Sheila Wilcoxson

Sheila Wilcoxson started her musical career at the age of twelve in Detroit, Michigan. like many of the great singers of our time Sheila began siging in the gospel church. She then moved on to school choirs. She moved toPortland, Oregon in 1978 and formed a 12 piece rhythm & blues band called “Sheila and the Boogiemen.” This band was thought by many to be one of the best bands in the Northwest during the early eighties. Sheila created both the musical directions of the band and it’s image, as well as hiring some of the areas top players like Sam & Dave, Queen Ida, and Robert Cray. She took top honors in the 1983-84 Willamette Week’s People’s Choice Awards over the likes of Robert Cray. She has been nominated seven times for “Best Vocalist” and “Best Female Vocalist” in the Cascade Blues Associations annual Muddy Awards. Her sweet soulful voice and four-octave range have won her high praise from musical legends like John Lee Hooker, Katie Webster, John Hammond, Robert Cray, Sapphire, Koko Taylor and a host of others.

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