The Blues with Lady Dottie and the Diamonds


A staple in San Diego for more than a decade featuring some of the most talented musicians around, Lady Dottie And The Diamonds are one of Southern California's premiere blues acts. With the release of the new album and their spot at New York's CMJ Music Festival, you can check 'em out now too!

The band leader, Lady Dottie, is a soulful woman in her early 60's named Dorothy Mae Whitsett. Signing everywhere from the kitchen to the pulpit, she was raised in a family of 14 and performed in a gospel choir. "It was hard coming up, but I'm still here and feeling good, too," Whitsett admits. "Days of hunger made me stronger." An Alabama-breed fireball, Dottie's curvier than Lombard and got more gumption than a pack of wolves. She's a tambourine-toting, hip gyrating powerhouse with a sultry voice that will leave you trembling.

Lady Dottie And The Diamonds' self-titled record is out now on Hi-Speed Soul Records. They will be touring through the end of the year...

"I feel privileged to turn a new generation onto the blues," Whitsett says. "We have to realize that people are meant to come together, and nothing does that like music."

Lady Dottie and the Diamonds - Have Love Will Travel

Oct 22 2008 - CMJ Music Festival Showcase
@ Kenny's Castaway, New York, NY
Oct 23 2008 - CMJ Music Festival Showcase
@ The Knitting Factory, New York, NY
Oct 24 2008 @ Molly Malones, Los Angeles, CA
Oct 25 2008 @ Alex's Bar, Long Beach, CA
Oct 26 2008 @ Thee Parkside, San Francisco, CA
Oct 27 2008 @ East End, Portland, OR
Oct 28 2008 @ Funhouse, Seattle, WA
Oct 29 2008 @ Pat's Pub, Vancouver, BC
Oct 30 2008 @ Lil Red Lion, Eureka, CA
Nov 21 2008 @ Valley View Casino, Valley Center, CA
Dec 10 2008 @ House of Blues, Hollywood, CA
Dec 20 2008 @ Valley View Casino, Valley Center, CA
Dec 23 2008 @ Valley View Casino, Valley Center, CA

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