Doors, Bar & Restaurant open at 5:30. Music at 8:00. No Cover. Donations encouraged.
Saturday December 28 7pm
Chris O'Leary Band - Opener: Robert Hill & Joanne Lediger Duo
Chris O Leary Band's current release - "7 Minutes Late" - is fully loaded with 12 new original fractured tales of hope and despair. O'Leary s exceptionally impressive songwriting, impassioned singing and harp work are on full display on this release. Chris will be on tour throughout the US and Europe, with his incendiary collection of well-seasoned players.
Chris O'Leary/Lead Singer/Harp, Chris Vitarello/Guitar, Matt Raymond/Bass, Andy Stahl/Tenor Sax, Chris DiFrancesco/Baritone Sax and Jason Devlin/Drums.
The Chris O'Leary Band's music is rooted in the blues and steeped in the tradition of Memphis, Chicago and New Orleans with shades of New Orleans, rockabilly and big, high-energy sound. Levon Helm can be heard in Chris's early sessions, and sitting in with regular gigs. Soon, Levon asked Chris to join the house band at his new club in New Orleans. Chris’s band relocated and became the focal point of Levon Helm's Barn Burners, backing up touring stars and opening for New Orleans' finest players.
Awards include Blues Blast Best New Artist Debut winner and BMA nominee.
Opener: Robert Hill & Joanne Lediger Duo
Firmly rooted in the Blues, Hill & Lediger branch out into Americana and Roots. Hill’s stellar slide work, coupled with the explosive vocals of Joanne Lediger, (Reverend Jefferson, McMule, Stir Fried), make for a potent and entertaining duo.
Joanne Lediger’s wide range of musical taste has given her a tremendous scope of vocal expressions. Joanne has performed with Dr. John, Joe Cocker, Cornell Dupree, Jorma Kaukonen, and recorded with Derek Trucks, among others.
Award-winning artist, Robert Hill, has been recognized, not only for his slide guitar work, but for his songwriting, winning in numerous competitions. Hill's latest release is a collection of slide guitar instrumentals entitled, "Have Slide Will Travel". He has shared the stage with Chris Smither, Levon Helm, John McEuen, Kim Simmonds, Rick Danko, Tony Trischka, Rory Block, Debbie Davies, and numerous others.
"Hill's “Slide On Rye”, makes us want to slam down some moonshine and start a ballroom blitz... intense and relentless..." - Guitar Player Magazine