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New York Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Concert
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Time: 8:00 pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)
This concert is funded, in part, by Friends of the Orpheum (FOTO).
Location: Orpheum Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street, Route 23A, Village of Tannersville (CLICK HERE for directions)
Professor Louie and the Cromatix
“an Americana template that is timeless rock, country, blues and New Orleans influenced originals.”
--The Village Voice
"possibly the best blues slide guitarist this side of the Mississippi”
--Long Island Voice
Bill Simms, Jr.
“reminiscent of Taj Mahal, Allen Toussant, and Albert King...”
The New York Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Concert promises
an exciting, star-studded lineup of recent inductees Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, Bill Sims, Jr., Michael Packer, and Sonny Rock. Awards going to Big Joe Fitz, slide guitar virtuoso Kerry Kearney and more great performers to be announced, with guitarist Greg Dayton opening. Linda Nicholls’ Greene Room Show Choir will join the Cromatix once again for a rousing taste of Gospel spirit. House band for the evening is Professor Louie and the Cromatix, the only full band ever inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. Bill Sims, Jr. recently received a well deserved Grammy nomination for the debut album of the Heritage Blues Orchestra. Kerry Kearney was voted "Best Guitarist of 1999!" by the LI Voice and “Bluesman of the Year 2004” by the Long Island Blues Society. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Long Island Sound Award (L.I.S.A.) from the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Kerry Kearney will be officially inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame on this evening. Big Joe Fitz is one of the leading personalities on the vibrant music scene in the Hudson Valley. Bill’s work will be honored with his induction into the Blues Hall of Fame at the Orpheum as well. Ambassador to the Blues Hall Of Fame Michael Packer is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, The Michael Packer Blues Band has received rave reviews in Living Blues, Blues Matters, Blues Revue magazines. WRIP’s Local Licks host, drummer and Blues Hall of Fame member Sonny Rock, has played drums behind countless premiere artists including Bryan Adams, members of The Who, Kiss, Aerosmith, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Jones, The Cult, Peter Frampton, Leslie West, Robin Trower, Pat Travers, and Heart. Sonny is a judge for the International Blues Challenge in Memphis and for the Hudson Valley Voice.
CLICK HERE to read an article about this concert from The Daily Mail