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is now widely recognised as one of the finest blues singers that
the United Kingdom has ever produced. That indisputable fact was formally
acknowledged when she was voted as
Best UK Female Vocalist
by the readers of
Blues In Britain
for five separate years, earning her a richly deserved place
in the Gallery of the Greats.
She is also becoming increasingly recognised on
the continent, particularly in France, where she was honoured in the French
Blues Trophies awards as
European Singer of the Year for 2002
. There are no
separate awards for male and female singers in the European category, so Connie
defeated all challengers.
The United States of America has also fallen under Connie's spell. In Memphis,
she recorded with The Memphis Horns and The Hodges Brothers (Al Green's backing
group) and gigged at BB King's Club and elsewhere on Beale Street. She has also
performed in Greenwich Village, New York City, appeared on television in
Hollywood and was recorded live on Hollywood Boulevard. She was even offered a
contract to sing in Memphis, which she rejected in favour of singing for her
fans back home and on the continent. For which, we Euro Blues Fans are very
grateful. Welcome Connie back to the Isle of Man in 2006
Connie Lush Website