May 13, 2016 8:00 pm
"Missy Andersen proves beyond a doubt that she's the real deal." - Malcolm Kennedy, Washington Blues Society
The Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation and The Boondocks Lounge are excited to showcase, in a KXCI Presents show, San Diego Blues & Soul singer Missy Andersen in her much anticipated return to Tucson. Missy is a nominee for Soul Blues Artist Female in this year's Blues Music Awards. Her most recent CD "In The Moment" has garnered rave reviews world-wide. The disc has something for everyone, from Chicago Blues to New Orleans second-line beats, slow Blues and Soul ballads, Memphis Soul to funky Meters-like rhythms.
Born in Detroit and living in San Diego via Queens, NY, Missy began fronting bands while still in her teens playing local clubs and eventually doing session work and background singing. She found her influence in her parents' records that included Blues, Soul, Jazz and Gospel. That led her to the music of Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughn and Billie Holiday, which in turn led her to O.V. Wright, Bobby Bland, James Carr, Ray Charles, Irma Thomas and more.
In San Diego she met and married Heine (pronounced Hi-nah) Andersen, a talented musician from Denmark. They started a band called "Tell Mama" and immediately began touring Europe for several years. They recorded their first CD in Copenhagen. The new CD includes an all-star West Coast line-up of guest players and mostly original songs. The album has maintained a steady appearance on four of the Roots Music Report charts since it's release in October of 2014.
Missy Andersen and her band, featuring Heine Andersen on guitar will be performing at The Boondocks Lounge on Friday May 13, 2016. Tickets are available in advance at The Boondocks for $9. Tickets at the door will be $12 with a $3 discount for SABHF and KXCI members.
For more info contact The Boondocks
Lounge at 690-0991, or Marty Kool at