Perry and her Traveling Roadhouse return to Hudson Park this Wednesday
night, July 31st, for a concert of blues, rock funk, r & b and jazz. Inducted into the
Blues Hall of Fame in 2009, Perry has been called the “New York Blues Queen,” and
– backed by an “all star” quintet -- she delivers gutsy, powerful vocals and a haunting
The concert is part of the annual Emil Paolucci Summer Sounds Concert Series,
which features an eclectic menu of free music on eight consecutive Wednesdays
in July and August. The concerts are presented by the New Rochelle Council on
the Arts, in partnership with the New Rochelle Dept. of Parks and Recreation,
and sponsored by Webster Bank. Additional support is being provided by Metro Med,
which is helping to underwrite the August 7th concert by New
Rochelle Opera. For more information visit the NRCA website at www.newrochellearts.org or telephone
the Dept. of Parks and Recreation at 654-2087.
A child prodigy, Roxy Perry started out fronting swing bands at Glen Island Casino in New Rochelle, and performed her first major concert at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California at age 9. By her late teens, she was working six nights a week with her 10-piece soul band at the Peppermint Lounge in New York City’s Times Square. It was there that she was discovered and did her first studio recording as a back-up vocalist; this led to her going on tour for four years with the pop-rock band, Dawn. Roxy launched her blues career in the late 1980’s, when she quickly became known for her exciting live performances at clubs, concert halls and festivals throughout the U.S. and abroad and won her reputation as “the real deal” through her riveting live performances and highly acclaimed CDs in blues and jazz circles worldwide.
As a recording artist, Roxy has performed, produced and written the material for four highly acclaimed CDs. In 2007, Roxy and her band performed at the renowned Montreux Jazz Festival, where they headlined two stages, including the Lake Geneva Blues Cruise. That year Roxy was presented with the prestigious Artist of the Year award by the Westchester Arts Council. In 2009, Roxy Perry was officially recognized and inducted as a Great Blues Musician in the Blues Hall of Fame. For more on her career visit her official website, www.roxyperry.com.