Open Mic Every Tuesday
Every week, our stage comes alive with a symphony of diverse talents, from seasoned virtuosos to emerging performers. Our cutting-edge facilities ensure an immersive experience for both performers and audience, with top-notch acoustics and lighting that elevate every note, word, and joke to its full potential. Join us at Studio 9’s Weekly Open Mic, where creativity knows no bounds, and the spotlight is shared by all. It’s not just an open mic; it’s a showcase of all the creative excellence in the heart of the Northern Berkshires.
Sign ups at 6:30pm | Performances at 7:00pm
Studio 9 Presents: Misty Blues
A Live Tribute to Odetta
After Gina Coleman’s (lead singer of Misty Blues) chance meeting with the legendary Odetta in the early 90’s, she vowed to pay homage to the “Queen Of American Folk.” In 2023, she did that with the live recorded album, “Tell Me Who You Are: A Live Tribute To Odetta,” which has spent 23 consecutive weeks at the top of the Roots Music Report Traditional Blues Chart. After the incredible reception of the first live tribute, the band decided they have much more to share of this incredible women’s body of work. Come be part of this second live recorded album at Studio9 Porches on March 9th with two performances; 2pm and 7pm.
More about Misty Blues
2019 International Blues Challenge finalist, Misty Blues, is fronted by lead singer/band founder Gina Coleman. The band is based out of Berkshire County, Massachusetts playing original and traditional blues with hints of jazz, soul, funk and tent revival gospel since 1999. The band has recorded with Eric Gales, Charles Neville and Joe Louis Walker, and opened for contemporary blues artists like Tab Benoit, James Montgomery, John Primer, Roomful Of Blues, Albert Cummings and Michael Powers. Misty Blues performs extensively throughout New England and has toured the continental U.S., Canada and the UK. The band has been nominated for a few Independent Blues Music Awards and their original recordings have broad international airplay.
In the summer of 1999 Gina Coleman was performing in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of A Raisin In The Sun. That production featured the acting of Ruben Santiago Hudson, Viola Davis, Kimberly Elise and Gloria Foster. Coleman was cast as a gospel singer. Nearing the end of the show’s run, Ruben Santiago Hudson gave Coleman a cd collection entitled Men Are Like Streetcars. He told her that her voice was well suited for the blues and urged her to take that next musical direction. Coleman heeded his advance, and after a quarter of a century, Misty Blues has stood the test of time.