BLUES | CONCERT
Best Soul Blues Female Artist - Best Emerging Artist Album
Terrie Odabi - Vocals
Ben Rice - Guitar, Vocals
Jason 'JT' Thomas - Guitar
Lisa Mann - Bass, Vocals
Louis Pain - Keyboards
Jimi Bott - Drums
Terrie Odabi is one of the most promising new voices in international soul and blues. She has been nominated for Best Soul Blues Vocalist and Best Female Soul Blues Vocalist as well as her album 'My Blue Soul' has ever been nominated for a US Blues Music Award as the best release by an emerging blues artist. With Terrie Odabi we present a future blues and soul queen.
Terrie is based on the American west coast - more precisely in the bay area of San Francisco. Besides her great voice, she writes great songs and has a great stage presence. Many professionals believe that Terrie is on her way to stardom. Already she is being compared to Etta James. With so much praise, it's important to know that in addition to a powerful voice, it takes a lot of musical finesse to make such a comparison. We have provided her with an accompanying band that could not be better.
Terrie Odabi born as Terrie Juanita Wright on April 7, 1963 in Albany in the US state of Georgia. Her father was in the US Air Force. First in Sacramento, California, then her father was transferred to Turkey. And so Terrie spends a few years overseas with her parents and siblings. Later, she marries a Nigerian man named Odabi. And from then on she calls herself Terrie Odabi.
In her youth, she was influenced by soul stars such as Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, the Isley Brothers and Chaka Khan. She also worships Elvis Presley. At the same time, blues music has constantly accompanied her. She remembers recordings by B.B. King, Bobby Bland or Buddy Guy that her parents played at home. For Terrie, it was always clear that she wanted to be a blues singer. In church, which she does not attend regularly, she comes into contact with gospel. Later, she joins a gospel choir at Fremont High School. "No other type of music has as much depth, as much soul as the blues - at best, gospel," she says.
The mother of a 30-year-old son, Terrie has worked in the Oakland Unified School District and as a specialist for handicapped youth since 1999.
Terrie has been musically active since 1980. She has been a background singer for various soul greats in local clubs, where she is also developing strongly as a soul singer.
Her first release under her own name appeared in 2013 (Evolution of the Blues). In 2016, 'My blue soul' is released. On it plays the crème de la crème of San Francisco blues musicians under the leadership of Kid Andersen, who also produces the album.
Her versatile, dynamic voice, the depth she brings to her music as well as her improvisational talent is unique and sets her apart from many other singers.
Terrie will be accompanied in Basel by an all-star band from Oregon that includes blues greats such as Lisa Mann, Ben Rice or perhaps the best blues drummer - Jimi Bott (The Proven Ones).
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