Blame Sally

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Blame Sally
Blame Sally 02.JPG
First German tour at Kult, Niederstetten, 2010.
Background information
Origin San Francisco
Years active 2000 (2000)–present[1]
Labels Ninth Street Opus
Website www.blamesally.com
Members Pam Delgado, Renee Harcourt, Jeri Jones, Monica Pasqual, Rob Strom

Blame Sally is a collaboration of four solo female singer-songwriters from San Francisco who have recorded and performed together frequently over the past decade. The members of the group include Pam Delgado (percussion and vocals), Renee Harcourt (guitar and vocals), Rob Strom (bass), Jeri Jones (guitar, bass and vocals) and Monica Pasqual (piano, accordion and vocals).[2]

The group was formed in 2000, and in 2001, KFOG "began playing the band's music on the popular 'Acoustic Sunrise' show, leading to more gigs and bigger venues"; the band "got national attention through XM Radio"[1][3] and "by the end of 2006, the band was playing more than 50 shows a year."[1]

Allmusic praises their 2007 album, Severland as "the first on which they sound more like a proper band than four solo artists working collectively," and gives it a rating of 4.5 stars.[4] As of 2009, the band was signed for a three-album, five-year contract worth a half-million dollars.[1][5] In 2010, Blame Sally released Live at Stern Grove Festival, recorded at Stern Grove Festival[6] in 2009 and headlined by the legendary Joan Baez.[7]

Also in 2010, Germany saw its first taste of Blame Sally with a 15 date tour across the country. The band played in a myriad of venues from inns to The House of Blues. In summer 2012, Blame Sally toured Germany for the second time, also visiting neighboring countries such as Italy and Switzerland with support from their record label Ninth Street Opus. The band played in venues from cafes to clubs such as TECnet during the month-long tour.[8]

In October 2012, Blame Sally made its first appearance across the United Kingdom during their two-week tour. The group also participated in an interview with the Sally Naden Show in BBC Radio Lancashire.[8]

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Band can only Blame Sally for success, a May 3, 2009 article from the San Francisco Chronicle
  2. ^ Blame Sally on Myspace
  3. ^ Biography from the group's website
  4. ^ a b Steward Mason, "Review: Blame Sally - Severland, Allmusic 4.5/5 stars
  5. ^ Blame Sally deserves credit for landing incredible record deal, a June 23, 2009 article from the Boston Herald
  6. ^ "Stern Grove Festival - Home". Sterngrove.org. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  7. ^ http://www.sterngrove.org/july12_09.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  8. ^ a b "Previous Shows". Blame Sally. 2010-10-10. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 

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