Eugene Women in the Blues – A Benefit for Womenspace

Friday, March 8, 2019
Eugene Women in Blues poster 2017 8 photos copy

Friday, March 8, 2019



$5-$50 Sliding Scale

This Event is All Ages

Vipertoons Productions and Whirled Pies present Eugene Women in The Blues, a benefit for Womenspace on International Women’s Day, Friday, March 8th. The benefit features Eugene area blues musicians including Halie Loren, Barbara Healy, Nicolette Helm, Matrisha Armitage, Lynda Duffy, Teresa Cunningham, Claudia Paige, Paula Vaden, Anya Lecuyer, and Sue Hunnel.

Halie Loren whose work spans varying genres is perhaps best known as a sensitive and transformative singer/songwriter who tours internationally and whose recordings have topped the jazz charts in Japan and Canada.

Barbara Healy’s soulful vocals and lyrics have ignited West coast stages and radio waves for more than thirty years. She currently performs with Barbara Healy & Groove Too.

Seasoned blues veteran Nicolette Helm performed with her own Nicolette Helm Band for many years and is now performing jazz standards.

Matrisha Armitage is one-half of the rock and blues band Bajuana Tea, and the Executive Director of the Music Education & Performing Artists Association which produces the GRRRLZ ROCK Music & Arts Festival.

Lynda Duffy is currently the lead singer in the band GROOVIN’; her voice gives all a true Sense of Soul, Getting’ down with the Blues, Kickin’ out with Rock, and Takin’ back with Retro.

Soulful improvisation and heart-felt expression characterizes Teresa Cunningham’s performances featuring tenor, soprano, and alto saxophones and clarinet, as well as vocals.

Drummer Claudia Paige has played with premier artists such as Jerry Garcia and Bonnie Raitt, tours with Druid Sisters Tea Party, and plays locally with several bands including Barbara Healy & Groove Too, Complicated, and Soulicious.

Paula Vaden is vocalist and percussionist with Soulicious.

Anya Lecuyer sings and performs with her band Anya Lecuyer and Friends and her quartet doing rock, R&B, blues, funk, and jazz.

Long-time Eugene area vocalist and fiddler Sue Hunnel currently performs with the Fiddlin’ Big Sue Band.

Womenspace believes each person has the right to live a life free from violence and fear of abuse. The agency’s mission is to prevent domestic violence in intimate partner relationships in Lane County and support survivors in claiming personal power. One in four women and one in seven men will experience some form of domestic violence in their lifetime. By providing support and resources to survivors of intimate partner violence, educating the community and working together Womenspace knows we can decrease the rate of domestic violence and create a healthier and safer community for everyone.

Tickets at the door are on a sliding scale donation of $5 to $50 with a suggested donation of $20. Whirled Pies is at 199 West 8th in Eugene. Show time is 7:00 pm.