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Claudette King – Daughter of Legendary BB King
Steps onto the stage with The Northwest Women Rhythm & Blues
Portland, OR, December 8 & 11, 2016: Sonny Hess brings Claudette King “The Queen of the Bluz” to Portland, OR!! She will be joining the already incredible line up of the Northwest Women Rhythm & Blues for their 18th Annual Christmas concerts. These concerts are fundraising for the Candlelighters, for kids with cancer. The stellar cast of award winning divas include Lisa Mann, LaRhonda Steele, Arietta Ward, Lady Kat-True Blue, Rae Gordon, Ellen Whyte, Kimberly Hall, Vicki Stevens, of course Sonny Hess, Kelly Pierce holding down the beat with the recent addition of Claudette King, will be a show you surely won’t want to miss.
Claudette King, dubbed "The Bluz Queen" is the youngest daughter of THEE Ultimate Blues Master, B. B. King and, if familial genes count for anything, she is "On to something." Claudette King can be described as dynamic, amplified and downright sassy. She exudes a confidence that perhaps was born of her struggle to prove who she is and at the same time carve out her own identity. Inheriting her father’s gift for music, Claudette sang in glee clubs and the choir of Reverend Brown's Baptist church growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area. "My inspiration is my dad", says Claudette, who was also mindful of how her father was constantly on the international concert circuit as the tireless Ambassador of the Blues. Listening to the radio and her mother’s collection of record albums, she soaked up the joyous singing of notables like Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, and Mahalia Jackson.