Got Yer Summertime Blues
Here’s some much-anticipated news for local fans of the blues, and a good time in general. The Chenango Blues Festival has announced their lineup for their 26th annual extravaganza, slated for Friday the 17th and Saturday, the 18th of August at the fairgrounds in Norwich.
On Friday (which, by the way, is a free show) it’s New Orleans keyboardist, John “Papa” Gros, and an act to be announced, opening for acclaimed Chicago bluesman, Toronzo Cannon.
Among the talents performing in the tent are the Nate Gross Band, Brooklyn’s own Hubby Jenkins, the Prestage Brothers, A J Ghent (sacred steel) , and the incomparable Samantha Fish!
Wrapping up with the personification of a rockin’ blues, with a resume that extends from the 60’s Chicago blues scene (The Butterfield Blues Band, etc.) to Clapton, BB King, Buddy Guy and the (in)famous Filmore Blues Jams, to some of the most enjoyable, party blues being recorded today – it’s Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio!
Check out the web site at www.chenangobluesfest.org, grab your tickets, and no doubt, we’ll see you there.—For information about the Blue Light Central, including this week’s program, visit www.BlueLightCentral.com