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Gas Station Blues
August 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Downtown Issaquah Association is excited to announce Virtual Gas Station Blues every Thursday night from 7pm to 9pm on Youtube! This year’s virtual lineup is nothing short of spectacular including Grammy award winning artists, international blues competition finalists, and new and upcoming artists.
This week’s featured artist is the incredible Mercedes Nicole! Talent aplenty, Ms. Nicole’s voice and delivery strike your memory in familiar ways. Comparison to world-famous blues and jazz females are tempting, perhaps justified. Nonetheless, Ms. Nicole is never derivative but rather refreshingly comfortable in an all-new manner. Mercedes Nicole is also smart enough to work superb material. On her CD “People Are Talking”, she easily interprets standards by such great tunesmiths as Van Morrison, Vernon Duke, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and George Gershwin into her own repertoire. The first time you hear Ms. Nicole you make the assumption: this is some legendary great from the past in some glorious newly re-mastered recording you have never heard before. You’re a little surprised when you’re wrong and more than a little intrigued – this is Mercedes Nicole, who in her own quiet, unassuming way is as much bigger than life as any of her peers.