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It was a careless statement, but it was said nonetheless. I said, “I think I’ll try a blues band next.”
After stints at wedding bands, musical theatre, and singer-songwriter gigs, I thought the blues was something to try. It wasn’t even in my periphery, not a single blues song in my artillery. But one afternoon, while working at the mall, I was telling my entire singing history to a friend. On a whim, I said, “I think I’ll try a blues band next.” And as if by magic, this gorgeous blonde woman entered the store. She was attended by my friend and their conversation led from one thing to another. Some minutes later, I heard my name being called.
“Mony, this is Mary Sime.* Her husband has a blues band and they’re looking for a singer.”
*Paul Sime, along with Henry Kaiser and Bruce Watson, were the original Mojo Filter Blues band members.