Blame Sally

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Blame Sally
First German tour at Kult, Niederstetten, 2010
First German tour at Kult, Niederstetten, 2010
Background information
OriginSan Francisco
Years active2000 (2000)–present[1]
LabelsNinth Street Opus
  • 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 guitar), Jeri Jones (guitar, bass and vocals), and Monica Pasqual (piano, accordion, and vocals).

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][2] 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.[3] As of 2009, the band was signed for a three-album, five-year contract worth a half-million dollars.[1][4] In 2010, Blame Sally released Live at Stern Grove Festival, recorded at San Francisco's Stern Grove Festival[5] in 2009 on a date that was headlined by the legendary Joan Baez.[6]

Also in 2010, Germany saw its first taste of Blame Sally with a 15 date tour across the country. The band played in myriad 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.[7]

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.[7]


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  1. ^ a b c d Band can only Blame Sally for success, a May 3, 2009 article from the San Francisco Chronicle
  2. ^ Biography from the group's website
  3. ^ a b Steward Mason, "Review: Blame Sally - Severland, Allmusic 4.5/5 stars
  4. ^ Blame Sally deserves credit for landing incredible record deal, a June 23, 2009 article from the Boston Herald
  5. ^ "Stern Grove Festival - Home". Retrieved 2013-12-04.
  6. ^ "Stern Grove Festival | July 12, 2009". Archived from the original on September 26, 2009.
  7. ^ a b "Previous Shows". Blame Sally. 2010-10-10. Retrieved 2013-12-04.

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