Saturday, July 17, 2010

Summer In The Hive with The Beehive Queen

It's high summer, and "The Deep End" has been in release for four months. The review have been pretty overwhelming, from Dave Marsh to Nick Cristiano in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Downbeat, Blues Revue, M Magazine, Hal Horowitz's insightful piece in the All-Music Guide, and so many more. I'm appreciative to everyone who's responded positively to this record, and I'm joined in this gratitude by the members of Rebel Montez--Cliff Goodwin, Michael Colbath and Larry Donahue. Our tour schedule has taken us to venues like the Rochester International Jazz Festival's Abilene Americana stage, where we headlined alongside (on separate nights) Dave Alvin and Amy LaVere. I was so proud to perform at this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival to benefit the New Orleans Musicians Clinic ( ) alongside JoJo Hermann & Widespread Panic, The North Mississippi All Stars, Gov't Mule and others. More than $50,000 was raised.

This new record has such deep meaning for me, and in on-air SIRIUS/XM appearances with both Vin Scelsa and Dave Marsh, Andy York (the record's producer) and I have gotten to explore some of the songs in the radio setting. Our schedule will take us to various points on the East Coast this summer into the fall, and we look forward to seeing all of you on the road. Keep in touch on Facebook at the "Christine Ohlman Beehive Queen" music page, or e-mail me at . Let's all rock on together. --Christine