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SUNDAY

July 18, 2010

RAIN OR SHINE

 

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SUNDAY  JULY 18, 2010: MARINA STAGE AND RIVER STAGE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

STAGE ARTIST/BAND TIME
River Stage DOUG 'HARMONICA' MCLEAN 12:00 - 1:00pm
Marina Stage MAMBO LOCO 1:15 - 2:20pm
River Stage ROBERT ROSS BAND 2:25 - 3:15pm
Marina Stage LEX GREY & THE URBAN PIONEERS 3:20 - 4:10pm
River Stage THE ELECTRIX 4:15 - 5:05pm
Marina Stage LITTLE TOBY WALKER 5:10 - 6:10pm
River Stage HEATHER 'LIL MAMA' HARDY BAND 6:15 - 7:05pm
Marina Stage JP BLUES BAND 7:10 - 7:35pm
River Stage SEAN CHAMBERS BAND 7:40 - 9:00pm

 

 

SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2010: VAIL-LEAVITT MUSIC HALL STAGE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

ARTIST/BAND TIME
BOB WESTCOTT and MIKE DiGERONIMO 12:00 - 1:00pm
THE JOSEY WALES BAND 1:20 - 2:10pm
LITTLE TOBY WALKER 2:30 - 3:20pm
SATCHEL BOOGIE 3:40 - 4:30pm
LIL CLIFF & THE CLIFF HANGERS 4:50 - 5:40pm
THE VENDETTAS 6:00 - 6:50pm
TOMMY KEYS BAND 7:10 - 8:00

 

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SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2010 PERFORMER INFO


DOUG 'HARMONICA' MCLEAN
Doug “Harmonica” McLean is known to be one of the founding members of Long Island’s Blues Scene. Along with Sam Taylor and Little Buster, Doug has paved the way for a flourishing Blues Scene that is still going strong. Doug always surrounds himself with outstanding musicians and this lineup is no exception - Chuck Columbo on Guitar, AL “Levi” Levy on Bass, Mike Joos on Drums and Special Guest Donny Celenza on Guitar!

 


MAMBO LOCO
Formed in 2005, Mambo Loco is becoming synonymous with classic music of Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican origin. During the past several years Larry, Bill, Wayne and Alfredo have been bringing the best of "Old School" Latin music to the
Long Island, NY area.

Lead vocalist and conguero Larry Belford has been performing since he was a child growing up on New York's
Long Island. As an adult he has performed in or with many of the best Latin groups in NY including the Bad Street Boys, Charlie Rodriguez, Johnny Pacheco, Roberto Torres and Celia Cruz. His fiery drumming and vocals are the focal point
of the band.

Since joining the group full time in 2007, Alfredo Gonzalez, trombone, violin, percussion & vocals has added a
certain "Sabor Latino" that only a person of his native Puerto Rican heritage can convey. A truly "versatile"
musician in every sense of the word, he has performed with Orquesta Mulenze and Manny Oquendo y Conjunto
Libre.

Bill Smith, piano, melodica & vocals, brings to each performance a varied palate of musical styles. After obtaining his degree at Berklee College, he has over the years been a member or performed with the Skatilites, Monty Alexander, Dr.
 John and Bakithi Kumalo.

Wayne Burgess, bass & vocals, also a Berklee alumnus, anchors the group with many years of live performance
 experience. From coast to coast he has performed with Orquesta Opa Opa , Johnny Martinez Orquesta, The
 Drifters, The Coasters and Billy Ekstine.

