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Gwen McCrae, for over three decades, has been
a soul and blues powerhouse singer entertaining
audiences worldwide. She started out singing as a
child with her mother who played piano in church.
With a heartfelt phrasing for the blues and the
spirit-filled sounds from her soul, Gwen has
entertained audiences in countless sold-out
venues and set her music in a Blues and Soul
category of its own. Since the early '60s, Gwen
has paid her dues, on tour with the likes of Smokey
Robinson, Luther Vandross, James Brown, The
Temptations, The O Jays, Spinners, James
Cleveland, and many more. Gwen's entertaining
has included concerts at The Apollo Theatre,
Madison Square Garden, Cow Palace in LA,
Disneyland, television shows such as “American
Band Stand”, “Soul Train”, “Midnight Special”,
“In Concert”, as well as various venues throughout
the world in London, Paris, Germany, Scotland,
and Venice, just to mention a few.

Gwen's hit song "Rockin' Chair" earned her a Grammy nomination, sold over 3 million records, and
went to #1 on Billboard's R&B charts. Gwen McCrae has recorded over 20 albums, with nine of her
songs breaking into Billboard’s “Top 100 list”. Her latest album, "Gwen McCrae Sings TK," earned
her "Best Blues & Soul Woman Song Of The Year Award " in 2007 for "Let's Straighten It Out,"
presented by Jus' Blues Music Awards Show. She was also nominated for the 2008 "Blues & Soul
Woman Of The Year Award." Gwen looks forward to touring in Europe every year. Recently Gwen
performed before a sold out audience in one of London’s premier venues, “The London Indigo 2”.

Gwen McCrae’s music career has touched the hearts of music lovers all over the world, with award
winning hits in every music genre, from Blues, Soul, R&B, Funk, Disco, to Jazz. Her deep soul style
singing created a music genre all her own. Gwen’s music is known for its soulful sound and dance
oriented beats. Loyal European music fans have in fact renamed her “The Queen of Rare Groove”.
Among her European and USA hits include songs such as “All This Love That I’m Giving”, Keep The
Fire Burning”, “Funky Sensation”, “90% Of Me Is You”, “Let’s Straighten It Out” , “Girlfriend’s
Boyfriend”, “Rock Your Baby”, “Clean Up Women”, and the list goes on.

Gwen McCrae does not just perform on stage but makes the audience feel they are part of the musical
experience. In an interview Gwen stated that “The only time I'm really happy is when I'm on that stage,
in front of my audience. Then, I'm the happiest woman in the world! And there is nothing that anybody
can say or do to make me unhappy, because I'm doing just what the Lord wants me to do; satisfy the
people. Not the people that you recorded for and all of that; Satisfy that audience, they're the ones that
love you; they're the ones that buy your records.”

                                             Some of Gwen McCrae’s best-known albums
1974: Gwen McCrae (Cat 1603)                                  1996: Psychic Hotline (Goldwax 4221)
1975: Rockin' Chair (Cat 2605)                                   1997: Girlfriend's Boyfriend (Ichiban 1511)
1976: Something So Right (Cat 2608)                         1999: Still Rockin' (Phat Sound 0199)
1978: Let's Straighten It Out (Cat 2613)                      2004: I'm Not Worried (Lewmar 7154)
1979: Melody of Life (Cat 2614)                                  2006: Live in Paris at New Morning (Hi & Fly)
1981: Gwen McCrae (Atlantic 19308)                          2006: Gwen McCrae Sings TK (Henry Stone Music)
1982: On My Way (Atlantic 80019)                              2010: Lay It On Me: The Columbia Years