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SISTA JEANS BLUES MACHINE
Sista Jean makes no bones about what she wants to sing about. Whether its Americana.Blues,Rock,R&B, or Jazz, her stories come in many colors and rhythms. Influenced by the west coast sound, her presence is amazing.
She started as a BG singer for the studios in Los Angeles over 20 years ago and still has the fire inside to groove with the best in the business.
"I had an opportunity to sing with "Mick Jagger on his 2nd solo album. "We did the song "Think" by James Brown and Lynn Collins". That was fantastic. But there is nothing like being in front of hundreds and thousands of fans who appreciate your songs. I like that more than anything in life. Right now, I go out acoustically with my guitar play"Carlyle Barriteau"(CB). He's a great player, singer, and writer in his own right.
If i do get an opportunity to perform with my band "The Blues Machine", i have Bill Pittman on Bass, Jeffrey Suttles on Drums,and Ed Neal on keyboards. I've been with my band now for over 5 years and they know me inside and out. My influences started with Aretha Franklin, then to Chaka Khan, and foremost to Joan Armatrading. These women showed me the way to music and i never lose the sight of them in the goals i want to achieve. I don't compare myself to them or anyone else. I give over 100% when i'm presenting myself to the people, and i live through my songs. Its more than just singing songs, its about the living that goes on in the songs themselves. "If there is one thing in life i could say to people, it would be to never give up on the dreams and goals you set for yourself in life".