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The Dagwood Blondies Deci-Belles Tour hits Berkeley

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Dagwood BlondiesFan Photo Courtesy of the Dagwood Blondies

Nancy Wenstrom and Vikki Lee will perform as the Dagwood Blondies at The Art House Gallery & Cultural Center located at 2905 Shattuck Ave in Berkeley, California on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 7PM to promote their upcoming release, Deci-Belles.

“We are recording a CD called Deci-Belles and we are calling our upcoming shows a tour. Ramblin' Jack Elliot has decided to manage us, and it is his first foray into arts management. He has been very supportive of us.” saidVikki Lee

Nancy Wenstrom has been a professional musician for thirty years playing and singing rhythm and blues, jazz, rock and country and touring and recording with many Bay Area bands. Rockabilly singer/songwriter Vikki Lee hails from Rancho Cordova (near Sacramento) and has performed alongside acts as as Elvin Bishop, Al Stewart, Mickey Gilley, B.J. Thomas, The Guess Who, The Marshall Tucker Band, The New Riders of the Purple Sage, and Tito Puente, and toured internationally.

“I’ve had the chance to rock on stage with such Bay Area greats as the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, Chris Isaak, and Big Brother and the Holding Company, and open for such acts as Huey Lewis, Joe Cocker and Elvin Bishop,” said Nancy Wenstrom

Five time Grammy nominee Ramblin’ Jack Elliot has been a long time supporter of the duo and of each of the artists individually.

They play real good guitar and they sing close harmony…I am electrified!” said Ramblin' Jack Elliott

The pair will be performing ad recording together under the moniker Dagwood Blondies, and plan to tour in California to promote their upcoming album Deci-Belles, with a Southern California show in October. Although they have performed together with other bands in the past, this is their debut album as a duo.

“It is the funnest thing, we’ve wanted to perform as a duo for years. Nancy is a killer guitar player, she reminds me very much of Stevie Ray Vaugh. We combined our originals, we are best friends and we are having the time of our lives. Everyone thinks we look like sisters, and that’s always been the case for twenty years. It was just one of those things that was meant to be. We are having a lot of fun doing this, and I think it shows in the music. We are just overjoyed with this project.” said Vikki Lee