Jay Allen Sanford 11 a.m., July 17
Genre: Blues & Soul
RIYL: Ruby and the Red Hots, Etta James, Candye Kane
Inception: , 4
Influences: Etta James, Big Maybelle, Sophie Tucker, Memphis Minnie, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson
Ruby Blue are fronted by blues-belter Ruby Presnell, daughter of actor Harve Presnell. Presnell has shared the stage with Etta James, Charles Brown, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, and John Lee Hooker. In addition, she has performed with the San Diego Symphony, Elvin Bishop, Papa John Creach, Solomon Burke, Poncho Sanchez, Hollywood Fats, C.J. Chenier, and Elvin Bishop.
As of 2011, Presnell’s bandmates in Ruby Blue include Rob Thorsen (bass), Bob Boss (guitar), and Richard Sellers (drums).