CD Release Concert - Backroads & Bayous - Karen Collins
with Squeeze Bayou and the Blue Moon Cowgirls

"We are pleased that The Gazette has written a full article on KarenCollins and her new CD, we would like to affirm that the day of Karen Collin's IMT CD Release concert is Saturday, March 20 to avoid any confusion."

Saturday, March 20, 8:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring
$12 advance/$15 door

Backroads & Bayous combines Karen's two musical passions, early country music and traditional Cajun music. The two styles are close first cousins with a similar spirit. Karen performs regularly with twogroups The Blue Moon Cowgirls (Ann Porcella, Dana Ward & Ira Gitlin) and Squeeze Bayou (MattLevine, Brian Simms, Fred Feinstein, Kevin Enoch & David Lopez). Both groups are featured on this recording along with friends Dede Wyland and Ric Sweeny.

Squeeze Bayou Cajun Band plays traditional Cajun dance music from Southwestern Louisiana. The band plays lively two steps and soulful waltzes as well as music which blends many styles including country, blues and Creole. Their material comes from traditional sources and the vocals are sung in Cajun French. The band's previous CD, "Steppin' Fast" received the "Prix Dehors de Nous", known as the "Cajun Grammy" for best recording of a Cajun band outside of Louisiana. Karen Collins on fiddle & vocals, Matt Levine on lap steel, Fred Feinstein on guitar, Kevin Enoch on bass and David Lopez on drums.

The Blue Moon Cowgirls also featuring Karen Collins is a shimmering trio of female voices backed by the highly acclaimed instrumentalist, Ira Gitlin. The Blue Moon Cowgirls blend front-porch directness with neon-lit sophistication as they sing about home and highways, heaven and honky-tonks, heartbreak and hope. Their repertoire stretches from the 1920s Appalachia to the Everly Brothers and beyond. The sound of country music has always been on the move, but its heart has remained in the same place, and the Blue Moon Cowgirls can take you there. Joining Karen are Ann Porcella and Dana Ward on vocals, accompanied by multiple Wammie winner Ira Gitlin.

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