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Terrie Odabi / Bio

The funky diversity of Oakland blues is about to be heard beyond the Bay Area. Vocalist and songwriter Terrie Odabi, along with her band Evolution Blues, are winners of the Golden Gate Blues Society’s International Blues Challenge. They will travel in January 2014 to Memphis, Tennessee to compete in the International Blues Challenge.

Few vocalists own the stage like Terrie Odabi. When the statuesque Oakland native begins to sing, a hush falls over the audience. They’re about to take a ride through the highs and lows of soul music, led by a beautiful singer who packs her shows with heart-pumping energy and poignant memories. Whether it’s opening for Average White Band or Lenny Williams, or performing at the Concord Pavilion or the Fillmore Jazz Festival, Terrie’s finely honed instrument is matched by her generous spirit and wit.

“Has anyone here lost their mojo? Raise your hand if you’re suffering from a mojo deficiency,” she asks the crowd at the Monterey Blues Festival. From that point on, she has them in the palm of her hand as she proceeds to testify. “Terrie’s got soul and charm. Her voice soars and draws you in and makes you feel good. She is full of surprises!” enthuses trombonist Steve Turre, member of the Saturday Night Live Band and professor at the Julliard School of Music. Turre, who has performed and co-written with Terrie, dubs her “a jewel from the Bay Area.”

Evolution Blues, Terrie’s seasoned band, consists of drummer Bill Norwood, lead guitarist Julian Hoover, Roscoe Gallo on keyboards, Darrel Broadnax on bass and David Sturdevant on guitar and harmonica. Steeped in the tradition, they perform original blues straight from the soul. Their compelling arrangements create a contemporary sound that support Terrie's witty lyrics and compelling voice. These musicians take pride in their urban roots, appealing to a wide, new audience and signifying the evolution of the blues.
The funky diversity of Oakland blues is about to be heard beyond the Bay Area. Vocalist and songwriter Terrie Odabi, along with her band Evolution Blues, are winners of the Golden Gate Blues Society’s International Blues Challenge. They will travel in January 2014 to Memphis, Tennessee to compete in the International Blues Challenge.
Few vocalists own the stage like Terrie Odabi. When the statuesque Oakland native begins to sing, a hush falls over the audience. They’re about to take a ride through the highs and lows of soul music, led by a beautiful singer who packs her shows with heart-pumping energy and poignant memories. Whether it’s opening for Average White Band or Lenny Williams, or performing at the Concord Pavilion or the Fillmore Jazz Festival, Terrie’s finely honed instrument is matched by her generous spirit and wit.
“Has anyone here lost their mojo? Raise your hand if you’re suffering from a mojo deficiency,” she asks the crowd at the Monterey Blues Festival. From that point on, she has them in the palm of her hand as she proceeds to testify. “Terrie’s got soul and charm. Her voice soars and draws you in and makes you feel good. She is full of surprises!” enthuses trombonist Steve Turre, member of the Saturday Night Live Band and professor at the Julliard School of Music. Turre, who has performed and co-written with Terrie, dubs her “a jewel from the Bay Area.”
Evolution Blues, Terrie’s seasoned band, consists of drummer Bill Norwood, lead guitarist Julian Hoover, Roscoe Gallo on keyboards, Darrel Broadnax on bass and David Sturdevant on guitar and harmonica. Steeped in the tradition, they perform original blues straight from the soul. Their compelling arrangements create a contemporary sound that support Terrie's witty lyrics and compelling voice. These musicians take pride in their urban roots, appealing to a wide, new audience and signifying the evolution of the blues.


The funky diversity of Oakland blues is about to be heard beyond the Bay Area. Vocalist and songwriter Terrie Odabi, along with her band Evolution Blues, are winners of the Golden Gate Blues Society’s International Blues Challenge. They will travel in January 2014 to Memphis, Tennessee to compete in the International Blues Challenge.

Few vocalists own the stage like Terrie Odabi. When the statuesque Oakland native begins to sing, a hush falls over the audience. They’re about to take a ride through the highs and lows of soul music, led by a beautiful singer who packs her shows with heart-pumping energy and poignant memories. Whether it’s opening for Average White Band or Lenny Williams, or performing at the Concord Pavilion or the Fillmore Jazz Festival, Terrie’s finely honed instrument is matched by her generous spirit and wit.

“Has anyone here lost their mojo? Raise your hand if you’re suffering from a mojo deficiency,” she asks the crowd at the Monterey Blues Festival. From that point on, she has them in the palm of her hand as she proceeds to testify. “Terrie’s got soul and charm. Her voice soars and draws you in and makes you feel good. She is full of surprises!” enthuses trombonist Steve Turre, member of the Saturday Night Live Band and professor at the Julliard School of Music. Turre, who has performed and co-written with Terrie, dubs her “a jewel from the Bay Area.”

Evolution Blues, Terrie’s seasoned band, consists of drummer Bill Norwood, lead guitarist Julian Hoover, Roscoe Gallo on keyboards, Darrel Broadnax on bass and David Sturdevant on guitar and harmonica. Steeped in the tradition, they perform original blues straight from the soul. Their compelling arrangements create a contemporary sound that support Terrie's witty lyrics and compelling voice. These musicians take pride in their urban roots, appealing to a wide, new audience and signifying the evolution of the blues.


The funky diversity of Oakland blues is about to be heard beyond the Bay Area. Vocalist and songwriter Terrie Odabi, along with her band Evolution Blues, are winners of the Golden Gate Blues Society’s International Blues Challenge. Th

General Info

Artist Name
Terrie Odabi
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/terrieodabi
Genres
R&B/Soul / Neo Soul / Jazz

Contact Info

Location
Oakland, CA
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