I’m paying and playin’ the Blues forward and have been since 1977. At the ripe young age of 51, I’ve been blessed to perform with a plethora of outstanding instrumentalists over the past 30 years.
In early 2007 the electric Blues band I formed 4 years ago in Asheville, NC, Peggy Ratusz & Daddy LongLegs, won Best Blues Band of Western North Carolina. Then After winning the Piedmont Blues Challenge in October 2007, Big Road, the acoustic style Blues trio I’m also in, was a semi-finalist at the 2008 International Blues Challenge in Memphis.
Opening for Muddy Waters’ bass player, Mac Arnold has been one of the highlights of 2008 so far, as well as opening for the Beach Boys.
Our calendar is a mixed bag of concerts, festivals, clubs and benefits. From stripped down Rural Blues to hard hitting Rockin’ Blues, I love it and perform it all!
I was born in Worthington Ohio, the 7th child and 2nd daughter of 8. Sibling rilvary, sharing one bathroom, vying for attention – all this and much more taught me how important it is to let my love light shine.
I’m livin’ my dream, performing Original and Traditional Blues, Jazz and Soul Music.