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Boston’s Own ‘Queen Of The Blues’

Tony Lynn Washington and her guitarist Mike Williams. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Toni Lynn Washington is a 74-year-old blues singer whose career spans four decades. Washington moved to Boston when she was just 13, and eventually debuted with the Toni Lynn Washington Band in 1992. She’s a multiple W.C. Handy Award nominee, and has been called “Boston’s Queen of the Blues.”

If you’ve never heard her perform before, you’re in for a treat. Washington joined Radio Boston to talk about her career, including her latest release titled “It’s My Turn.”

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