Fri, 9 September 2011
Bev "BC" Conklin has been a fixture on the blues scene for close to 20 years. She is a very powerful singer, and an inspiration to many aspiring blues artists. She was kind enough to invite me to her house one Sunday morning to talk about her life and music. We built a quick and easy rapport, and we talked for an almost an hour before I hit record on my mic! When the interview started, Bev shared the journey that got her where she is today. She told me about her travels all over the world, and finally settling in the Lehigh Valley. We also talked about her foundation, The Women's Blues Alliance, and her involvement in many weekly jams in the area. She also talked through her balancing act of professional day job and working musician. She has been doing both for 20 years, and she likes to stay busy. She and her band have a very active performance schedule. The day that we met she was preparing for a 7 hour jam! Please check out her website for additional details and show dates (www.thebccombo.com). I hope to meet with her again very soon!