NOLA BLUE, INC. was established in 2014 with blues legend Benny Turner as its first client. Recognizing the need for Benny's story to be told and music to be heard, work began across three major areas: worldwide distribution of his music, active marketing of him as a world-class performer and collection of photographs and interviews for his autobiography.
Four years and three critically-acclaimed releases later, Benny has received the Jus' Blues Foundation Little Milton Lifetime Bluesman Award and was inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame in October, 2017. In July, 2017, "Survivor-The Benny Turner Story" was published and is available in hardcover and eBook formats.
Nola Blue Records will begin expanding its artist roster in 2018, as well as providing artist management consulting services and social media marketing services.
Nola Blue, Inc. is owned and operated by Sallie Bengtson, a music aficionado with a heart full of blues. Sallie has a degree in Business Administration and Management from Albright College and more than twenty years of business experience in various administrative, management and ownership roles. The opportunity to combine her business skills with her enthusiasm and passion for music is a dream come true, and shines through in all of her efforts.