Norfolk blues singer Jackie Scott, over the course of two albums and countless live shows, has earned a solid reputation on the national blues scene. She's not a star yet, but Scott has impressed blues fans in Baltimore, Chicago and elsewhere.
These days, Scott's trying to spread some of that success. Through her travels, she's befriended Eddie Shaw¿ -- a Chicago sax man known for his work with Howlin' Wolf. Scott hopes that Shaw will be able to spread the word about the wealth of blues talent in Hampton Roads.
"Eddie Shaw has agreed to record a CD with all local area musicians," Scott wrote in a message. "My goal and desire is that while Eddie is traveling the country performing he will take 'our music' with him and hopefully expose and promote some of the great artist this area has to offer. In addition, I think this will help promote blues and live entertainment in the greater Hampton Roads."
To raise money for her project, Scott and her band The Housewreckers are playing a fundraiser 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 at Mojo Bones, Ocean View. Her friend Eddie Shaw will also perform as will The Jukes, Bobby "Blackhat" Walters and other area musicians.
In addition to raising money, the show is intended to help find the performers who will play on Shaw's collaborative CD. "I've asked musicians that are not performing to bring their music on CD or DVD so Eddie can review them and then let us know which musicians he'll use for the recording," Scott wrote.
Admission is $10. Mojo Bones, Ocean View, is located at 9659 First View Street, Norfolk. Call 480-6656.
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