KVIE PBS Teams Up with Blame Sally

LR - Pam Delgado, Monica Pasqual, Jeri Jones, and Renee Harcourt

So I was approached by Todd Wagner from Ninth Street Opus to help publicize an upcoming event over at Public Television’s KVIE in Sacramento. You see Ninth Street Opus represents a San Francisco all-female group, Blame Sally, who’s scheduled to perform at the KVIE TV station on Saturday, December 3rd.

KVIE and Blame Sally are working together to create a pledge program to help raise money for Public Television on a national level. KVIE will be filming Blame Sally during their performance and using the footage to produce a PBS Special, which will ultimately be used in their pledge drives across the country.

I don’t think I need to go on about the value of Public Television and what it means for the community as a whole, but I do want to make sure that everyone understands who Blame Sally is and why they were chosen to perform at KVIE.

PBS wants to use Blame Sally as a role model for women everywhere. They are an example of healthy, authentic women, proud of their age and defying the odds by forming a successful rock band in their 40’s and 50’s. What they have accomplished is an inspiration to women across America.

Blame Sally is a little bit of country, a little bit of rock, a little bit of folk, and a whole lot of heart. They have been compared to the Indigo Girls, Dixie Chicks, and even Radiohead, but forget about all that, because one day some all-female band is going to come along and they will be compared to Blame Sally.

The band is made up of four young women ““ alright – Let’s say four not-so-young women. They bring a lifetime of love, happiness, disappointment, trials and tribulations and really just a whole lot of life to the table. It shows in their music, especially in their latest album A Speeding Ticket and a Valentine.

A few tracks that really stood out for me on their new album – “Living Without You,” a hard-rocking song about a woman uncertain whether to be devastated or exhilarated by a relationships end. “Countdown,” with its driving beat and then “Big Big Bed,” which you gotta love simply because of the washboard paying in the background.

So who are these women of wisdom and why do they work together so well?

Pam Delgado (percussion and vocals) ““ Wishes she still owned the family car from when she was just a kid. It was a Lavender Pontiac Bonneville complete with a Clamshell from Sears.

Renee Harcourt (guitar, bass and vocals) ““ She’s really the talented one out of the four, but don’t tell the others that. She can juggle, ride a unicycle and whistle loudly with or without fingers, but not all at the same time and hopefully not onstage.

Jeri Jones (guitar, bass and vocals) ““ I tried to call Jeri but never did get through. All I heard on the other end of the phone was “who the *&$@%# is calling me before I’ve had my morning coffee!” I did hear she’s prone to pre-coffee accidents. Luckily all their performances are late in the day.

Monica Pasqual (piano, accordion and vocals) ““ She’s started a billion songs and never finished them. Something about being superstitious when it comes to songwriting. She has to have at least two good verses and chorus before she can walk away, otherwise it’s a lost cause. All the other songs she’s completed? One word ““ perfection.

Together these women make up Blame Sally. Granted an odd bunch and not a Sally in the lot, but it doesn’t matter as long as they keep pumping out some really awesome tunes.

Get out there and show your support for Public Television and Blame Sally.

Where:
KVIE TV Station
2030 W. El Camino Ave Sacramento, CA 95833

When:
Saturday, December 3
7:00-8:30 pm “¦. AND”¦. 9:00-10:30 pm

Cost:
Regular Admission: Per Show: $25 / Both Shows: $45 150 seats available
VIP Seating: Per Show: $100. Only 50 VIP seats available!

You can get more information here.

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