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Blues & Brews Benefit Concert
October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Help fight youth homelessness by joining LIFE Skills Foundation virtually or in-person for their Second Annual Blues & Brews fundraiser. The event will include great food (options are available for those attending in person and those joining from home), local brews, and music by Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen and Jeffrey Scott! Learn more about these brilliant musicians below!
Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen
This is the mother whose house we’d all go to after school. Not for cookies and milk, but for some fired-up blues sung straight from her bottomless heart. Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen grew up in a musical household and absorbed the genre on the front porch at her uncles’ house, one who played guitar and the other on harmonica while the moths beat themselves against the porch light. The woman who idolizes Billie Holiday, Koko Taylor and Etta James got her first gig while still in college. In three short days she had to hire a band and come up with a 30-song set list. She did it with all the style and sass she displays onstage today and the rest, as it is said, is history.
Down in Culpeper, Virginia, Jeffrey Scott is carrying on the acoustic Piedmont Blues tradition taught to him by his grand-uncle, the late great John Jackson, as well as from the musical and community heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountain Region. His repertoire includes Piedmont Blues, Country Blues, Gospel, and Ragtime.