Blues Diva Funkstress
Sisters of Soul! And the Santa Barbara All Star Band Ft. Rosemary Butler & Leslie Lembo
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Rosemary Butler, a favored performer around Santa Barbara, brings her unique
Linda Ronstadt show to SOhO for the first time. Rosemary will share some of
her journey in the world of Rock & Roll told through this beautifully crafted
musical tribute to legendary singer and recording artist Linda Ronstadt. You
will laugh, cry, and sing along to the songs we all know and love! Don’t
miss it. She’s got an all-star band and some special guests performing with
her. It’s going to be a great evening. Singer/songwriter Gary Stockdale will
do a short opening set.
Rose's Awesome Band
George Friedenthal - keys/bg vox
Maitland Ward - guitar/bg vox
Larry Antonino - bass/ bg vox
Dann Gillen drums
Lauri Reimer - bg vocals/ percussion
David West - mandolin
Guest singer Gary Stockdale plus other special guests!
Rosemary gained popularity in the late 1970s and early 80s singing on countless songs and touring as a back-up singer, appearing alongside some of the best in the business including Linda Ronstadt as well as Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Paul McCartney, Carole King, Neil Diamond, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Kenny Loggins, Whitney Houston, Ray Charles, and many other A-list superstars. Rosemary won a “Telly” award for her video “My Journey”, a compilation of her performances with these artists created as an introspective look at her fascinating career.
Rosemary’s last solo album, ‘You Just Watch Me’ was released in 2013, with the help of her friends, Kenny Loggins and Jackson Browne, and was met with great critical acclaim.
Leslie Lembo wanted to be a singer as far back as she can remember. Born in San Francisco into a musical family, she grew up surrounded by a myriad of musical styles. She journeyed through folk groups, rock & roll and rhythm & blues bands, at the same time becoming proficient on the guitar and harmonica. Song writing and classical voice study were also on her musical agenda. Influenced by Aretha Franklin, Sarah Vaughn, Gladys Knight and James Taylor, she shaped her own distinctive vocal style.
After graduating from the University of California with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Leslie co-founded the popular Southern California band “Raw Silk” and developed the vocal power and stage presence that she possesses today.
Leslie has been in constant demand as a first-class concert performer. Her impressive musical credentials include performances with Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Tower of Power, International Jazz Festival, Strawberry Festival and the Santa Barbara Vintners Festival.
Leslie has also used her vocal talents for causes she supports. She has performed her uplifting original music at benefit concerts for Planned Parenthood, United Way, Boys and Girls Club, Environmental Defense Center, Heal the Ocean and the Christmas Unity CD Project.
Based in the lovely beach town of Santa Barbara, Leslie enjoys hiking, kayaking, yoga and songwriting. Her music and voice come from a depth and beauty that etch a place in your soul. Just listen!
Tickets Available at the Door