LO Band Receives “Best New Artist” Nomination
Performs at Lake Theater & Cafe Monday Oct 12th
Lake Oswego, Oregon, Oct 5, 2015 – Performing at the Lake Theater & Cafe on Oct 12th, the Lake Oswego-based band, Julie Amici has been nominated for a Muddy Award for “Best New Act” by the Cascade Blues Association (CBA). Ballots are cast by the CBA membership and will be awarded at the November meeting on Wednesday Nov 4th at the Melody Ballroom in Portland OR.
The show will feature the vocals of Julie Amici with Dean Mueller on bass, Alan Hager on guitar, and Carlton Jackson on drums. While this is the first nomination for the band, it’s members have garnered a long list of awards on their own. Dean Mueller received the same award in 2006, a best contemporary act award in 2007, and then a BMA nomination for Best New Act in 2008 as founding member of The Insomniacs. Alan Hager has received many Muddy awards and has been nominated every year since 1990. Carlton Jackson has also received a long list of awards and was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of fame in 2008.
This backing band of Portland all-stars will be supporting one of the finest up-and-coming female vocalists on the West Coast. Julie’s strong yet sweet voice is reminiscent of the 50’s when female singers ruled the world of music, a time when jazz and blues co-mingled at the height of popular culture. Her repertoire combines the jazz of Billie Holiday with the soul of Nina Simone and the sophisticated country of Patsy Cline.
Every Monday the Lake Theater & Cafe brings world class music to Lake Oswego and this will be no exception. Come on out to help the band celebrate the nomination and experience a fresh take on a bygone era that is intimate, alluring, and hauntingly beautiful.
We are really pleased to be nominated for this award, much thanks to all that have joined us along the way: Curtis Salgado, Chris Carlson, Alan Hager, Mark Shark, and Carlton Jackson. Thanks also to our close musical family that have encouraged and inspired us!