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Blame Sally

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Blame Sally
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$30 Advance/$35 Door

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The Kanbar Center @ the Osher Marin JCC

200 N. San Pedro Rd.
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 444-8000
About this show

Blame Sally
Acoustic / Folk Rock / Eclectic / On indie edges of America
Presented by:
The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts at the Osher Marin JCC
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012

(Oct. 15, 2012 – SAN RAFAEL, Calif.) Blame Sally creates an eclectic and undeniably original brand of folk pop that plays on the “indie edges of Americana”. Bringing together four unique voices and musical backgrounds, Blame Sally has forged a cohesive sound that is instantly recognizable and compelling.
With their decade plus of live performances and recordings, Blame Sally has established a legacy of song combining country, folk, rock, Celtic and strains of classical music, which has brought originality together with a roots sensibility and pop accessibility.”
This local folk-rock quartet with an attitude, combines acoustic textures with Americana harmonies and an independent spirit. They’ve shared stages with like-minded artists like Los Lobos, Ani DiFranco, Richard Thompson, Roseanne Cash, Joan Beaz and Greg Brown. The band released their fourth studio album, Speeding Ticket and a Valentine in 2011.

WHAT: Amazing Live Acoustic Folk Rock Harmonies from Blame Sally and The Kanbar Center @ the Osher Marin JCC

WHO: All are invited. General Admission seating with some table seating available. No membership or Jewish affiliation required to attend ANY JCC events

TICKETS: $30 advance. $35 day of.

WHEN: Sat. Dec. 1 @ 7:00 ~ Doors/No Host Cocktails @ 7:30.

WHERE: The Osher Marin JCC, 200 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael.

PARKING: Ample FREE parking. Accessing the Osher Marin JCC from Highway 101 is effortless, 1/2 mile E off 101.

TICKETS: Available at www.marinjcc.org/arts
“One of the finest bands in America right now, like a folk-based U2.” -San Diego Troubadour
“Blame Sally has one of the most powerful word-of-mouth success stories I’ve heard in recent years. It’s like they came out of nowhere and suddenly, everybody wanted to tell you about them.” -Rock critic Joel Selvin

More on Blame Sally
Blame Sally has always been impossible to pin down with cliches and conventional wisdom. Each of the four women put her individual career aside to start Blame Sally when they were in their late thirties and forties – the age at which bands are traditionally supposed to break up and begin solo careers. And, obviously, this is an all-female band, albeit not a “girl group” in the traditional sense, those usually being the novel province of youthful upstarts, not mature singer/songwriters.
Formed in 2000, Blame Sally – Pam Delgado (percussion and vocals), Renee Harcourt (guitar, bass and vocals), Jeri Jones (guitar, bass and vocals} and Monica Pasqual (piano, accordion and vocals) – realized early on “that some of the things that might have been considered liabilities were actually assets,” says Pasqual, “and that in truth, the very thing you might be thinking you should hide or isn’t going to help you is something that people are excited about.”
Within a year of their formation, Blame Sally was already receiving radio airplay on KFOG, the popular Bay Area radio station, then on XM Radio – Severland hit #1 on XM’s “Starbucks Café” in 2007. Before long they were playing larger venues and attracting increasingly more sizable audiences, including a co-bill with the legendary Joan Baez in June 2009 at Stern Grove in San Francisco.
As has often been noted about Blame Sally, this is an outfit that boasts not only strong compositional and vocal skills, but serious instrumental chops as well. “I don’t think there are that many well-known women singer-songwriters who are that good on their instruments,” says Pasqual. “Ani DiFranco, Bonnie Raitt or Tori Amos, yeah, but they’re often backed up by men. So people do get surprised when they see four women playing really well. It crosses a lot of gender and age stereotypes, too; people who are just into music all really relate to that.”

The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts is the Performing Arts Department within the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center in San Rafael, California. For over 20 years we have spread the power of music, voice, humor, taste, culture, movement and words throughout the community by presenting classical music, club style dancing events, comedy, musical concerts, theater and performance in the grand Hoytt Theater, lectures. chats and demonstrations in the Kurland lounge and great world music & dancing for all ages outdoors under summer skies on Swig Field. All are welcome; no membership is required to attend. The Center is a long-standing Marin non- profit, centrally located in Marin County and just 1/4 mile east off Hwy 101

Kanbar Center Upcoming Events
12/16- New Century Chamber Orchestra
12/31- The Other Café Comedy Showcase New Year’s Eve Comedy Celebration

MEDIA CONTACT: Linda Bolt ~ Director/Kanbar Center ~ 415.444.8081 ~ lbolt@marinjcc.org

About this artist

Blame Sally

melodic rock

BLAME SALLY is: Pam Delgado, Renee Harcourt, Jeri Jones and Monica Pasqual. These four accomplished instrumentalist/singers combine their strikingly different approaches to create a distinct and beautiful sound that's been described as emotionally charged, highly melodic, and compelling. The San...