After knock-out performances for tens of thousands last summer at Heavy Montreal (Canada), Wacken Open Air (Germany) and Skögsrojet (Sweden), Lee Aaron and band are on a prolific roll, capping off one of the most successful years of her career with the release of I’m A Woman, the third video and single from Diamond Baby Blues 2018.
“It had been in the back of my mind to cover the Koko Taylor version of I’m a Woman for ages. The lyrics are simple yet so powerful and as poignant now as they were 50 years ago. I had a long list of women I wanted to honour in the video, women who have displayed incredible bravery, ingenuity and influence, so narrowing it down to a few was hard.
“The women featured have impacted us in almost every facet of culture and many are great artists as well as activists. From Audrey Hepburn, a World War II survivor, film star and International Ambassador for UNICEF, to Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, to Marie Curie a two time Nobel Prize-winning physicist. When J.K. Rowling isn’t writing award-winning books she’s speaking out on issues of equality and social justice. Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt and Malala Yousafzai have all faced and fought for human rights and civil liberties. I find all these women just as inspiring as the female musicians who have influenced me over the years.” Lee Aaron
Lee Aaron’s “Power, Soul, and Rock N’ Roll” NEW ‘Live in Germany’ album is slated for spring release 2019 with tour dates to follow. She’s also scheduled to perform at ROXODUS, the Canadian Rock event of summer 2019 on July 11th in Edenvale, Ontario with Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick, Kid Rock, Peter Frampton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Nickelback.
Diamond Baby Blues is available worldwide at all major retail outlets and digital platforms via Big Sister Records (distributed in North America by ILS/Universal and in Europe by Metalville/Rough Trade).
You can catch Lee and the band at the following Canadian cities in 2019:
January 12 – REGINA, SK, Casino Regina
January 25 – EDMONTON, AB – Century Casino
January 26 – VANCOUVER, BC – Hard Rock Casino
February 14 – OTTAWA, ON – The Brass Monkey
February 15 – TORONTO, ON – The Rockpile
February 16 – NIAGARA, ON – Seneca Queen Theatre
April 18 – CALGARY, AB – Grey Eagle Casino
July 11 – EDENVALE, ON – ROXODUS Festival
August 9 – PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Caribou Rocks The North