|Fredericksburg Songwriters' Showcase||Ann Rabson|
Ann Rabson has been playing and singing the blues professionally since 1962. She performs solo and with various bands, including ad hoc ensembles known as The Annimators. For 25 years she was a member of Saffire—The Uppity Blues Women.
In 2008 Ann was nominated for a Blues Music Award (formerly W.C. Handy Award) as Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year. She has been nominated eight times as Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year. Her first solo album, Music Makin' Mama, was nominated as Album of the Year in both the Traditional Blues and Acoustic Blues categories, and her composition Elevator Man was nominated as Song of the Year.
Ann has toured Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain and Switzerland, performing solo, with Saffire and with piano legend Erwin Helfer. In 2000 she headlined the BluesAlive international blues festival in Sumperk, Czech Republic.
Ann Rabson's music at Amazon.com
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