Sistah Blue
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Sistah Blue

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"Review Int. Blues Challenge 2005"

O.k. I have to admit what drove me to see them was the fact that they are an "all female blues band." Part of me was thingking that Phoenix sent us a "Novelty Band," how very wrong I was. Talent wise these ladies could be stacked up to anyone in the competition that weekend. Is there one stand-out in this band? No, everyone pulls in an equal share to the end product. On their website you will see credentials that would make many national bands proud. This band would be a no-brainer for any booking agent or club owner. Not only do you get the press of an "all girl blues band" but you get a top flight act besides. I know I'll be telling some club owners about these ladies. If anyone books this band because of me, you'll be glad to buy me a beer for the advice. - Rolly Hough (Black Swamp Blues Society)

"CD Review: Sistah Blue"

This group comes with a rare pedigree: a second-place finish in 1996 at the International Blues Talent Competition in Memphis for unsigned bands. This first recording indicates that the showing was no fluke. While Sistah Blue makes no secret of its all-female composition, neither does it rely on gender for its novelty value. The band's card simply announces "Arizona's Premier Blues and R&B Band," and "Sistah Blue" presents an honest, tough blues act recorded "98% live" in the studio. Though Sistah Blue came together out of Phoenix's Rhythm Room jams, the music here has a purposeful quality galaxies away from most open sessions. - Blues Revue 2000

"CD Review: 5 Pieces O' Sweet"

The all-X-chromosome Arizona group Sistah Blue returns with another album that shows off impressive songwriting. Singer Lila Sherman's gospel inflections and raw power are a marvel; Rochelle Raya adds taut, toneful harp solos. Nancy Dalessandro's guitar is fluid, sharp and clean (including excellent slide on "Lyin' There") and she pens originals that transcend cliche. 5 Pieces o' Sweet moves through jazzy shuffles, sweet soul, Zydeco, and invigorating blues("Motormouth," "Love to get you up"). There's hard James Brown-style funk in "Don't call Me" and the Sistahs' fresh take on Dinah Washington's "Evil Gal Blues." Great party music with an original sound. - Blues Revue - August 2003


Sistah Blue Live (2006) CD
Movin' On (2005) EP
Five Pieces O'Sweet (2002) CD
Sistah Blue (1999) CD
Sistah Blue II (1997) Cassette (out of print)
Sistah Blue I (1995) Cassette (out of print)



Sistah Blue comprises of 5 female musicians who reach audiences of all ages. Music ranges from blues to soul featuring covers along with a strong original repertoire. The band members do not claim to be blues purists but you can feel the raw evergy of the blues in their music. Audience members often come to see the band initially because of its all-female composition. However, Sistah Blue's great showmanship and music has won the band multiple awards and an ever growing crowd of loyal fans around the world. Influences include classic funk and soul, such as James Brown & Aretha, gospel to blues like Freddy King, Muddy Waters, T-Bone Walker, Etta James, Elmore James, War, as well as Bob Dylan and the Beatles.