Toni Lynn Washington

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Toni Lynn Washington
Toni Lynn Washington.jpg
Photo by Tom Beetz
Background information
Birth name Dorothy Kearns
Born (1937-12-06) December 6, 1937 (age 76)
Southern Pines, North Carolina, United States
Genres Blues, R&B, jazz
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Years active 1980 – present
Labels NorthernBlues
Website Myspace page

Toni Lynn Washington (born Dorothy Kearns, December 6, 1937, Southern Pines, North Carolina) is an American blues singer.[1][2]

Musical career[edit]

She took to music at an early age, singing with her school and church choirs.

She has had seven Blues Music Award nominations. Washington received the 1999 Boston Blues Festival Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2003 she released her fourth CD since 1997, and her first on the NorthernBlues label.

Albums[edit]

  • Blues at Midnight (1995, Tone-Cool Records, a Rounder Records subsidiary)
  • It's My Turn Now (1997, Tone-Cool Records)[3]
  • Good Things (2000, Tone-Cool Records)
  • Been So Long (2003, NorthernBlues Music)

Main band members[edit]

Blues Music Award nominations[edit]

  • 2003, 2004 and 2005 "Soul-Blues Female Performer of the Year"
  • Her previous albums for "Album of the Year"

References[edit]

  1. ^ (7 February 2005). Toni Lynn Washington, in Full Swing, The Washington Post
  2. ^ (29 June 1998). The blues raises spirits at annual Quincy festival, Boston Globe ("Toni Lynn Washington is known as the First Lady of the Boston blues scene and was nominated as Best Female Artist of the Year for the 1998 WC Handy Awards.")
  3. ^ (23 August 1997). Jazz and Blue Notes, Billboard (magazine)

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