Lady Dottie and the Diamonds

Lady Dottie and the Diamonds

Genres: Blues


A staple in San Diego for more than a decade featuring some of the most talented musicians around, Lady Dottie and the Diamonds are the regions premier blues act. It’s a boogie-woogie dance party that goes all night. 

The band leader, Lady Dottie, is a soulful woman in her early 60s named Dorothy Mae Whitsett. Singing everywhere from the kitchen to the pulpit, she was raised in a family of 14 and performed in a gospel choir. “It was hard coming up, but I’m still here and feeling good, too” Whitsett admits. “Days of hunger made me stronger!” An Alabama-bred fireball, Dottie’s curvier than Lombard and got more gumption than a pack of wolves. She’s a tambourine-toting, hip gyrating powerhouse with a sultry voice that will leave you trembling. 

“I feel privileged to turn a new generation onto the blues” Whitsett says. “We have to realize that people are meant to come together, and nothing does that like music.” 

Triple Door

216 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101
Tickets 206.838.4333