(Falmouth, Massachusetts): Michelle “Evil Gal” Willson and her fabulous blues band, perform Sunday, July 24th at 4:00 PM, under the tent at Highfield Hall & Gardens, co-sponsored by Falmouth Jazz. Michelle is a force of nature—an emotional ball of talent that inspires with her original songs and takes you on a journey through “the lost music” of vintage soul and R&B. Known for her strong, distinctive voice and deep knowledge of the blues, Ms. Willson has been singing the blues around Boston for over 40 years. Like many blues and gospel artists, she grew up learning to sing in church. The Boston native had early career success, winning a battle of the blues band’s competition in Boston, and ultimately earning a spot in the national blues finals in Memphis. Her career took off when she put together a tribute show to the music of Dinah Washington, Etta James, and Ruth Brown, three iconic vocalists who created music that told women’s stories with wit and humor. Ms. Willson adopted the stage name “Evil Gal”, a reference to the song “Evil Gal Blues” made famous by Dinah Washington and Aretha Franklin. What started as one set became five Evil Gal albums, performances in 16 countries, and appearances on many other recordings, including the title track of the 2016 Handy Award nominated Fifty Shades of Blue on Delta Groove. She also hosts Morning Vibe, a daily jazz radio show on WICN public radio in Worcester. Michelle’s amazing voice, and intense, engaging style, is backed up by her talented and tight backup band made up of Boston blues musicians who have performed with Ms. Willson for decades. This is sure to be a unique and unforgettable show! $40 members/$50 non-members Registration required visit www.highfieldhallandgardens.org *NEW GALLERY HOURS beginning April 18, 2022 Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm Saturday, Sunday 10 am – 2 pm Monday, closed Grounds open daily, year-round from dawn to dusk. About Highfield Hall & Gardens The house is a rare surviving example of transitional Stick Style architecture, containing beautiful gardens located in the heart of Falmouth, Massachusetts. It is a unique combination of a historic house, expansive gardens and trails, and a vibrant cultural center. Built in 1878 as the summer home for Boston's Beebe family, the house sits on 5.5 pristine acres surrounded by nearly 400 acres of conservation land and public walking trails. Highfield Hall & Gardens is not your typical historic estate. It is an example of a historic building saved by grassroots community organizing. An effort of tenacity and vision that continues as new research on the structure and its story of the people who lived here add to the building's significance. It offers world-class music, international art exhibitions, culinary classes, family programs, and year- round special events. For more information, visit www.highfieldhallandgardens.org.