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Don't miss this weeks SPECIAL show. Roxy interviews JIM SATTEN,
former guitarist of Ron Wood, Bo Diddley and many more. 
Jim told some great road stories you won't hear anywhere else, and brought live tracks to share with us.
This show will first air on THURSDAY, AUGUST 28TH at 7:00 p.m. EASTERN STANDARD TIME.

Tune in at www.kconlineradio.com, visit us in the chat room on the home page. Just click ''chat and listen'' tab.


                "HARD ON A WOMAN"

Roxy's new single, HARD ON A WOMAN, released October 2013, is spinning on radio stations and streaming on podcasts and online programs around the world. 

With Roxy on harp and vocals, track personnel includes Tom "The Suit" Forst (guitar), Bob Fusco  (bass), Mike Marble (drums), Rob "The Drummer" Gottfried (percussion), Jim Pino (sax) and Joe Najmy (keyboards). 

       Written, arranged and produced by Roxy Perry
          Engineered and co-produced by Tom Forst
                 Recorded at The Icehouse Studio

  • Foxy Roxy's new tune is as bright as the dawn, I couldn't wait to get my earbuds on....! Sugar Blue

  • Hey! THat's terrific! Magic arrangement. Great vocals.... Ian McKenzie

  • Simply honest and well written. Her vocals are right on point! "Hard on A Woman" is easy on the ears."...Biggdaddy Ray Hansen, Blues Therapy Radio - KWCW/KCOR

  • Roxy Perry spins tonight and throughout the week World Wide on the "Confessing the Blues” Radio Syndicate... Cleve Baker - WWDW, WTRG & WDLZ,  3wdfm, thegreat98fm, confessingtheblues.com


"Truth And Life Experience Are Essential In Blues"



Kenny's Castaways was the place to be for Blues and R&B lovers to celebrate over a dozen legends of the New York Blues scene.  The roster of artists included Charles Honeyboy Otis, Robert Ross, Arthur Neilson, Michael Powers, Big Ed Sullivan, Roxy Perry, Michael Hill, Ivan Bodley and Angel Rissoff.  A special tribute was also made to honor the contributions of four New York greats posthumously inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame:  drummers, Wally Gator Watson and Tyrone Crusher Green, and R&B vocalists Moe Holmes and Frankie Paris.  CLICK HERE for full story, photos and video link for the event.

NOVEMBER 5, 2011

By Roger Z
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BHF Nominees from the great state of New York were honored at an induction ceremony on September 25, 2011. The all-day program, organized and emceed by BHF National Ambassador, Roxy Perry, was a celebration of the area’s finest blues artists, acknowledging their career-long hard work, dedication, and accomplishments.

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JUNE 3, 2011  
By Janet Cipolli
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Middletown, New York

On Sunday, May 22nd, 2011, a tribute celebration took place to honor Little Sammy Davis’ lifetime career and contributions to the world of Blues on his induction as “Great Master Blues Artist” into the Blues Hall of Fame.   CLICK for article, video and photos from the event! 

A fundraising effort on Davis’ behalf continues, and all donations are greatly appreciated. If you would like to help, please contact Brian Remaly at merlin1@frontiernet.net or 845-692-3227 during business hours.


November 18, 2010

By Patty Robinson

Award-winning vocalist/songwriter Roxy Perry gives local musicians a chance to shine each week at Monster B's on Glenbrook Road

Known worldwide as "The New York Blues Queen," vocalist, harp player, songwriter and producer Roxy Perry is all about giving back to her fellow musicians and supporting local artists despite her living legend status. In fact, Perry brings the blues to Stamford every Wednesday night with her "Monster Jam" sessions at Monster B's Bar and Grille in Glenbrook.

Every Wednesday night beginning at 8:30 pm, both aspiring and accomplished musicians are welcomed to perform onstage, and after attending a session, this reporter has become hooked.

