Update: **CHANGE OF VENUE** Due to the predicted hot temperatures of mid-90’s, the Michelle Willson and The Evil Gal Festival Orchestra blues concert has been moved from the PCA to the Fletcher Club at 11 Brookside Road, Westford, MA.
WESTFORD — The Parish Center for the Arts has shared the following press release, which can be found below.
Parish Center for the Arts at 10 Lincoln Street, Westford, MA continues its Blues Series with Michelle Willson and the Evil Gal Festival Orchestra on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 8:00pm. Michelle’s Evil Gal Festive Orchestra include renowned musicians Michelle Willson (vocals), Zac Casher (drums), Mike Mele (guitar), Shinichi Otsu (keys), and Scott Shetler (sax, clarinet, mandolin). Watch this video of Michelle Willson and her band performing “Half Past the Blues” – https://youtu.be/byCxz71mk18.
Known to blues lovers around the world as “Evil Gal” and acknowledged by aficionados of Jazz and Blues as a passionate and gifted performer, bandleader and songwriter, Michelle Willson has recorded and released 4 critically acclaimed albums for Rounder/ Bullseye Records. Before signing with Rounder, Michelle’s group won a prestigious W.C. Handy award for best unsigned blues act as a result of their win at the Blues Foundation’s International Blues competition and Michelle was later nominated for a (best female blues vocal) Handy alongside Etta James and Koko Taylor. For over 3 years, Michelle hosted 2 weekly programs, “Voices of Jazz” and “Jazz n’ Blue” on one of the few remaining NPR music stations, WICN, in Worcester, MA. Learn more about this powerhouse vocalist and her band at – https://www.evilgal.com/music
TICKETS are $25 GA and $21 PCA members/seniors and are on sale now at https://westford.org/pca/
More about PARISH CENTER FOR THE ARTS ~ Westford’s Home for Visual and Performing Arts
The PCA is a private, non-profit arts center located in a historic building on the town common in Westford, Massachusetts with weekly events open to the public. A fine art gallery, a concert hall, a dance hall, or a general purpose hall for your private recital or family event, the PCA offers many ways to celebrate the fine and performing arts in a convenient and family-friendly venue. Built in 1829, our historic space is charming, intimate and has a capacity for up to 125 people. There isn’t a bad seat in the house! A volunteer-run organization, we receive no government funding for our operations – we are funded by donations, event revenues, and private rentals. Concert series include monthly Jazz, Rock, Blues, Folk, Classical and Comedy shows, and many Community Events such as Jazz Jams, Bluegrass Jams, Barn Dances, Open Mics for teens and adults, and Karaoke Nights. More info at westford.org/pca.