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Sandy Atkinson began singing in school and church events when she was 5. When she was 14, her Mom gave her a guitar and she started writing songs. From there her love of music grew and blossomed when she came to Florida in 1994. She met some great musicians that liked her songs and released her first CD in 1995. Her 5th, was released in October 2010 with her new band, The True Loves. "I feel that this is a great combination of musicians. We have so much fun. They are very talented, seasoned pros and we fit like like a favorite pair of jeans." The CD is a collection of studio sessions and a live recording from a show at the Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg, FL.
She performs solo or duo, but prefers the full band. She has played venues and festivals in the US & Norway including House of Blues-Orlando, Rib Fest - St. Petersburg, Women\'s Blues Fest-NC, Sarasota Blues Festival-Sarasota, Hell Blues Fest - Norway and the Muddy Waters Blues club in Oslo.
Influences include Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Mahalia Jackson, Etta James, Joplin, and Elvis.
Dean Germain Keyboard
Cannon Quinn Guitar
Ben Jammin Bass
Phil Christman Drums