A child prodigy, Perry began her musical career at age nine when she performed her first major concert at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. By her late teens, she was working six nights a week with her 10-piece soul band at the Peppermint Lounge in New York City, and eventually began touring with established groups, including Gladys Knight & the Pips, Iron Butterfly and Rare Earth.

Perry launched her blues career in the 1980's where she became known for her electrifying live performances in clubs, concert halls and festivals throughout the U.S. and abroad. In recent years, she has appeared on concert bills with Leon Russell, Marcia Ball and Koko Taylor to name a few.

As a recording artist, Perry has performed, produced and written material for four highly acclaimed CDs, and has received numerous accolades and awards, including an induction into the Blues Hall of Fame. But for Perry, the weekly sessions at Monster B's in is about letting local musicians shine.

"It's not about me," she said. "The jam session has created a musician's community and given them a resource to perform on a big stage to a receptive audience of listeners and peers. Many new friendships and bands have been discovered and created through this jam. Musicians of all levels are improving, networking, sharing tech
and musical info.

There is a reliably high level of music going on at this jam, which has drawn both listeners and players
from near and far."

Some of the artists that appeared that night included powerhouse singer Billy Foster, soulful guitarist Fred Clark, Joe Meo on smokin' sax and Dave Anastasia on bluesy bass. These players are not to be missed and appear at these sessions regularly. And each week, Perry invites a guest band, and on this night Otis and The Hurricanes appeared featuring Chris Cross on guitar, Joe Najmy on keys, Bob Fusco on bass and Mike Marble on drums, who visibly and audibly rocked the house with bluesy versions of tunes by Etta James and Eric Clapton.

Musicians travel from as far as New Jersey and Long Island to attend these jam sessions, and recently, The Fret Notz, hailing from Watertown, took the coveted guest spot. Bobby Pickett, singer/songwriter of The Notz impressed his audience with burning electric violin along with Kevin Templeton on drums and John Lebel on bass. "Roxy's jam is a great way for bands that are not from the Stamford area to showcase themselves, Pickett said.

On Dec. 11, Perry will be bringing her own concert band to Monster B's for a "Super Jam" that will be recorded for airplay on KCOR during Christmas week.


August 2010
    In recognition of her accomplishments and recent Blues Hall of Fame induction, by written proclamation, the Westchester County Board of Legislators has decreed August 9th as ROXY PERRY DAY. The proclamation, duly signed by Westchester County Board of Legislators, KENNETH JENKINS, JUDITH MYERS, JAMES MAISANO, AND SHEILA MARCOTTE, is an official acknowledgement of the artist’s contributions to the Westchester community and beyond throughout her decades-long career.



ROAD RASH BLUES SHOW INTERVIEW ! click here for details!

ROXY INDUCTED INTO THE BLUES HALL OF FAME!!  click here for details!

ROXY'S NEW RADIO SHOW!!  NEW YORK BLUES-BIRD on KCOR!!  click here for details!


August 30, 2009: The votes are in and we are happy to report that from the original 100 entries, THAT NIGHT IN MEMPHIS from Roxy’s latest CD, IN MY SWEET TIME, tied for First Place with French band, GANG, in the Baker Street Radio program contest. Many thanks to our friend, deejay Xav Boulanger, for getting our music out to our fans in France, and to all our great supporters who took the time to register their votes!
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About Music...

Since when have you been playing?
All my life. I have been on stage since I was 5 years old.

Who brought you to making music?
My parents had a large collection of 78's and 331/3 records that I listened to from a very young age. I also listened to the radio watched TV a lot. Nobody really brought me to music. I just gravitated to it naturally.

What was your first musical love?
Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong, Dinah Washington.

If you had to describe your music with only one word,what word would you use?

How would you characterise and describe your music?
My music is a tree with many roots. I have had over fifty years of listening to and being a part of the evolution of American music. I am known as a Blues artist but have no boundaries in my writing or recording. My original music is very eclectic. I choose from a vast pallet of musical styles to paint the stories of my songs.

