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Straight from the heart of Chicago, GRANA’ LOUISE encompasses the Blues. She is simply hands-down, the quintessential female voice of Chicago Blues. GRANA’ LOUISE’S show brims with all the elements that make a performer great! Her deep-throaty-broad- rich voice, belts out the kind of raw gut Blues that makes your spine tingle and heart and body ache. Her impeccable timing and staging is keen, spiced with ribald fun and pizzazz that gives audiences a show to remember! Her background in professional theater and dance, lends itself wonderfully to her act.

In short, she engages everyone watching her.

Nationally Recognized:

Chicago

GRANA’ LOUISE is a regular act at Chicago’s hottest Blues Club’s, including Blue Chicago, Buddy Guy’s Legends, Andy’s Jazz Club, Shaw’s Crab House, Redfish, KoKo Taylor’s Celebrity, B.L.U.E.S on Halsted Street, and Kingston Mines.

After living in Chicago for only two short years, she accomplished what many musicians spend a lifetime trying to do ----- she was featured in the 17th Annual Chicago Blues Fest 2000 with her band, The GRANA’ LOUISE BLUES BAND. Her Band drew one of the largest crowds of the day, on Gibson’s Guitar Crossroads Stage. She appeared again in the 21st Annual Chicago Blues Fest 2004. This time she performed "Old School" Good For Your Soul Gospel, opening the Festival on the Front Porch Stage, early Sunday afternoon. Again she was a Pioneer, this was a first for a local act to perform Gospel music at this Blues Festival.

2005 - 22nd Annual Chicago Blues Festival: GRANA' LOUISE Lights up Gibson's Guitar Crossroads Stage! Her Fiery, Charismatic Persona, and Power-packed vocals, along with her Stellar three pieced band, rocked the world of the thousands of Fans that attended the Fest that day! So much so that the band that was to perform after her, didn't want to go on! The people showed her a lot of love and respect, to a standing ovation, which brought her back for a encore. That normally isn't permitted, but in this case to the Promoter's wisdom, they made GRANA' LOUISE, the exception to the rule!

New York

GRANA’ LOUISE Blues and Jazz performance has also rocked the house at the acclaimed Apollo Theater.

Minneapolis/St. Paul

GRANA’ LOUISE performed Blues, Jazz, "Old School" Rhythm and Blues/Soul as well as "Old School" Gospel Classics at the following venues: The Times, The Dakota Bar & Grille, The Café Luxford, Biscuits and Blues, The Fine Line, Bunkers, Whiskey Junction, The Northrop Auditorium, The Brown Derby (The Derb) Famous Dave’s BBQ and Blues, Legends in St. Cloud, MPLS. Café, and many others

Her one woman show, A Tribute To The Great Women of Blues and Jazz from the 1930’s to the Present, was also a big hit in the Twin Cities.

Other Venues

GRANA’ LOUISE performed to an enthusiastic crowd with Magic Slim and The Teardrops, at the SoulShine Festival in Bascomb, Ohio September 2000.

The GRANA’ LOUISE BLUES BAND was a Headliner for the 6th Annual Blues Cruise on the Queen Elizabeth II December 2001 with such notable Blues "heavy weights" as Gatemouth Brown, Charlie Mussellwhite, The Persuasions, Shemeika Copeland, Billy Branch, and Big Walter Smith.

GRANA’ LOUISE rocked Detroit, Michigan when she headlined with the Michigan Jazz Masters at the Afro-American Music Festival, alongside Chicago’s Legendary Jazz Master Jodie Christian. Their blend of Jazz and Blues highlighted the Festival July 2003.

Internationally Acclaimed:

2006 May 17-20 2006 Mexico City, Mexico, GRANA' LOUISE Headlined at Ruta 61 Blues Bar She was received with so much love and admiration, that at times it was very difficult for her to hold back the tears of joy. Mexico City, opened it's generous arms to GRANA' LOUISE, and in return, she gave the people of Mexico her heart, which they felt, every time she opened her mouth, to let the golden tones come out.


E-mail: music@granalouise.com

Website: www.granalouise.com



For Bookings: Black Gold Entertainment Crystal Blue Records

E-mail: music@granalouise.com
Website: www.granalouise.com