Bygone Blues ft. Peggy Ratusz on May 15th
Our intention as the duo “Bygone Blues,” is to step back in time about 95 years, to honor the women who blazed this trail we walk down. We cover the prominent and not so prominent Black Pearls and Blues Queens from the 1st 4 decades of the 1900’s as well as originals inspired by this bygone era and these remarkable women.
Bygone Blues featuring Aaron Price (keys) and Peggy Ratusz (vocals/hand percussion) was born from a shared passion for Vintage Blues and Women in Blues History. They’ve been working together on and off within Blues infused configurations for 10 years. Price is a superb, sought after player, producer and engineer as well as an accomplished songwriter. “Chanteuse” Ratusz has been voted in an area poll, Best in Blues, placing or winning for 8 years. She writes a monthly music column for an Asheville, NC woman’s magazine, she’s a booking manager, vocal coach and songwriter. Vintage Blues and originals inspired by a bygone era is yet another sub-Blues genre where their interpretive skills shine.