Vaccination Required for Entry to Blue Strawberry Effective September 1
Since reopening on June 18, 2020, Blue Strawberry has made the safety of our patrons, our staff, and our artists during the COVID-19 pandemic our highest priority. Through our “COVID Careful” policies, we have not only met but consistently exceeded guidelines required by the Health Department of the City of Saint Louis regarding sanitation, use of masks, and physical read more...
Tonina's show is postponed, due to the illness of a band member. We are in the process of rescheduling the show, which we expect will happen sooner rather than later. All tickets (live and livestream) for this show will be honored for the new date.
Tonina comes at you from a lot of places, but she hits you in just one. Right where you feel it.
Kind of like what happened to President Obama, when he picked her “Historia de un Amor” as one of his Top 20 songs of 2018. Or the folks who named her one of NPR’s Top 10 Artists in the same year. The beautiful, singual voice, and how she uses it, gets inside you. (If you don’t already know it, listen to her St. Lost video below.)
She sings in English (she grew up here), Spanish (she studied and taught herself) and Sicilian (from mama’s milk.) She plays the bass, which she has learned from childhood before completing her professional studies at the Berklee College of Music. She comes from a musical family – her Uncle Tony Saputo – for whom she was named - was a musician in Reba McEntire’s band.
Her sense of her material is exquisite, from chilling to exuberant fun.
Having worked with Grammy Award-winning producer Javier Limon in Valencia, she landed a record deal with Empire. In more normal times, she tours all over the world.
We are very fortunate to have Tonina here and now for a live show, her Blue Strawberry debut.