She is dedicated and driven to continue to spread the Gospel of Rock ‘N Roll across the land, infecting the whole world with that “feel good feeling”, hither and yon, to play for all her pals before heading back out west to join Fishbone and management team in L.A. So keep your eyes peeled for Sista Otis to pop up in your town. It may be FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!
*Sista Otis has shared the bill with such artist as Blues Traveler, Michael Franti, Zac Brown Band, Rusted Root, Kenny Olson, Bitch and Animal, Wilco, The Black Crows, Dr. John, Ben Harper, Stevie Wonder, Fishbone, R.E.M., Drive By Truckers, Sinead O’ Connor, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The machine, Plain White T’s, Kings of Leon.
*Sista Otis has a record with air play in 12 different countries and coast to coast on college and public radio in the states. She has sold over 10,000 records on her own label, Wholly Roller Records.
*She was honored as one of the top 10 Indie artist to see live in the United States by, Advocate Magazine and is the highest nominated artist in DMA history.
*Sista Otis is a one woman musical revolution focused on love, community and spirituality that’ll make you feel so good, you’ll want to put your hands up and shout!
QUOTES FROM THE CRITICS
“She has enough girl power to fuel a fire and enough soul to make James Brown proud.”
- Rachel May, Detroit News
“Her name and Detroit Pedigree set some big expectations. Happily, Sista Otis manages to over deliver. Sista serves up Janis Joplin-inspired 1960s Rock mingled with flavors of funk, soul, and urban folk in socially conscious songs.”
-Mark Davis, The Advocate
“A maverick artist packing rooms across the Midwest, exalted by critics”
-BRIAN MCCOLLUM, Detroit Free Press
“Getting an audience out of their chairs is easy to Otis.”
-Tim Brouk, Lafayette Journal and Courier
Also hailing from the Midwest, Detroit to be exact, is Sista Otis with the feverish fervor of a faith healer. Otis rolls through a series of songs that sound as if she were baptized in funk, modern rock and the blues, Bringing the listener to the brink of testifying.
-Gregg Shapiro, Windy City Times
“Sista Otis has got to be one of the best songwriters to hit Detroit in a very long time.”
-Aimee Spencer, Real Detroit
“One listen leaves little doubt that Otis is on her way out of the shadows of the gritty, “urban folk” genre she helped create and on her way into the mainstream. But that’s OK. Perhaps it’s the mainstream that needs this prophetess most of all.”
-Jason Michael, Between The Lines
“Worldwide Release holds the potential as the record that can break open the national scene for Sista Otis. And it’s a great album, full of the variety and depth that Otis is known for. Each song sounds fresh and different from each other, a feat not often accomplished by music groups either through fear or inexperience.”
-Lucie Bourgeau, The South End
The Sista Otis Sound
This sound was born in Detroit and raised in New Orleans. As the story goes, in a lil’ Jazz club in the Quarter after hours…a few drinks and clouds of reefer hangin’ in the air…Lady Blues was feeling the Soul from Motown, so she Hip-Hopped up on Motown’s lap to Rock ‘N Roll and got the Funk on. Meanwhile, Folk wondered in off the streets with crazy hair and dark shades and wrote the story down. On that night, Sista Otis was conceived.
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