The Blue And Gold
Sunday, August 27 | Ship Point | 7pm
The Blue And Gold is a musical collaboration between Juno-nominated singer-songwriter Ndidi O and folk/roots guitarist/banjo player Trish Klein (The Be Good Tanyas, Frazey Ford, Po’ Girl) which celebrates the musical artistry and legacy of pioneering female blues musicians. Ndidi O and Trish Klein were both established Canadian roots music artists when they met in Paris while both experiencing turbulent times of their lives, where their friendship was fused and the idea of a collaboration ﬁrst began. Back in Vancouver BC and during the pandemic, they began a remote recording/research project exploring the lives and music of under-recognized female blues artists, inspiring a musical journey that led to creation of their debut 2022 album, The Blue And Gold. The album is a musical homage to the profound inﬂuence of Black female artists in 20th century country/blues traditions as well as to the evolution on all modern music; including reinterpretations of the works by Memphis Minnie, Lottie Kimbrough, Victoria Spivey, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and others, as well as by the legendary Indigenous songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie.
Opening for Allison Russell on Sunday, August 27.