Terrie Odabi is one of the most promising new voices in international soul and blues. She has won US Blues Music Awards for Best Female Soul-Blues Vocalist and her album 'My Blue Soul' for Best Release by an Emerging Blues Artist ever. In addition, Terrie has been nominated for a Blues Award as Best Female Soul-Blues Vocalist each of the last three years. With Terrie Odabi we present a future blues and soul queen accompanied by a great band. Terrie is one of the many great blues women we present at this year's Groove Now Blues Weeks Basel. Probably more international blues women than at any other comparable blues festival in the world!
Terrie Odabi is based on the American West Coast - more precisely in the San Francisco Bay Area. 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 of 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 - or 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.
Terrie Odabi - Vocals
Ben Rice - Guitar, Vocals
Jason 'JT' Thomas - Guitar
Lisa Mann - Bass, Vocals
Louis Pain - Keyboards
Jimi Bott - Drums
Thursday, June 8, 2023
Atlantis, Klosterberg 13, Basel
Door opening: 20 h
Concert start: 21
Tickets: CHF 69
No seat guarantee!
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