Vanessa Collier performs at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at The Stanhope House.
Stanhope - On Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, Soulfull blues singer and saxophonist Vanessa Collier embarks on her Winter 2019 'Honey Up' U.S. Tour, in support of her recent album of the same name. She performs at 6 p.m. at The Stanhope House, which is located at 45 Main St., Stanhope, NJ. Tickets cost $15. As an expert musician and multi-instrumentalist, Vanessa weaves funk, soul, rock, and blues into every performance. She has received three Blues Music Award Nominations (BMAs) for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year (2018) and Horn Player of the Year (2018 and 2017), a Blues Blast Award nomination, the Jamming-est Pro Award, which is bestowed by the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, First Place for lyrics in the International Songwriting Competition, and Best of 2014 Blues Breaker on Dan Aykroyd’s BluesMobile. In the words of the Blues Foundation, Vanessa “blew the doors off the Blues Music Awards.” A 2013 graduate of the Berklee College of Music, she’s toured nationally and internationally, and she released two critically acclaimed albums (2014’s Heart, Soul & Saxophone and 2017’s Meeting My Shadow). In July 2018 releases her self-produced, third album, Honey Up. At the Ottawa Blues Festival she received rave reviews. She also was a featured artist with Tommy Castro’s Blues Review; Briggs Farm Festival. In 2017, Vanessa was also a featured artist in three major tours across Europe as part of Ruf’s 2017 Blues Caravan. “I am driven to do this because I find it a total form of expression and connection,” Collier said. “I love connecting with an audience and feeling their energy."