www.mamboloco.com


ROBERT ROSS BAND
Robert Ross is an award winning singer, songwriter, guitarist, & harmonica player known for blues, jazz, soul, and blues rock. Ross' song "Sittin' In The Jailhouse" was recorded by Johnny Winter, and 2 other songs made it onto ABC's "All My Children". Ross recorded and worked with Big Joe Turner. Ross also worked with Lightnin' Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton, Brownie McGhee, Memphis Slim, Sunnyland Slim, Otis Rush, Dr. John, J.B. Hutto, Victoria Spivey, Louisiana Red, Eddie Kirkland, Floyd Jones, Homesick James, Bobby Lewis, Charles Ward (Ink Spots), Pinetop Perkins, Charles & Cyrille Neville, David "Honey Boy" Edwards, Curtis Steigers, Curtis Knight, Linda Hopkins, Bobby Lewis, Wilbert Harrison, & Champion Jack Dupree. Ross performs as a solo, duo, or with The Robert Ross Band. Ross won a NY Music Award for Best Blues Artist in 1989 and has been nominated 6 times over the years. Ross tours and has released 7 cds in his own name.
Shared the bill wIth: Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Albert Collins, Albert King, Freddie King, Gatemouth Brown, Willie Dixon, Rick Danko & Richard Manual (The Band), Roomful of Blues, Dickie Betts (Allman Brothers), Rick Derringer, Leon Russell, Bo Diddley, Ron Wood, Papa John Creach, James Cotton, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Guy Clark (The Byrds), Ronnie Earl, Lonnie Mack, John Hammond, Johnny Copeland, Jethro Tull, Fiddler On The Roof, Laverne Baker, Clifton Chenier, Son Seals, Spencer Davis, Duke Robillard, Lonnie Brooks, A.C. Reed, Rory Block, Paul Oscher, Bobby Radcliffe, Lazy Lester, Bobby Rush, Eddy Clearwater, Roscoe Gordon, Mose Allison, Jorma Kaukonen, Aretha Franklin, & John Lennon.
Quotes:
"Okay, pay attention: Robert Ross is the real thing … " Jennifer Shields, Musicians' Exchange
"He's so fast, lightning would have to get on roller skates to catch him." Albert King, reported by Hank Reineke, East Coast Rocker
"Robert Ross is a blues icon. One of the great blues spirits."
Bob Fass, Radio Un-Nameable, WBAI-FM, NYC

LEX GREY & THE URBAN PIONEERS
Lex Grey has mesmerized New York's die-hard music lovers since she thundered on the scene like Mae West on a Harley. Rapidly rising to the status of cult rock diva, her repertoire blends the tortured soul of the blues with bawdy burlesque and Brooklyn attitude. A highlight in New York area clubs and festivals, Lex Grey and The Urban Pioneers have cultivated a gritty sophistication uniting unusual instrumentations, traditional blues and hard hitting classic rock. Born of an impromptu acoustic jam in the back of a Williamsburg (Brooklyn) bar, The Urban Pioneers have expanded to include Leo Binetti(bass), Steve Sclafani. (drums), and Victor Deyglio (guitars), Walter Tates on Sax and Steven Charles Cecil on keyboards.

On stage The Urban Pioneers explode with energy and passion creating a musical and visual patchwork of wild rock concert, bar room blues, vaudeville theater and after-hours jazz jam. Fronted by sultry Lex in her sequined gown, torn fishnet stockings and well-worn motorcycle boots, the band's eclectic earthiness draws in and embraces people of every taste and background. I'm not conscious of trends- I don't believe you have to fit into a mold." Lex says. "We just stay true to our instincts and influences and it seems people can identify with this honesty. Regardless of culture, regardless of trends, if it comes from the heart, it's both timely and timeless."

'They will leave your head in the clouds and your ass on the barroom floor'
Village Voice

www.lexgreymusic.com
 


THE ELECTRIX

The Electrix is a group of seasoned musicians, each with a lifetime

of diverse experience in the music field. The Electrix have been performing since 1995 and are recognized as one of the leading jam bands currently performing classic rock of the Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers, other related genres of music,and original compositions The Electrix weave in and out of intense jams with an incredible amount of enthusiasm and feeling, adding their own interpretation and style.

The Electrix have had the opportunity to share the stage and perform together with such notables as the late fiddle player Vassar Clements {Old & in the Way}, pedal steel guitarist Buddy Cage {The New Riders of the Purple Sage}, drummer Levon Helm {The Band} and guitarist/vocalist Michael Falzarano {Hot Tuna}.

The Electrix have also opened for The David Nelson Band, Commander Cody, The Robbie Krieger Band, and have been involved in shows with Jorma Kaukonen, Peter Rowan, David Gans and the late Dick Latvala. The Electrix are playing in a wide variety of venues and festivals all over the Long Island and NYC areas.

The Electrix also perform as The Acoustix,an acoustic trio version of the band.
 

