"Pat makes the guitar sing like a bird without even having to sing a single word." - Sam A. McKenzie, Dialectician
They range from Ma Rainey to Nina Simone to Bonnie Raitt, Tina Turner and their voices ring clear as “Blues Is a Woman,”
PORT ANGELES — “They’re funny, they’re sexy, they’re delicious,” said singer Pamela Rose, describing the women who galvanized her many years ago and continue to lift her up today.
I've always had a passion for the gospel ministry performers in the 1970s and ’80s forward, “and it gave me the voice and guitar of spiritual delight.” “It’s a powerful time to talk about race and women. People are moved it,” Pat said of her show. “For me, in the time we’re in, seeing an all-women blues band makes me feel a little bit of progress is being made in the performing arts,” she said. “That in itself really excites me.”
After a long break from performing through hospital, the return to rehearsals and shows has been an emotional one, Pat admitted. She’s missed the thrill of having the music swirl around her. “Musicians get the most satisfaction out of playing together,” she said. At a rehearsal, some tears were shed as the women reunited. “We needed it in our souls", Pat said. Pat is a gospel, soul, blues guitarist.