"The Empress Of The Blues," Sandra Hall, has been preaching, teaching and vociferating the blues from a city that has played host to both gospel and blues music for the past ten decades, I'm talking about Atlanta, Georgia. She got her start at the age of four in a little town just outside of Atlanta called Oakland City singing gospel music at Whitesville Baptist Church alongside her mother and grandmother. At the age of 12 Sandra and her sister formed a group called The Soul Sisters and began singing in clubs. Then in the 1960’s Sandra took on a career as a dancer and formed an all girls group called The Exotics. That’s when she began to open shows at the world famous Royal Peacock club.
Since that time, Sandra’s musical career has soared to many heights including songwriting sessions, tours, and a number of albums released worldwide. She has been near and far writing and singing the blues for audiences around the world. Throughout her journey she has shared the stage with such artists as James Brown, BB King, Johnny Taylor, Otis Redding, Bo Diddley, The Temptations, The O’Jays, and Etta James just to name a few. Her sonorous vocals, inspirational stage presence, professionalism, determination, and strong constitution is how she procured the title "The Empress of the Blues" and has led her to the hottest blues clubs and venues in the United States and Europe for over 35 years.
Sandra Hall’s live shows are full of high energy, audience participation, smiles, and backed by some of the best bands of our times. You can usually catch her touring throughout the United States, Switzerland, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands playing festivals and clubs, so be sure to treasure the times that we have her at Blind Willie's!
Arrive before the show for dinner, drinks and socializing.
Doors at 7:00, Live Music at 9:30
21+, $12 cash at the door, non-smoking
About Blind Willie's Blues Club
Housed in a historic 1920's era building, Blind Willie's Blues Club has hosted nearly 10,000 nights of live music in Atlanta. Tonight is a good time to go, plus there is a live performance six nights a week (Tue-Sun). National touring acts appear regularly along with the best of local & regional acts. Your favorite blues musician or band from the last 30 years likely played a concert here. The focus is blues, but at some events you may also hear jazz, early R&B, soul, and roots music.
Looking for restaurants with live music in Atlanta? Blind Willie's has a dinner menu and full bar to accompany the entertainment. Start the show with food and drinks, progress to drinks and dancing. The club is small, cozy and intimate, so you can relax and enjoy good music and shared experiences. Visit soon.