The musicians are…

Jim Fleming - Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle & Vocals

Ray Kairys - Electric & Acoustic Bass Guitar

Andy Earl - Electric & Acoustic Guitar & Vocals

Danny Crisalli - Electric & Acoustic Guitar & Vocals

Jeff Naimoli - Drums, Percussion & Vocals

Mike Nicita - Drums & Percussion

Jeff Pearlman - Keys & Vocals

 

www.theelectrix.com
 


LITTLE TOBY WALKER

Toby Walker is a unique, accomplished fingerstyle guitar virtuoso. Toby is adept at blues, rags, hot country picking, and

coaxes more out of a guitar than anyone can imagine, but the originality doesn't end there. He is also a skilled singer and

songwriter who draws inspiration from traditional and contemporary music. Toby takes that musical foundation and creates

something uniquely his own and has been eagerly received in various venues including concert halls, festivals and coffeehouses

throughout the U.S., England and Europe.Toby’s passion for blues, rag, folk, and other traditional American music drove

him to leave an apartment crammed full of recordings, books and instruments for the Mississippi Delta, Virginia and the

Carolinas where he tracked down some of the more obscure -but immensely talented - music makers of an earlier era. He

learned directly at the feet of Eugene Powell, James "Son" Thomas, Etta Baker, and R.L Burnside, among others. The talent,

passion, and soul of a Toby Walker performance reflects these travels. Whether it is telling the humorous and heartwarming

tales of other masters, talking about his inspirations, or astounding you with his mastery, his performances are a

feast for the senses. The audience is moved in ways that delight them long after the encores. You can catch a taste of these

stories on his Web site in the "Blues Travels" section. But make no mistake about it - he is to be experienced live. Those fortunate enough to attend one of his shows will vouch for that. The love Toby has for his craft pushes him to share his history and experience where he has performed in libraries and schools allowing others to share the sounds, sights, and emotions of his

unique abilities. His teaching credits include, among others, Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch in Ohio. In 2006, Carnegie Hall acknowledged his rare talents and hired him to augment and teach in their "American Roots" program aimed at honor

level middle school students. This one-of-a-kind series demonstrates the history of blues music and traditions, while teaching

the history of African Americans as they migrated from the south into the north. His mastery of the blues was recognized

in Memphis when he won the International Blues Challenge Award.There is no doubt that Toby Walker has found his life's

calling, and as a result everyone keeps calling for more Toby Walker.

 

www.littletobywalker.com

 

HEATHER 'LIL MAMA' HARDY BAND
Heather began studying the piano at the age of six and picked up the violin at nine. In 1983 she auditioned for the Manhattan School of Music as a double major on piano and violin and was accepted on both, but was required to choose only one. She began as a piano major under Zenon Fishbein and after one year realized that though piano was her great love, she was more driven on the violin. Heather returned the following year as a violin major under Raphael Bronstein.

While at school she began to play in the subway to make money while collaborating with different blues and rock musicians. This was the turning point at which she began to explore improvisation on the violin. In 1986 she studied with Julius Lyonn Lieberman, author of The Improvising Violin and also joined the False Prophets, a well-known punk rock band on Alternative Tentacles Records.

In 1989 she moved to Tucson and soon after joined the Sam Taylor Blues Band. Sam has had a major influence on Heather's career as a mentor and friend and they continue to perform together. In 1996 she released her first solo recording, Violins, to critical acclaim on Trope Records. In 1997 Heather moved to New York where she started her own band, Lil Mama and in 2000 she released her second album, I Believe.

Heather is a member of The American Roots Orchestra, Tim Beattie's Big Dog Marble and The Amazing Incredibles. She freelances throughout the New York area where she is much sought after as a musician and vocalist with an original style that shows the influences of Claude Williams, Gatemouth Brown, Papa John Creach, and Jimi Hendrix.

HEATHER HARDY SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY WITH OTHERS

Sam Taylor - Blue Tears (2003) Vocals, Electric Violin
Sam Taylor -
Keep The Blues Alive Vocals, Electric Violin
Cristina Williams Band -
What Did I Do? (2002) Violin
Spook Handy
- Breakfast at Bill's (2001), violin
Marc Gartman & Casey Block - Each New Nostalgic Moment (2001), violin
Bela - Til Summer Ends (2000), violin
Josh Roy Brown - Can't Look Back (2000), violin and synthesizer violin
The Davenports - Speaking of the Davenports (2000), violin
Speed Dial - Kecam (2000), violin and vocals
Sam Taylor - I Came from the Dirt (1999), vocals and electric violin
Industrial Tepee - What Divine Engine (1998), violin
Doug MacLeod - You Can't Take My Blues (1996), fiddle
Lisa Otey - Blue Angel (1996), violin and electric violin
False Prophets - Invisible People (1990), violin, keyboards and vocals
LambBone - Am What I Am Heather Hardy - acoustic & electric violins

www.heatherlilmamahardy.com
 

 
JP BLUES BAND
JP started playing guitar at the age of 8 and by age 10 it was clear that something special was happening here. This "Something Special" was recognized by legendary bluesman Sam "Bluzman" Taylor. Sam took JP under his wing and began to school him on the blues, or what Sam use to call "SAMerizing" him. It was under Sam's watchful eye that JP began to flourish as a musician and a bluesman!

