Mike Madriaga 9:30 a.m., May 25
RIYL: Pink, Fiona Apple, Peaches, Normandie Wilson, Cathryn Beeks
Influences: Aretha Franklin, Ani DiFranco, Fiona Apple, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Dinah Washington, Aimee Mann, Amy Winehouse
Roxy Blue and the Handful had one release, What's the Password, before evolving into simply Roxy Blue, named for their frontwoman. Under that name, they released a debut EP Raw (Hit Nation Records) in April 2013.
Blue, with Roxy bassist Johnny Houghton and their latterday drummer Tylo Hartig, later formed the Fighting Able, an alt-blues-rock band also featuring Julia Maund. Their debut EP Expected was released in April 2016.