Women in Blues
The Tidemark Theatre Society is proud to present Women in Blues, featuring Jenie Thai and Miss Emily!
Two-time Maple Blues Award nominee, Jenie Thai is a songwriter and pianist with an old-school soul and boogie-woogie style. Inspired by America’s great songwriters, she blends her love of classic R&B with a contemporary edge in tough but tender ballads and fiery house-rockers.
In 2019, Jenie supported The Legendary Downchild Blues Band’s 50thAnniversary Tour, including their SOLD OUT show at the National Arts Centre, where she performed alongside Dan Aykroyd, Tony D (MonkeyJunk) and Suzie Vinnick, to fantastic response from the audience for her lights out piano playing and sing on Downchild’s “Trying To Keep Her ‘88’s Straight”.
Jenie has performed at numerous festivals, including Montreal Jazz Festival, Edmonton Folk Festival, Mariposa, Toronto Jazz Festival, and the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival to name a few. Check out one of Canada’s exciting, young up and coming talents with her original material from her latest album “Night On Fire.
In February of 2020 at the Maple Blues Awards in Toronto, Miss Emily walked away with Female Vocalist of the Year, New Artist of the Year and the Sapphire Canadian Blues Music Video Award. This national recognition hearkened back to her early days of county fair singing competitions. In 1993 a then 12 year- old Emily Fennell was winning accolades not by emulating Whitney Houston or Celine Dion like her peers but by channeling Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin; belting out song choices that belied her age. Those traditional influences would be the foundation of a career characterized by fearless honesty and a constant connection to the roots of popular music.
Along the way, she acquired an unparalleled work ethic by playing night after night in bars along Ontario’s 401 corridor while refining her songwriting and gaining a loyal following. Miss Emily has captivated fans across Canada, the US, the UK and Western Europe with her unique combination of impassioned performances and incomparable vocals that soar to emotional heights and span the genres from soul and classic Motown, to jazz, gospel and blues. Despite two decades of electrifying audiences in ten different countries, Miss Emily is just beginning to flourish.
Tickets: $47.50 Members, $52.50 Non-Members (+applicable taxes & fees)