What are your musical roots and references?
Blues, Jazz, Rock and Roll, Country, Soul, Gospel from the 1920-s to present.
I listen to all kinds of music.

What's the song that moves you the most?
This is a very hard question because I have many favorite songs that I consider masterpieces. On my new CD ''IN MY SWEET TIME'' I chose a song that has moved me since I first heard it on the radio in the 1950's. Hank Williams Senior’s “I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry”.

And why?
The words of this song depict vivid imagery of the subject in spare, simple phrases that really move me.

About Your Concerts...

What's your best memory?
The Maximum Blues Festival Quebec 05. It was magical. The promoters were very generous and warm hearted hosts that we will never forget. The event itself seemed to be designed just for my enjoyment. We thought we were in heaven.  The Montreux Jazz Festival 06 when we headlined the Blues Cruise on Lake Geneva Switzerland.

And the worst memory?
The Montreux Jazz Festival outdoor stage. It got unseasonably cold, rained, snowed.....in July! I lost my voice from the sudden climate change. I was very embarrassed as well as frustrated because the day before on the Blues Cruise my voice was prime.

What do you feel when you get on stage?
I feel like I am opening my heart and soul to the audience.

What song do you whistle in the shower?
I don't.

When and where in your artist life have you felt the deepest happiness ever?
When I released my first CD, NY BLUES QUEEN, on my own label BluePerry Hill Records and got my first great review. All of the reviews that followed were flawless. It is a wonderful feeling to know that your songs are enjoyed by so many people. It takes great courage to expose your thoughts and music to strangers’ criticism. You never really know if people understand and appreciate what you recorded until you put it out there.

4 CDS later I am still amazed that a song I often write on a scrap of paper evolves into a world wide release that is embraced by so many. It is very humbling and brings a special joy to my heart.

If there was a Lord for music, what would you like to say to him?
Thank you for giving me this lifetime gift of music and such wonderful friends.

And what would you like him to say to you?
You did well with the gift I gave you. You were a good person.

Getting More Personal Now...

What does your family think about your career choice?
My family are all deceased now, but they unfortunately, never embraced my choice to be a musician or recognized my accomplishments.

Beside music, what do like to do?
Gardening, cooking, creating art and sharing good times with my friends.

Who else would you have liked to be?

What do you love the most?
Truth and integrity in everything from art, music, and most of all, people.

What do you hate the most?
Liars, thieves, racism, injustice.

The natural gift you'd like to have?

What's your life's greatest achievement?
I have many, but I'd have to say, the WESTARTS ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWAYD 07. This was a lifetime achievement award. It was given to Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Brandon Marsalis as well as many other fine artists and musicians in previous years. It is the biggest Arts award in NY State. I was very humbled and honored to receive it. It is very hard for me to feel worthy of it to date. It shows me that all the decades of hard work and suffering I did for my art was noticed and appreciated. It made it all worth it.

What characterise the most your personality?
I am always honest and work very hard. I love to share what I have, help people and love them for who they are without fear.

I have courage to be myself. I trust people until they prove themselves untrustworthy.
Some people call me stubborn but others admire my determination and resilience to adversity. The music business is a very cruel business that I have been challenged by all my life. My life itself has been extraordinarily eventful. But I learned from a young age that you can only be defeated by your fear. I am a survivor. My belief in God has given me strength to carry on and face adversity all my life. I embrace the good times and grieve in bad times, but always look for the new day to heal me. I am a believer.

Who are your favorite authors?
Of books or music?  Books...Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Shakespeare, too many to list ...But I like the classics. Music.... Ray Charles, Tom Waits.

What heroes (real life or fiction)did you use to dream about as a kid?
Can't remember. Too long ago.

What historical character impressed you the most?

What historical fact do you despise the most?

For what mistake would you be most indulgent?

How would you like to die?
On stage or in my sleep.

What's your life's proverb?
Love and be loved. Be honest and trustworthy. Forgive but don't forget. Find the positive in the negative. Live each day like it's your last. Trust your heart. Have courage. Always be who you are.

