Grit is an eclectic mix of sassy blues and rock with a Nashville twang from Music City-based blues artist Cara Being Blue. Her own world-class band is joined by select friends, including NY Blues Hall of Fame guitarist Dave Fields and former Allman Brothers guitarist Jack Pearson. Cara dedicates Grit, her first full-length album, to women with grit, especially two close friends who, after fighting with integrity and grace, passed away of cancer.
As a popular pro blues jam host, and following the successful release of her debut EP in 2016, Full Throttle, Cara is already familiar to blues fans. Mentored by Boston’s great “Regal Queen of the Blues” Shirley Lewis, Cara left Boston for Nashville over a decade ago to develop her live performance skills. She quickly won the hearts and respect of the local industry, blues radio, her peers, and fans. Cara and her band have been nominated for blues awards four years in a row by the Nashville Industry Music Awards. In 2016, Cara was honored by the Tennessee Rhythm and Blues Society for her contributions to the blues genre.
official website: http://carabeingblue.com
Marty's review: Cara Being Blue's aptly titled album release is a powerful force of rocking blues and soul that is delivered with a passion and energy that comes at you with all guns blazing. With a confident and no-nonsense approach to her music Cara's dynamic vocals and poignant songwriting grab you by the throat and make you sit up and pay full attention. The production on the album is a wall of tight rhythms, bursts of searing guitar licks and an overall sound that is soaring and top-flight.