Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez: Holiday Blowout Dec 15 at 4:00pm EST

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez: Holiday Blowout Dec 15 at 4:00pm EST

Sun Dec 15 at 4:00pm EST at Cafe Nine, New Haven, CT

Christine Ohlman (a/k/a "The Beehive Queen" for her mile-high platinum-blonde hairdo) is the current, long-time vocalist with NBC's Saturday Night Live Band—and the one of the undisputed queens of American rock n’ soul— whose sixth critically-acclaimed CD with Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez, "The Deep End," was honored on numerous national end-of-year Top Ten lists.

Born in the Bronx, this Connecticut queen is as deeply embedded in the southern music scenes in Muscle Shoals, New Orleans, Nashville, as she is in New York's—she counts them all as true artistic homes.  Her live shows are legendary for their fiery musicianship and superb storytelling.  She will appear in two duets with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Dion Dimucci on his March 2024 upcoming CD, in June on the 2-disc tribute to legendary bluesman Matt “Guitar” Murphy, and most recently produced “Walking in Memphis”, a July 2023 Muscle Shoals pairing of blues greats Charlie Musselwhite and Travis Wammack. Ohlman is an inductee to the National Blues Hall of Fame of American Heritage, International. She appears in “Bonnie Blue,” the 2022 documentary on the late, great bluesman James Cotton. Her voice graces Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” (in a guest-vocal turn with the Rolling Stones on their classic cut “Out of Time”).   Ohlman landed the Top Female Americana Vocalist honors on The Alternate Root's International Readers' Poll (she shares top slots with Paul Thorn, The Mavericks, and Rodney Crowell). She is fresh from emceeing the star-studded 2022 NYC Celebration of Life for iconic girl group star Ronnie Spector, as well as from appearances onstage with Bonnie Raitt, Keb Mo, Trombone Shorty, Jon Batiste and Paul Shaffer; at the Paris Conservatory and the Royal Academy at Ghent with The Sessions Panel; on the SNL 40th Anniversary broadcast and Post-Broadcast concert at the Plaza Hotel;  "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon;” multiple appearances on the soundtrack for the HBO series “Vinyl,” including a duet with Elvis Costello;  the Carnegie Hall Tribute To The Rolling Stones; the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Concert in Cleveland (HBO) and The WC Handy Festival in Muscle Shoals, where she’s been the special guest of the Blind Boys Of Alabama and led an All-Star Shoals tributes that included Bonnie Bramlett, Candi Staton, and other Southern soul greats. Her numerous studio and live collaborations encompass Grammy-nominated recordings with Charlie Musselwhite; "Evenings of Duets" with the late Mac Rebennack (Dr. John); Dion, Ian Hunter, Marshall Crenshaw and the late Levon Helm (all of whom guested on “The Deep End”);  a longtime, continuing onstage collaboration with legendary NRBQ guitarist Big Al Anderson; plus appearances with Al Green, Steve Miller, Smokey Robinson, Brian Wilson, Bruce Springsteen, and the late George Harrison. With JoJo Hermann of Widespread Panic, she leads the “Down On The Bayou” New Orleans Jazz and Heritage benefits for the New Orleans Musicians Clinic. She guests on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and legendary Rolling Stones producer Andrew Loog Oldham's "The ALO Orchestra Sings The Rolling Stones Songbook Vol. 2,”  named “Coolest Record Of The Year” by SIRIUS/XM’s "Little Steven’s Underground Garage.”

She is joined onstage by South Carolina guitarist Chris Bickley, whose ties range from Johnny Winter to European mega group Eynomias, marking him as a true Renaissance music man; Michael Colbath (bass); and drummer Lorne Entress, a Boston star currently touring with Mary Chapin Carpenter and a veteran of the original lineup of Barrence Whitfield & The Savages plus Big Al Anderson of NRBQ, Lori McKenna, and others.

Ohlman is a noted musicologist and record collector who was one of the original contributing editors to the All Music Guide. Mixing a fiery brand of rootsy Americana with an old-school soul music flavor, she serves up a style that's been dubbed by SIRIUS/XM's Dave Marsh "Contemporary Rock R&B.”  Her six critically-acclaimed CDs will be joined in 2024’s by the upcoming “The Grown-Up Thing.”


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