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17th Annual Blues out Back Concert Series - Pat "Mother Blues" Cohen and Band

Friday, September 4, 2015


6:30 - 8 PM



Gaston County Museum will host the performance of Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen and her band, as part of their 17th Annual “Blues out Back” free summer concert series on the lawn behind the museum. This event is sponsored by Sun Drop.

For years, Pat sang in New Orleans six nights a week, performing at a wide array of venues including the House of Blues, until Hurricane Katrina destroyed her home.  She relocated to North Carolina and has recently started touring with the Music Maker Blues Revue.  During her performances, “Mother Blues” unfurls the tapestry of her life experiences to her audience in soulful words and music.  She shares the mettle, pathos and ocean-deep compassion of the famous female blues singers she idolizes—women like Billie Holiday, Koko Taylor and Etta James.

Pat Cohen is a dramatic and exotic performer whose talent should not be overlooked.

For more information about this program please contact Jason Luker, Programs Coordinator, at 704-922-7681 ex 105 or at [email protected].





 Legacy of Ella May Wiggins

Saturday, September 26, 2015

1-2 PM



 In 1929, Gaston County struggled through one of the most infamous labor strikes in United States history.  At the center of it all was Ella May Wiggins.  Author Kristina Horton has just published her research on Ella May Wiggins in her new book  Martyr of Loray Mill.  This topic is very important to Kristina for not only its historical significance, but for also the fact that Ella May Wiggins was her great– grandmother.  Be sure to join us for this intriguing lecture in the Historic Dallas Courthouse.  This event is part of the Our Legacy Series provided by the Gaston County Museum, examining the special history that made a unique people.


Reservations are required for this event. For more information about this program or to make your reservation please contact Jason Luker, Programs Coordinator, at 704-922-7681 ex 105 or at [email protected].








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