SARAH BERMAN, VANCOUVER SUN
Dalannah Gail Bowen
Firehall Arts Centre
Tonight at 8 p.m.
Tickets $20 at the door
After a soul-searching journey from the streets to centre stage, Vancouver’s Dalannah Gail Bowen will be singing the Downtown Eastside blues at the Firehall Arts Centre tonight.
As part of the Heart of the City Festival, Bowen is performing an intimate autobiographical concert called All of Me. Ticket sales will help fund a Downtown Eastside Centre for the Arts.
Bowen is a resident in the Downtown Eastside and a respected name within Vancouver’s lively jazz and blues scene.
Although she has struggled with drug addiction and homelessness, Bowen says she “returned to the land of the living” to release her first full-length album Mama’s Got the Blues in 2007.
During her lengthy singing career the 63-year-old songstress has opened for the likes of B.B. King and Buddy Guy.