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Cherry on the road

Cherry with Morgan Freeman minutes after coming off stage at his Ground Zero Blues Club, Clarksdale, Mississippi

Cherry with legendary songwriter Dan Penn hanging out near Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Alabama

Cherry with Steve Cropper after opening up for him and The Animals

Cherry onstage performing at the Silverstone British Grand Prix

Cherry recording at Abbey Road Studios guesting on Bernie Marsden's new record

Cherry hanging out in Nashville before performing at Red Rooster's Writer Night

Cherry & the band recording their BBC Radio 2 session at Maida Vale

Cherry with Bernie Marsden & Paul Jones after performing at Paul's charity gig at Cranleigh Arts Centre

"Great voice Cherry Lee!" Imelda May


Cherry with Aled Jones after coming off stage at Proms in the Park

"Thanks for supporting me, great music..." Albert Lee

"Cherry got the blues, that's why I wrote her name on my hand!..." Seasick Steve

"Real great touring with you Miss Cherry, thank you so much..." Mud Morganfield (Muddy Waters Jnr)

"Cherry, you sure can howl girl!" Hanging with Howlin' Wolf's two daughters and niece after performing at Howlin' Wolf Festival in West Point, Mississippi

Backstage with the Walter Trout Band after supporting him on his UK tour

Cherry backstage at Kentish Town Forum after performing onstage with The Quireboys

Onstage with Brad Webb & Blind Mississippi Morris at BB King's on Beale St, Memphis

Onstage at the 2010 Howlin' Wolf Memorial Festival in West Point, Mississippi

Onstage at the 2010 Howlin' Wolf Memorial Festival in West Point, Mississippi, band from l-r Grammy-award winning Billy Earheart, David Parker, Kelvin Holly (Little Richard, Pegi Young), Mike Chain, Cherry & Keith Shaddix.

Cherry onstage with her US band at the 2011 Market Street Festival in Columbus, Mississippi.

Backstage with US blues legend Super Chikan at the 2011 Market Street Festival, Columbus Mississippi
 

A few weeks ago we announced that Cherry was to play one of the Sweet Sensations in the Vision Of Elvis production show touring theatres all over the country which included a flying visit over to Ontario, Canada where they performed in Bancroft's Ice Hockey Arena last weekend.

Says Cherry, "I'm loving this new opportunity that i've been given in this high energy show. Being an Elvis fan and of course being over to Memphis several times including trips to Graceland and Tupelo, Mississippi to Elvis's childhood home, really brings memories back of that wonderful place every time I hit the stage with the guys. The band are fantastic, three members of which I already knew and what's worked out as a lovely coincidence is I sing the Dan Penn/Spooner Oldham penned Sweet Inspiration in the show and I actually met Dan and hung out with him last year in Muscle Shoals, Alabama so it's an honour to sing his song!"

There's various dates throughout this year and the tour will carry on into 2018 too so take a look at the tour page if this sounds like your bag if you're an Elvis fan and simply a lover of that fantastic musical era. There are a handful of shows with Cherry's band this year but as Cherry takes time out to pursue other musical projects, it won't be until 2018 now that Cherry will concentrate on her music full time with a planned release and tour.

Take a look at the photo collage below from Cherry's recent trip out to Canada and as always you can get daily updates on her Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages.