Pyeng Threadgill

Pyeng Threadgill


Pyeng Threadgill is a young vocalist of great range and control. She sings blues, soul, cabaret, and original compositions. Her debut album features her own arrangements of Robert Johnson's blues classics, adding reggae, trip-hop, soul and jazz sounds to update RJs blues for today's listeners.


Pyeng Threadgill grew up with avant garde jazz and African rhythms with her father being free-jazz great Henry Threadgill and her mother, Christina Jones, being a founder of the Urban Bushwomen. She had a degree in Music from Oberlin Conservatory and is a music educator as well as a composer and performer. She has a strong bent towards intimate soul and blues styles that make one think of Billie Holiday and Nina Simone.


Sweet Home, The Music of Robert Johnson is her debut CD. It has had extensive airplay on blues and jazz radio in the USA, Canada,Austrailia, France, and other European countries. She has been featured on XM Satellite radio's Bluesville program.

Set List

Set lists vary including songs from the Robert Johnson CD, original compositions and some covers, especially Etta James. Sets for blues and jazz clubs are normally 45-50 minutes.