Polly O’Keary, award-winning and world-touring bass player, vocalist and songwriter, is back in the northwest with a brand new band, Polly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method. She has had a long career in blues, and brings 25 years of experience to the stage.
She began playing music in bars in Mexico at 16, and after a early rock career that included a record deal and a large following, she fell in love with blues at 28. She put together a band that quickly caught the attention of Pacific Northwest blues fans, playing top venues and festivals and winning many awards.
She was first named Washington Blues Society Female Vocalist of the Year in 2004, and has won it twice more since then, as well as many other awards and nominations.
Her first and second albums were well-reviewed, and the second was named Album of the Year by the WBS, and Polly was named Songwriter of the Year. But when Polly and her drummer and partner Tommy Cook got a chance to take rhythm section duties for northwest legend Too Slim and the Taildraggers, the two toured internationally, covering a great deal of the United States and Canada, as well as Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
After four years Polly O’Keary has once again formed her own trio, Polly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method, and is back bringing catchy songwriting, her scorching vocals and riotous bass to stages in the United States and Canada.