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Blues Rocks The World Website

The issue of BLUES ROCKS THE WORLD, dedicated to Women in Blues, features Roxy on the cover, with an indepth interview in which she talks about the beginning of her career in music, through her most recent successes in the world of Blues.

BLUES ROCKS THE WORLD is for and about the music of independent contemporary blues artists around the world. In the words of the magazine's founder, Paul Bondarovski, "...our goal is to show that there are more stars in the sky than a handful of constellations and to present to the world those who have paved and go on paving the way of the blues - the unknown Masters." 

by Suzie O'Kane

Tucked inside the Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York, The Little Theater has the potential of becoming the area's premiere venue for upscale blues entertainment.  Among the proliferation of "live music" clubs where patrons gather primarily to socialize rather than to check out the music, The Little Theater has begun an exciting alternative, presenting music fans with top-quality musical talent and a comfortable, relaxed setting, where folks can come out and actually listen to a band. 

After its inaugural concert in the fall of 2003 with singer/songwriter, John Sebastian, the Little Theater has since been renovated. The Theater has recently seen such famed performers as Al Kooper and the Funky Faculty, Ronnie Spector (Christmas Show), Jeffery Gaines, and Aztec Two Step.  The upcoming schedule includes the Benson-Scott Big Band, Tom Paxton, Steve Forbert, and rock legend, Mountain featuring Leslie West, with Corky Lang and Richie Scarlet.

Conveniently located just off the Bronx River Parkway in White Plains, New York, The Little Theater holds a capacity of 400 and offers informal seating at individual tables.  Wine and beer, soft drinks, and light dining fare are available on the premises. Show tickets generally range between $15 - $30 and ample parking is available on the County Center property, which is well lit and staffed with security personnel.  The Little Theater is also served by Metro North via a direct walkway to the White Plains Station.


The "Hawk" was out in full force. Taking into account the wind-chill, the temperature was about 20-below when The Little Theater played host to one of New York's hottest talents today, The Roxy Perry Blues Band.  Having performed at clubs, concert halls and festivals across the country and internationally for decades, Roxy and band have developed a large and loyal fan base along the way.  With two original CDs and several compilation projects to her credit, as well as a new CD in the works, Roxy's performances are reliably upbeat crowd-pleasing events, and despite the frigid cold outdoors, New York's celebrated "Blues Queen" packed the house this night with the warmest crowd of die-hard fans around!

At the top of the set with "The Blues Don't Knock," a high-energy number from the current "NY Blues Queen" CD, the show was up and running with one after another of Roxy's signature songs, touching on every blues sound, from New York ("Do The Right Thing") to New Orleans ("Shakin' Off the Blues").  The first set also featured the 1950's inspired tune, "Way Down," getting the audience swinging and swaying in their chairs.  Roxy's vocals were inspired and expressive, and her harp playing right on target, as was the delivery of her expert band, which provided rock steady backup throughout the evening.  The band consists of:  Roxy Perry on harmonica and vocals, Tim DeHuff on guitar, Bob Fusco on bass, Paul Undersinger on Drums, Ed Train on Keyboards, Eric Merovitch on alto sax, and Bill Holloman on tenor sax and trumpet. 

Musical fireworks highlighted the performance, with each band member taking a solo moment on stage, then joining together in a freestyle jam, complete with electrifying dueling saxophone riffs by Eric Merovitch and Paul Holloman at several points in the show.  Tim DeHuff's phenomenal lead guitar work brought energetic applause after every solo.  Paul Undersinger thrilled the crowd with his drum solo on "Black Cat Bone," as did Ed Train with tastefully executed keyboard solos throughout the program.  All of this, laced with Roxy's sensitive vocals and distinctive harp work at the forefront, resulted in professional showmanship at its peak.

