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Friday, February 19, 2016

Altadena Public Library Continues Second Saturday Series with Petrella in the Main Library

Saturday, March 12th at 6:30 p.m. in the Reading Court of the Main library, the Altadena Library District will continue its Second Saturday Series with the singer/songwriter Petrella, and her band ‘Mixed Influence’.

Imagine Tina Turner singing Country Music. Now, imagine a voice that goes beyond this by blending, soul, blues, country and R&B into a fresh, intuitive and well-written style of music…that is Petrella. With more than 25 years as a singer/songwriter and recording artist, Petrella’s style melds hints of Aretha Franklin, Patsy Cline, Macy Gray and – yes – Tina Turner into a beautiful, versatile sound all her own. Petrella, The First Lady of Country Soul, brings her blend of R&B, Blues, and Country with a Rock edge to the Altadena Public Library for their Second Saturday Music Series.

Discovered in California, this inventive new sound landed Petrella on the Cover of Cash Box magazine and produced 5 singles that landed in the top 100 on the Country Music Charts, with a Glen Frey penned song ”I Found Somebody” remaining on the charts for 14 weeks. In addition, a single from her “100 Proof Woman” CD climbed to Number 14 on the Billboard Hot Country Single Sales Chart.

Petrella has performed on the Ernest Tubbs Midnight Jamboree Radio Show (Nashville, TN) and has opened for Gladys Knight (Bill Pickett Black Cowboy Rodeo, Pomona, CA). With 7 nationally distributed CD’s Petrella has made history as the first African-American female country singer on the cover of Cashbox Magazine (1993) as well as featured in “Liner Notes”, Indiana University’s Archives of African American Music and Culture publication (2012).

Decadent desserts will be available from Sweeter than Honey, The Altadena Ale & Wine House will be pouring from its excellent selection of craft ale & fine wines, and El Patron will be serving up dishes hot off the grill.

The Altadena Library is located at 600 East Mariposa Street, Altadena. For more information please call (626) 798-0833. For a schedule of events, visit the library on the web at



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