By age 11 JP progressed to the point where he was ready to play large festivals, and play he did! JP began playing throughout the country with Sam Bluzman Taylor, Phil Grande and MNB3 opening for such artists as Derek Trucks, Johnny Winter, Robben Ford, Joe Bonamassa, Cactus, among others.

In addition JP had the pleasure of sharing the stage with such legendary artists as Michael Falzarano (Hot Tuna), Chris Beard, Debbie Davies, Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship), Buddy Cage (New Riders), Caroline Aiken, Geoff Ackerson, Jon Paris, Kerry Kearney (Marty Balin), Phil Grande (Joe Cocker), Scott Holt (Buddy Guy) and so many more. JP was recently invited to perform with Vince Converse, Nathaniel Peterson and Dennis Innessibuw (Robert Plant) at the Rory Galleger Tribute show in New York City as well as being invited by the Georgia Music Hall of Fame to play with Caroline Aiken and Three 5 Human at the Hard Rock Cafe in Atlanta Georgia.

Now, With all this experience under his belt JP decided it was time to take the music to a new place! Together with industry veteran Drummer Pat Adkins (Gary U.S. Bonds, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, BB King) and an amazing young bassist John Young, JP began to lay the foundation for the JP Blues band.

The first project was to compete in the Long Island Blues Society Blues Challenge. The JP Blues band took the competition hands down and earned the right to represent Long Island in the Blues Foundations "International Blues Challenge" in Memphis Tennessee. While in Memphis JP and the JP Blues Band gained the respect and admiration of not only artist they competed against such artists as Ruf Recording artist "Oli Brown", but also past IBC 2006 winners "The Homemade Jamz Band".

It was clear with JP's searing, soulful blues guitar backed by the solid rhythm section of Bassist John Young and Veteran touring/session drummer Pat Adkins the JP Blues Band combined a unique mixture of a hard rocking edge and gut tearing blues that gives hope to the rebirth of passion and soul in the music!

www.jpblues.com
 


SEAN CHAMBERS BAND
"Chambers plays his strat with dirty ferocity, evoking shades of Johnny Winter and Freddie King in the process! "
-Guitar Magazine

"Chambers' brand of blues is a no-frills blend of Chicago, Texas, and Delta styles, played with an understated
sense of ferocity. Sean came to wail, and he does so with a transparent sense of devotion and scholarship to
the music he plays so well."

-Mark Uricheck, LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE

"Guitarist" magazine named Chambers as one of the Top 50 Blues Guitarists of the Last Century, and with sets
such as "Ten Til Midnight," it's easy to see why!"

-Sheryl and Don Crow, Nashville Blues Society

Blues guitarist and singer Sean Chambers’ latest CD, Ten Til Midnight, on Blue Heat Records and nationally distributed by Burnside Distribution, is the third CD from the Tampa-based artist. It showcases the powerful blues guitar style which has earned him critical plaudits from a host of magazines, radio stations and blues societies around the world. Just a few weeks after it's release on October 20, 2009, Ten Til Midnight reached #24 on The Living Blues Radio Chart. If you like your blues blazin hot, this trio will definitely light your fire!

The Sean Chambers Band has played with the following artists:
BB King-Buddy Guy-Johnny Winter-Greg Allman-Robin Trower-Double Trouble-Otis Rush-Hubert Sumlin-James Cotton-Govt Mule-Ike Turner-Koko Taylor-Kim Simmons-Tab Benoit-Jimmy Thackery-Jeff Healey-Derek Trucks-Pinetop Perkins-Magic Slim-Bo Diddley and more...

www.seanchambers.com
 

BOB WESTCOTT and MIKE DiGERONIMO

Guitarist Bob Westcott is no stranger to Long Island audiences. His career began as a teenager playing guitar in the streets and baskethouses of Greenwich Village, and, more auspiciously, as one of the very first members of the Wes Houston Band. During his early '20s, Bob lived in California, England and the Midwest before settling on Long Island in the '70s. This Long Island Music Award nominee has shared the stage with John Hammond, Richie Havens, Tom Paxton, Merle Haggard and many others. Bob's CD 'Rollin' Along' is a top pick among independent acoustic music recordings. His ''Annual Holiday Revue'' is a perennially favorite event of Long Island audiences, and he is much in demand as a session player, showcasing his breathtaking skill as a fingerpicker. Most recently, he has morphed into 'Pops', the arthritic and acerbic guitar god of those good-time blue-haired bluesrockers, The Defibrillators.

