Jay Allen Sanford 11 a.m., July 11
RIYL: Candye Kane, Lady Dottie and the Diamonds
Inception: San Diego, 2007
Influences: Mamie Smith, Big Mama Thornton, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Eva Cassidy, Janis Joplin
Based in North Park, Mama Red is a blues singer hailing from the beautiful and broken streets of her hometown San Diego.