"Then you discover the different forms of it — folk blues, straight up blues, R&B. There's Robert Johnson, the very folk-acoustic blues. There's something about that that I love and enjoy singing. I enjoy that it has a lilt," she said. "I have always been a person that likes a lot of different kinds of music."
Fortunately her band mates do, too.
"Just the other day we were practicing some crazy thing and one of the guys said, 'What would Otto say?' We do that sometimes, mostly when we're doing something he would hate."
These days, Blues Du Jour plays maybe a half-dozen dates a year.
"So it's a special occasion for us," Adams said.
Members are busy professionals and Broughton now lives in Clarksburg, where he practices dentistry.
"We love having him play. He'll drive down on a Tuesday for practice — that's a four-hour driving commitment," Adams said. Of course, in the early days, there were complications, too, as many members raised young families.
"One of the things that's really nice is in being together for more than 20 years, we enjoy each other's families. It's been fun watching everybody's families grow up. It is sort of a second family and a community of friends," she said.
Contact writer Monica Orosz at mon...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4830.