Foto Album release: Women in Blues - New album “My Precious Blues”

Norway’s Blues Queen Rita Engedalen and her music partner throughout 20-years Margit Bakken, released their new album “My Precious Blues” at the Notodden Blues Festival on 5th August 2023.

In their own familiar and beloved style, Engedalen and Bakken with their new album “My Precious Blues”, earnestly bring recognition to outstanding blues women and their talents. The album is personal, portraying powerful musical encounters with impressive female sources of insight and inspiration.

Six of the 11 songs recorded on “My Precious Blues” are new material written by the Grande Dame of European Blues herself, the Norwegian “Grammy” multi-nominated and 2006 winner Rita Engedalen. In her seven solo albums, Rita has included the songs of female blues champions. All the way through Rita’s songs on «My Precious Blues» one can hear the recurring cry for hope and justice within her lyrics, such as in “Let Freedom Come” and “Nobody Can Take My Soul.”

“My Precious Blues” is a musical journey of songs that span a vast landscape, extending from intimate acoustic to the emotionally charged language of risqué rhythms, along with the sounds of driving Blues expression and powerful Gospel moods! While the album has its own personal lyrics, it also includes songs by some of the leading women of the blues.

A year ago, Rita Engedalen released her seventh solo album, “Sun Will Come ” and with great satisfaction, this album was nominated for the Spellemannpris (2022) in the Best Blues Album category. In 2012, the duo Women in Blues released their first album together, “Broken Soul Blues”, which garnered many good reviews both in Norway and internationally. Throughout the years, there have been many concerts and collaborations with both Norwegian and international female artists.

Finally, they have released a long-awaited new album! The album “My Precious Blues” is produced by the blues queen herself, with her musical partner Margit Bakken as co-producer. “My Precious Blues” is released by Bluestown Records in Notodden, Norway.

Rita Engedalen / Margit Bakken - Women in Blues - Live at The Notodden Blues Festival 2023.


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