pure Blues Express will surely satisfy your craving for down home entertainment.


Pure Blues Express is different from other bands in that it has two female guitarists that are also sisters. They are also different because the band members are younger than most other blues artists. Their sound has been described as "wicked". They have a variety of influences including Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Howlin Wolf, Bobby Blue Bland, Big Mama Thornton, Susan Tedeschi, Shemekia Copeland, and Buddy Guy. Pure Blues Express has performed in places such as The White House, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Bologna Arts Performing Center at Delta State University, Fox 13 News at W.C. Handy Park, Notodden Blues Festival in Norway, Howlin Wolf Blues festival in West Point, MS, Como Blues Festival, Sunflower River Blues Festival, and Ground Zero Blues Club owned by Morgan Freeman in Clarkdale, Ms. They have been featured in Blues Revue, The Commercial Appeal, Clarion Ledger, Daily Times Leader, Clarksdale Press Register, New York Times, Telen, a Norwegian newspaper, American Profile Magazine, Living Blues, and Merian, a German magazine.

Set List

A typical set is usually from 45 to 90 minutes. The Songs Are:

Traditional Blues in E
Twenty Room House
Just Won't Burn
Too Late To Try To Do Right
Stormy Monday Blues
Still Called the Blues
Fast Shuffle in B
Blues is a Healer
St James Infirmary