|BLUE WILLOW play boogie-woogie blues with
an original twist.
“We write about reality, real experiences,” says Lorraine
Ingle who, along with Dawn DuVall, make up the songwriting team known as
BLUE WILLOW. They blend contemporary lyrics and urban high-energy with
traditional blues – and play it boogie-woogie style.
WILLOW is a band to be seen and heard.
Dawn DuVall and Lorraine Ingle are the BLUE WILLOW duo
which consists of piano and vocals. They also perform as the core of the
BLUE WILLOW three to nine piece ensembles.
BLUE WILLOW have appeared in many clubs, on main stages
and in many blues festivals, including the internationally respected Mariposa
Folk Festival (1994), the Harbourfront Soul ‘n Blues Festival (1995), the
C.N.E. (1995), the Toronto Women’s Blues Revue (1993, 1994), the Oakville
Jazz Festival (1994, 1997), the Toronto Beaches Blues Festival (1995, 1997),
the Orillia Blues Festival (1997), to name a few. In 1992, Lorraine was
one of the featured performers at the Harbourfront Soul ’n Blues Festival
playing beside boogie woogie piano giant Pinetop Perkins.
In 1994 BLUE WILLOW appeared on The Great Canadian Blues
Review compilation CD and in 1995 released their all-original debut CD
Greasy Talk both on the Peerless Music Inc. label.
They have also appeared on the television shows Breakfast
Television, Gayle Ackroyd’s Songwriter’s Showcase, Danny Mark’s Stormy
Monday, and have received radio airplay from many radio stations including
CBC National Radio, Q107, CIUT and CJRT.