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Cave Productions in association with the Oshkosh Native Sons Blues Society Presents:
Nellie “Tiger” Travis with opening act Reverend Raven on Saturday, March 30th, at the Eagles Club (405 Washington Ave) in Oshkosh, as part of Cave Productions’ “Chicago Winter Blues Series”.
Nellie “Tiger” Travis has been involved in Blues music for 22 years, starting in Mississippi and now based in Chicago. The recipient of the New City People's Choice Entertainer of the Year in 1999, she has performed regularly in Chicago at venues like Kingston Mines, the Regal Theatre, and Koko Taylor's club, and opened for artists including Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Willie Clayton, Tyrone Davis, Artie White, Little Milton, Bobby Rush, and Bobby Blue Bland..
The Chicago Winter Blues Series brings world-renowned artists from Chicago to Oshkosh for monthly shows at the Eagle’s Club (405 Washington Ave). These performances are great opportunities for the people of Oshkosh to see & hear the very best from Chicago, right in their own hometown.
Advanced tickets are $10/each ($15/each at the door) or $10/each for Oshkosh Native Sons Blues Society and Lakeshore Blues Society Members. Tickets are available at Eagle’s Club, Fat Mamma’s, Mike’s Music & Sound (Fond du Lac), Rendezvous Tavern (Berlin), and online at WWW.CaveProductions.net.
Nellie “Tiger” Travis bio:
Nellie "Tiger" Travis couldn’t be more destined to sing the blues. She was born deep in the delta of Mississippi in the early 60’s. As in most small towns, the church was a main focal point and Nellie grew up singing gospel music. Since then, Nellie has come a long way and in November 2009 was crowned the New Queen Of The Blues for Chicago by Bluesman Purvis Spann who also bestowed that honor on Ms. KoKo Taylor the original Queen. KoKo was a mentor and friend to Nellie, and when she passed in early 2009, Nellie used her talented songwriting skills to write and record a tribute song to her friend Ms. KoKo Taylor titled KoKo Queen Of The Blues.
Nellie Travis has headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and performed at numerous Festivals and clubs around the world places such as Japan, Greece, Italy, Germany, Brazil, as well as her hometown of Mississippi. She has shared the stage with such greats as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Koko Taylor, Glady’s Knight, Ronnie Baker Brooks to name a few. She has been influenced by many powerful performers such as Big Mama Thornton, KoKo Taylor (of course) and Etta James. The nickname "Tiger" was born after Nellie came to Chicago. She and a cousin were hanging out at B.L.U.E.S on Halsted brainstorming about what to call her. Nellie wanted the nickname "Angel", but her cousin quickly rejected that and came up with "Tiger" which aptly describes her feline-like, intense vocal style as well as her feisty, independent personality. In addition to being an outstanding singer and songwriter, Nellie is an accomplished actress. She has performed in plays "The Lust Of A Man" and "I was There When The Blues Was Red Hot".
Nellie has won several awards and many Nominations.
Nellie “Tiger” Travis: http://www.nellietravis.com/
Reverend Raven bio:
Bringing crowds to their feet at the hardest to please and sophisticated night clubs in the Midwest, Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Altar Boys play traditional blues, straight up with a big dose of passion. With smoking grooves, served up with hot harmonica and smooth stinging guitar they play original songs peppered with nods to Slim Harpo, Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers, Billy Boy Arnold, Junior Wells and the three Kings.
Reverend Raven website: http://reverendraven.com/
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