The Blind Boys of Alabama & Paul Thorn Band w/ Monica Pasqual

Mission Temple Fireworks Revival

The Blind Boys of Alabama & Paul Thorn Band w/ Monica Pasqual

Monica Pasqual

Fri, July 13, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 10:20 pm)

$15.00 - $57.50

The Blind Boys Of Alabama
The Blind Boys Of Alabama
The Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. Celebrated by The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) with Lifetime Achievement Awards, inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and winners of five Grammy® Awards, they have attained the highest levels of achievement in a career that spans over 70 years. The Blind Boys are known for crossing multiple musical boundaries with their remarkable interpretations of everything from traditional gospel favorites to contemporary spiritual material by songwriters such as Eric Clapton, Prince and Tom Waits. They have appeared on recordings with many artists, including Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Aaron Neville, Susan Tedeschi, Ben Harper, Patty Griffin and Taj Mahal. The Blind Boys of Alabama have appeared on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, The Grammy® Awards, 60 Minutes, The Colbert Report and many other television shows.
Monica Pasqual
Monica Pasqual
Pianist, singer and songwriter Monica Pasqual is the winner of 6 Emmy Awards and several Independent Music Awards, both for her solo concept album "This Cold Desire", and with Blame Sally.
In 1995 she was named one of the top 10 Unsigned Artists in the US by Musician Magazine and was named that same year as Best of the Bay. In 2000, after releasing three solo albums, Pasqual formed the band "Blame Sally" with Renee Harcourt, Pam Delgado and Jeri Jones. Since then they have recorded 8 albums. In 2008 they signed a half-million dollar, 5-year recording contract with Opus Music Ventures. They have toured the US and Europe extensively, performed in many prestigious music festivals and headlined at Stern Grove in a double bill with Joan Baez, their performance there was recorded and released on CD. They also filmed a one hour concert for a PBS syndicated series called "Music Gone Public".
In 2011 Pasqual's song, Bird in Hand, was named one of the top 10 songs in by folk radio DJs in the US.

During her tenure in "Blame Sally" Monica released a solo album, "This Cold Desire," in 2011, which won 2 Independent Music Awards. In 2013 she formed another band, "Monica Pasqual & the Handsome Brunettes", featuring Joshua McClain on Cello, Pam Delgaod on percussion and vocals and Velvy Appleton on guitar. They released "Is Fortune a Wheel" in 2016 to critical acclaim.
Venue Information:
The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
2036 University Avenue
near Downtown Berkeley BART
Berkeley, CA, 94704
http://www.theuctheatre.org/