An Evening with WV’s Own Lady D
February 16, 2023 @ 6:30 pm
Celebrate Black History Month with a sizzling blues concert from WV’s Queen of the Blues – Lady D – and kick off the night with the first episode of her documentary series “Those Who Came Before,” celebrating the history and culture of black music in WV. The doc includes notables such as Bob Thompson, Crystal Good, Aristotle Jones, Rodney Boyden and W.I. “Bill” Hairston.
Doris Fields a.k.a. Lady D was born in Cabin Creek, WV. She is known as “W.Va’s First Lady of Soul.” She has 6 CDs to her cre- dit; including her latest “Disturbing My Peace.” Her original song, “Go Higher” was the winner of the national competition for the best Obama Inaugural Song in 2008. As a result, she and her band MI$$ION performed at the Obama for Change Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC in January 2009.
Lady D has also become well- known for her original one-wo- man play titled, “The Lady and the Empress.” It is based on the life and music of blues legend, Bessie Smith. She also wrote a spin-off to this show called “Bessie’s Blues,” an abbreviated version of the original show.