Drummer Mike DiGeronimo is a native Long Islander. A tireless jammer and ardent supporter of the Long Island blues scene, Mike has played behind most of the musicians of the Long Island community at one time or another. Mike has backed up such notables as Kerry Keaney, Kane Daily, and guitarist Little Toby Walker. He also has recording credits with Little Toby. Mike is an accomplished drummer and percussionist, but he prefers the straightforward simplicity of snare and brushes which is the signature sound of a rockabilly backbeat.

Contact Bob at 631.473.7193 or bobwestcott@optonline.net

 

 


THE JOSEY WALES BAND
Jim Kolman has played guitar since the age of 12.  His musical travels have taken him to virtually every state in the lower 48 with numerous production companies and show bands opening the stage for notables including Joe Walsh, Maria Muldar, and Juice Newton.  

Since returning to Long Island, Jim runs a weekly blues jam for all players that love the blues and is a sideman for many notable local blues performers.  As a group, his band has played the New York area for over a decade.
 
With a collection of blues and jazz and rock influenced tunes that are not overdone combined with a engaging stage precense, the group warms any venue with a good time atmoshpere.
 
The bands positive personalities and fresh approach to the music they love has attracted notable sidemen for special performances.

LIL CLIFF & THE CLIFF HANGERS

www.lilcliff.com
 


SATCHEL BOOGIE

Back in his home state of Arkansas, Steven Meadors fronted the band "Satchel Boogie." When his professional career took him to Long Island he found Brzoza at an open mic night and before long John and his band were backing Meadors in an all- new version of Satchel Boogie.
 

www.myspace.com/stevenmeadorsmusic

 

THE VENDETTAS

The Vendettas were formed by Jay "Bone" Janoski six years ago to fill the need for a Rockabilly
and Roots Rock and Roll band on the East End of Long Island. Joined by Dave "The Chin" Doscher on bass and "Teenage "Lenny Brentson on drums and vocals, The Vendettas have gone through line-up changes and even instrument switches to become the band you hear today. They have steadily built their fan base, while paying homage to their heros: Elvis, Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran, and the like. The band is thrilled to be returning to the Riverhead Blues Festival!

www.thevendettas.net
 


TOMMY KEYS BAND

Tommy Keys, international boogie and blues man, has a winning combination -barrelhouse boogie & blues piano with moody, soulful vocals. His individual style encompasses elements of New Orleans Blues, Funk, Boogie and Jazz.

Tommy has been successfully entertaining at clubs and festivals on both National and International levels and has recently returned from performances in Clarksdale Mississippi and Memphis Tennessee.
 

In addition to being an International Blues Challenge (IBC) Finalist, Tommy has played the Burghausen Jazz Festival in Germany, The Riverhead Blues Festival, and The Soul of the Blues Festival in NYC. He has opened for such greats as Watermelon Slim &

The Workers, Bryan Lee, Studebaker John, The Kinsey Report, Big Bill Morganfield, and Smokin' Joe Kubek.
 

His first 2 CD’s, “2 Left Hands” and “Side Street Boogie” received great reviews as well as getting International airplay. His New CD, titled "The Man in the Moon" is getting rave national reviews and has been chosen as a “pick to click” on Sirius XM Radio

“Bluesville” for well over 4wks. Look for Tommy in the 2010 festival season at venues both locally and around the country.

 

www.tommykeys.com

 

 


HELPFUL INFO REGARDING THIS YEARS NOTICES & RESTRICTIONS:

RAIN OR SHINE!

PLEASE NOTE THIS YEAR'S COOLER RESTRICTIONS:

Personal, hand held coolers only - (no carts/wheels) 1 per family

PLEASE NOTE THIS YEAR'S UMBRELLA POLICY: All umbrellas must be used in the designated umbrella section.

OTHER HELPFUL INFO:

Folding Chairs ARE permitted.

No Dogs Allowed.

 

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