See The Symbols at Uncle Bo's Blues Bar April 6th, 2018.
The Symbols are a female fronted blues/funk/rock trio from Fort Collins, Colorado, formed in 2010 by guitarist Jasco (Blinddog Smokin') and vocalist/songwriter/bassist Mer Sal. They write their own music, in addition to re-stylizing popular cover tunes to be different styles than they were intended originally. Their unique sound, charisma, and songs are winning hearts through theaters and festivals across the country.
The Symbols formed in a melting pot of blues-rock, urban funk, Motown roots, and soul revival, performing across the West with many cool players in the Blues/Funk/Rock genre.
The Symbols perform 150 dates a year, across Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, California, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.
The Symbols received the 2017 Holley Award for "Best Arranger" by the Colorado Blues Society (CBS). In addition, The Symbols represented the Mile High Blues Society (MHBS) in Memphis, TN in January of 2018 for the International Blues Challenge (IBC), making it to the semi-finals.
The Symbols have shared the stage with many of the national blues scene; from Miss Blues to Trampled Underfoot to Southern Avenue Band to Jason Ricci and the Bad Kind.
While staying in the realm of modern female blues acts, The Symbols try to bring their own definitions to what may be considered the blues. The Symbols' sound is also reminiscent of a range of millennial influences like Jeff Beck Group, Sheryl Crow, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Amy Winehouse, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.