Pittsburgh Blues & Roots Festival
Vanessa Collier is known for her head-turning, fiery, and passionate performances. She weaves funk, soul, rock, and blues into every powerful performance. With soulful vocals, searing saxophone, and witty songwriting, Vanessa is blazing a trail, racking up an impressive arsenal of honors, and has already singled herself out as an artist of distinction and once we would all do well to watch.
Vanessa boasts accolades such as two Blues Music Award for “Horn Player of the Year”, seven Blues Music Award Nominations (BMAs), a Blues Blast Award nomination, the Jammingest Pro Award, First Place for lyrics in the International Songwriting Competition, and Best of 2014 Blues Breaker on Dan Aykroyd’s BluesMobile.
Read more about Vanessa: https://www.vanessacollier.com/bio
Laura Chavez is a blues guitarist from Mountain View, CA who’s unique playing style and sound are something you’ll want to see for yourself. Her influence is rooted in Texas and Chicago blues traditions from classic to modern, with some inspiration from rock & roll guitarists such as Jimmy Page and Mick Taylor.
Read more about Laura: https://www.allmusic.com/artist/laura-chavez-mn0000320109/biography