Lady A began her performance career as a back-up singer in a Motown Revue band during the 90's. Her love of music, gospel background, Louisiana roots, and musical family always led her back to the blues and gospel music, mixed with flavors of soul and funk like a perfect jambalaya. Known as "The Hardest Workin Woman in Blues, Soul, Funk & Gospel" continue reading and find out why...
Voted Best Blues Performer of the Year 2020 ~ Lady A's NEW CD Project: Lady A Live in New Orleans released in July of 2020. She and co-producer John Oliver III have been dreaming of doing a live project for some time, and they enlisted the assistance of her Mississippi producer, Dexter Allen. Though born and raised in Seattle, Washington, you can clearly hear the southern undertones in her music and lyrics .
Lady A also performs as a solo act when on the road and has been front woman for European bands such as Sweden's Top Dogs of Soul and The Netherland's band Blind Bart & the Visionarries.
Lady A also works and performs with her accompanist and pianist/producer John Oliver III, doing special projects such as, United by Music Europe and North America, for which she was a mentor from 2011 - 2016. Because of her assistance with the UBM organization, she was asked to come to Denmark by Music Unites Europe in order to work with and teach a Gospel Music Workshop with bands and singers from Germany, Holland, Sweden and Denmark. Both organization help intellectually disabled persons sing and perform on stage and are dear to Lady A's heart. Her belief is to always "Give Back, that which you have been Blessed with"
She produced her first mini tour, Buzin The Northwest, in March of 2015 featuring Deep Rush Record Recording artist, Dexter Allen and herself, from Seattle to Portland. This tour was met with acclaimed success by sold out audiences and festival producers have praised her accomplishment of producing and performing during this tour. In May of 2017, she produced The Big Blues Blowout with mentor and friend, 2017 Grammy Winner Bobby Rush, Chicago's Nellie Tiger Travis, and Producer, Dexter Allen. Again to a sold out Seattle audience. Proving she is a producer as well as an artist.
She is also a mentor to young people as well as a community activist.