FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Pianist and vocalist Ann Rabson, co-founder of the trio Saffire_The Uppity Blues Women, died Wednesday in Virginia after a battle with cancer, her label announced. She was 67.
A barrelhouse blues pianist, Rabson was also a songwriter and guitarist. She recorded eight albums with Saffire and one solo CD for Alligator Records. She made three solo albums for other labels.
Rabson was best known for her work with Saffire, which she...
"Ann was an extremely talented musician and performer. The first time my wife and I saw her was with the Uppity Blues Women in Toronto.mma few years later, 2003, I had a chance to meet her and Hubert Sumlin after the show in Monroe, Michigan. Ann and Hubert were so ..."
– Jim Paro, Friend and Fan,
Livonia, MI, Apr 21, 2013
"I had the pleasure of working with Ann in the late 70s/early 80s Sperry days at Dahlgren. I had just gotten out of the service and moved the family to Fredericksburg. Mostly we shared things musical. She had the talent, I had opinions, but we both shared a love for ..."
– Ken Jonas, Friend and admirer,
Fredericksburg, VA, Feb 05, 2013