Del Rey (musician)

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Del Rey
Born (1959-12-22) December 22, 1959 (age 55)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Blues
Jazz
Instruments Guitar
Ukulele
Vocals
Years active 1985–present
Labels Kicking Mule Records
Hobemian Records
Website hobemianrecords.com/delrey.html
Notable instruments
Ron Phillips resonator guitar and ukulele

Del Rey (born December 22, 1959, Los Angeles, California, United States) is an American blues, jazz and ragtime singer (and occasional songwriter), guitarist and ukulele player.

Biography[edit]

Starting with classical music at the age of four, she was transfixed by her first blues album and has played blues and jazz ever since. She was influenced by the blues musicians Sam Chatmon, Bo Carter and Memphis Minnie.[1]

Del Rey lives in Seattle, Washington and tours internationally.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Cafe Society (1985) - Out of print
  • Chartreuse (1991) - Out of print
  • Boogie Mysterioso (1993)
  • Hot Sauce (1995)
  • X-Rey Guitar (2000)
  • Twins (2002) with Steve James
  • Snap Shot (2003) Live performances
  • Tonight (2004) with Steve James
  • When The Levee Breaks (2006)
  • At The Ukeshack #1 (2007) with Matt Weiner
  • Blue Uke: At The Ukeshack #2 (2008)
  • Hen Party (2010) with Suzy Thompson
  • Four and Six (2012)

Instructional[edit]

  • Boogie Woogie Guitar (2005) Homespun DVD
  • Blue Uke (2007) Homespun DVD

Other appearances[edit]

  • A Musical Doorway (2000) Produced by Seattle Folklore Society
  • Why Say No? (2003) The Yes Yes Boys featuring Del Rey
  • Things About Comin' My Way: A Tribute to the Music of the Mississippi Sheiks (2009)[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daniel C. Schechter (2006-02-14). "Del Rey". Miami Herald Mexico Edition. 
  2. ^ Blackhenmusic.com