Gaston County Museum’s 17th Annual Blues Out Back concert series takes place on select Fridays of the month through September, from 6:30pm to 8pm. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic and enjoy live music behind the museum, at 131 W. Main Street in Dallas. These are free events.
The last Blues Out Back concert, on September 4th, features Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen.
For years, Pat sang in New Orleans six nights a week, performing at a wide array of venues including the House of Blues, until Hurricane Katrina destroyed her home. Pat found herself, like many fellow New Orleans performers, homeless and adrift. She ultimately relocated to her home state of North Carolina and began to rebuild her life. Soon others started to take notice of her incredible talent. Recently, Pat began touring with the Music Maker Blues Revue. During her performances, “Mother Blues” unfurls the tapestry of her life experiences to her audience in soulful words and music. She shares the mettle, pathos and ocean-deep compassion of the famous female blues singers she idolizes- women like Billie Holiday, Koko Taylor and Etta James. Please join us on this 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation and witness the heart of the Crescent City performed by one of the most memorable individuals you will ever encounter.