Michele D’Amour & the Love Dealers
July 6 @ 7:00 pmFree
Dubbed “the poetess of the blues,” Michele D’Amour* was steeped in music in the womb and has maintained her love of the blues genre throughout her life, bolstered by her father’s extensive record collection. At the tender age of six, inspired by a now-forgotten incident, the precocious youngster penned her first song, “My Mom is So Mean.” Growing up in rainy Seattle in such circumstances with two older sisters to boot, the blues gave Michele an outlet for transcending life’s trials and helping others as well.
In 2011, the band Michele D’Amour and the Love Dealers formed when the stars aligned — Michele’s lifelong affinity for the blues, her experience writing and performing, and the emergence of the right founding band members. The band released its first EP, Sin Comin’ On, in February 2014. The EP includes four covers and three originals written by Michele. Michele D’Amour and the Love Dealers was also a Washington Blues Society finalist for the 2014 International Blues Challenge in that year.