After a short break, Roxy and her band were brought back to the stage by none other than Jake and Elwood Blues of The Blues Patrol (Blues Brothers Tribute Band), by which time there was not a trace of that winter cold to be found.  The room was on fire with the energy of the audience and the band, and everyone was shouting for more.  The second set featured Roxy's outstanding rendition of the classic, "House of the Rising Sun," (which brought rave reviews from the Grammy nominated comp CD, "Public Domain" [Purchase Records]).  A female harp player is a distinction in itself, but Roxy confirmed her place among the best, with the audience responding in enthusiastic appreciation.  Still more highlights followed, with Roxy introducing special guest appearances by harp player and singer, Carlos Colina (Carlos Colina and the Straight Up Blues Band) and the superb blues guitarist, John Federico, adding more fuel to the musical fire.  Versed in the Chicago roots sound, Carlos added his signature tone to a rocking rendition of "Got My Mojo Workin'."  And even more fun -- During Roxy and John's duet ("Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On"), the pair strutted out into the audience (left the hall -- with the doors closed behind them!), then still singing and playing, reentered, visiting several tables and getting the fans to join in the chorus before making their way back to the stage.  John Federico is often a welcome addition to Roxy's concert and festival lineups.  

The Little Theater is a great place to enjoy music and our goal is to be known as the venue that only offers the very best in the most comfortable setting.  Being new, we needed to get the word out.  Roxy Perry was dynamite and she certainly got us on the map for blues lovers! The audience left electrified and hungry for more!  That's exactly what we'll give them in the future."

- Joe Montalto and Linda Lovallo, The Little Theater at the Westchester County Center

Following a standing ovation and a parting encore set, the audience (reluctantly) let the Roxy Perry Blues Band leave the stage.  Autographs, CD purchases, and photographs with the Blues Patrol and their fabulous exact-replica Bluesmobile brought this non-stop evening of blues to a close.

If you missed this one, be sure to check Roxy's website for upcoming gigs, festivals and CD release information. 

Coming soon.

The Roxy Perry Blues Band will host a fundraiser for Fairleigh Dickenson University's WFDU 89.1 to support blues radio programming. 

You can catch Roxy and the band this summer at the Red Bank Jazz and Blues Festival in Red Bank, New Jersey.  They will be included on the "Live at Red Bank" CD soon to be released by the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation.  They will also appear at the Blues and Jazz by the Beach Festival in Long Branch, New Jersey. 

And, there's a new CD is in the works, featuring both live recordings and new originals.  Look for The Roxy Perry Blues Band's "LIVE BLUES NIGHTLY" to be released in spring 2004.

For further information, visit:

The Little Theater  www.westchestergov.com/parks

Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation: www.jsjbf.com

Radio Station WFDU  www.wfdu.com

By Richard Skelly - Correspondent

Published in the Asbury Park Press 9/03/04

Aside from Roxy Perry's voice, what keeps fans coming back to her shows is her unique gift for songwriting. Perry writes original songs in the blues idiom, but she carefully avoids themes that have already been covered.

The New Rochelle-based Perry and her band will headline the Long Branch BeachFest tomorrow. The group includes Perry on vocals and harmonica, her husband, Bob Fusco on bass, Dave Fields on the Hammond B-3 organ, keyboards and guitar, Tim DeHuff on guitar, Paul Undersinger on drums and the Harris Brothers on saxophones.

"I like to think of what we do as suited for any kind of concert or festival, and we play a variety of tunes from different eras," Perry said. For example, she and her band have worked up a version of Al Hibbler's "When The Lights Go Down Low" and an obscure tune from Texas blues guitarist Freddie King, "When You Walk Down the Aisle." "Nobody's ever heard of these tunes, but they're great songs," Perry said.

Raised in Westchester and southern California, Perry attended the School of Visual Arts on 23rd Street and later got a scholarship for creative writing at New York University.

