The Red Jacket Jamboree, an old-time radio variety show
The Old-Time Radio Show that's Educational and Entertaining for the Entire Family! The Red Jacket Jamboree is America's NEW old-time radio variety show sharing stories, songs and history from Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula (Copper Country) Hosted by Lena Dorey, the show is performed/recorded in front of a live audience at the historic Calumet Theatre in downtown Calumet, Michigan. Two hourlong episodes are recorded per performance for later radio broadcast.
Join us for the recording of two great episodes "Copper Town (Red Jacket)to MoTown (Detroit) and "Even Women Get the Blues".
First we'll explore how the histories of these two cities are interwoven through storytelling and some of your favorite MoTown Tunes!
Then we'll celebrate the contributions of working women who immigrated to the Copper Country. We may be singing the Blues but this show is sure to lift your spirits!
Vocalist - Julie McIntosh
“Julie [and her band] Absolute Blue, made music that would have pleased a Chicago blues purist.”
Music journalist, Daniel Gewertz
Julie began her professional career in New York City in the 1980’s as lead vocalist with bands "The Shakes" and "Wreckless Abandon." She cut her teeth in rock-n-roll, adding a brief stint with Hip-hop sampling producer John Robie.
Julie moved through the musical genres of jazz, rock and pop until landing in the world of Rhythm and Blues. She performed with drummer Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, guitarist Billy Hector, and keyboardist, Tony Z and has opened for notable performers including: Buddy Guy, Son Seals, L’il Ed and The Blues Imperials, and Luther “Guitar” Jr. Johnson.
One of the highlights of her career was the release of “So Far, So Good” a gritty Blues album featuring Julie's deep resonate vocals accompanied by acclaimed blues and gospel trio- the Holmes Brothers.
When not making music, Julie works with and restores botanical plants at Harvard University’s Herbaria, Cambridge, MA and is a sought after lecturer on plant specimen preservation and restoration.