2024-07-16 12:16 PM

Brushes With Blues Royalty Rub Off on Ponton King

For Vienna-based blues musician Cathy Ponton King, music runs in her blood. Growing up in an Irish-American household in Hyattsville, Md., singing was just part of the tradition. Her grandmother Margaret Coakley, who established the Irish American Club of Washington, would hold house parties where members would take turns singing songs.