Pasadena Weekly



Lady Screams The Blues

by John Sollenberger
In the music world, women over the years have gone toe-to-toe with the guys when it comes to musicianship, proving they have the instrumental chops to complement the voice.

You can see a fiery example of that in action Saturday night at Sierra Madre’s Café 322 when Zola Moon hits the stage.

Moon is a gutsy blues rocker and harmonica player who has enough grit in her voice to bring to mind past greats like Big Mama Thornton and Janis Joplin. Couple that talent with hot harmonica licks and you’ve got one hell of a show. In short, this lady rocks. Moon has released many CDs over the years, the latest being “Wildcats Under My Skin,” and her material gets the airplay it deserves internationally and here locally on the world renowned KJAZZ 88.1-FM. Saturday’s gig, her first at Café 322, is well worth a trip up the hill to catch her act.

Café 322, 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA, 626-836-5414, Showtime-8:30 pm