Del Rey, a favorite performer in the area, will sing in concert at the Cheney Cowles Museum tonight at 8. The lineup’s just her and her trusty six-string.
Much of the blues songstress’ set will likely consist of material from an upcoming album and songs from her 1994 LP, “Boogie Mysterio.”
Don’t be surprised if Rey digs up some old Mississippi Delta blues classics from the likes of Bessie Smith, Minnie and the Mississippi Sheiks.
Both fans and critics cherish the veteran singerguitarist for melding her dynamic personality and charisma to several strains of blues, mainly Delta blues.
Plus, Rey accentuates her songs by introducing early 20thcentury jazz into the overall mix.
Rey first strummed the guitar at the age of 4. By 13, she was playing the blues.
For the last 20 years, the singer has interspersed recording and touring with conducting guitar workshops.
This year, Rey plans to play dates in Europe. She’ll also release a new album of acoustic material.
Advance tickets for tonight’s concert, sponsored by the Women’s Cultural Exchange, are $10 and are available at Street Music, N117 Howard. Otherwise, it’s $12 at the door.