"I started out singing in swing and jazz bands as a kid, and when I was 10 I started making money," she explained."I went into a regular rock 'n' roll band when everybody else was doing that, and that escalated into heavy metal for a while. Somehow, it didn't matter what I was doing, it ended up sounding like blues. So I figured I might as well go into blues. And, I really didn't like some of the people in the heavy metal crowd in the 1970s," she added.

Perry is a New York City nightclub veteran. Not surprisingly, she doesn't sing in clubs there much anymore. So many that were friendly to blues and blues-rock have closed their doors: Manny's Car Wash, Chicago Blues, Dan Lynch's, Mondo Kane and others.

"I hardly play New York City anymore. I run my Thursday night jam in Thornwood, N.Y., and it's located centrally enough that people can get there from Connecticut, New Jersey and New York City," Perry said.

Perry, 54, has two superb albums that showcase her vocal and songwriting skills, "Hi-Heeled Blues," a 1995 release, and "New York Blues Queen," which she released on her own label in 2000. In recent years, she has concentrated her efforts on performing at larger nightclubs in Westchester and Connecticut, as well as festivals. Her forthcoming album, to be released in early December, will include 15 of her originals and one cover. Fans have been hounding her for years to record her band's arrangement of a much covered traditional, "The House of the Rising Sun."

"It sounds nothing like anybody else's version. I can almost throw a copyright on it for the arrangement," Perry said.

Perry said her three great influences are the three Louies: Louie Prima, Louis Jordan and Louis Armstrong.

"I've been writing since I was a kid, and the first time I got published was some poetry I'd written in grade school," she said. "I got in the national archives of children's poetry, and I do the same thing now with songs. I'm very prolific. I just can't afford to record everything I write."

That's where her keyboardist, Dave Fields, comes in. She and the band are recording their forthcoming album at Field's Studio on East 36th Street.

Tomorrow in West End Park, Perry said fans unfamiliar with her body of work (she's sung back-up on dozens of blues and rock 'n' roll albums), "can expect a great time with some very interesting tunes from all the different eras. I think of every concert we do as a stepping stone to becoming a better act."

By Pete "Blewzzman" Lauro

Roxy Perry, the festival's headliner and closing act was up next. Roxy and I have maintained a steady friendship since meeting in a Blues chat room on AOL about eight years ago. One weekend, a few years back, I was lucky enough to be visiting family on Long Island, New York, on the same weekend that she was playing at a nearby club. Her show blew me away then and it just blew me away again. Roxy, who is billed as the "New York Blues Queen," performed most of the songs on her CD by the same name and several new originals which will be on her long overdue new CD, that she promised will be out soon.

Roxy's slogan is: "My gigs are not for wallflowers or the faint-hearted, we have huge fun," and she certainly lives up to the words. Roxy has a commanding stage presence that seems to take hold of the audience the second she walks out. Her voice, as well as her mannerisms, are both powerful and potent and the audience senses this compelling desire to pay her attention. Roxy doesn't sing the Blues, she belts it out.

Many in the crowd, including myself were calling for Roxy to do "Men Like You." In this song Roxy tells her man, as he is leaving to "Go right ahead and go, because it's men like you that made me this way." This is one of my favorite Blues songs of all time. The lyrics are so compelling, Roxy's delivery is so outstandingly raunchy, and there are several extraordinary guitar and harmonica solos. This five-minute performance may have very well been the highlight of this festival.

Another song which had the crowd shaking and throwing their hands in the air was "Way Down." This song is done a la Ike and Tina doing "Rolling on the River." Roxy spends about three minutes singing this very slow, scorching song with lots of sultry saxophone and then just as you think the song has ended - WHAM! She starts singing again, the band goes into high gear, all the background singers join in and then Roxy starts belting it out like there is no tomorrow. It just doesn't get any better than this.

Joining Roxy on vocals and super harmonica were her husband of 30 years - Bob Fusco on bass, Linda Geiger on drums, Tim De Huff on guitar, Dave Fields on keyboards and guitar, Eric Merovitch on alto sax, and Bill Holloman on tenor sax and trumpet.