Congratulations to our long-time Musician Sponsor, Lola, for receiving the Willie Mitchell Lifetime Artist Award from the Jus’ Blues Music Foundation. Well deserved!
Here’s what they had to say:
Outstanding Artistry in Blues & Soul Music
Lola (just Lola) is a dynamic blues and R&B singer/keyboard player who has been igniting stages in the Atlanta area and beyond as a national and international artist. Blessed with a deep soul voice, a funkified keyboard style and an intense, high energy stage presence, Lola combines traditional blues with hard-edged R&B to create her own brand of contemporary, tough music. Lola is honored to be named among “Atlanta’s Queens of Blues” along with the dynamic Francine Reed and Sandra Hall. Lola began sitting in with her father’s funk band, playing trumpet and drums before switching to keyboards. Stevie Wonder, Donnie Hathaway, Jimmy Smith and Joe Sample were her key piano influences, along with her father’s favorite, bluesman Amos Milburn.
Jus` Blues Music Foundation, Inc. strives to promote the Arts, education, business, and philanthropic events as we also strive to preserve America’s traditional heritage of Blues & Soul music in our schools, nationwide and abroad.