LMF: Tuesday BluesJuly 3rd, 2012 at 10:39 am by Kyle Bloom under THRS Live Music
Well it’s the middle of the holiday mini-week. Some of you have taken the hint and extended the weekend to tomorrow while others, like me, are back to at work wishing we had those days off. It might even put you in the blues.
The blues are what I’m taking about today and the blues is what will be featured this week on Live Music Friday. The legendary saxophonist Eddie Shaw will be our guest along with the 757 All-Stars. Norfolk blues singer Jackie Scott started a project called Blues in the 757, which was created to bring awareness to the history of the blues in the Hampton Roads region. Jackie assembled a talent-rich pool of local artists and musicians that includes Bill Kelly, Bruce Gray, Henry M. Johnson, Hugh “Chuck” Williams, Tom Dixon, William “Dirty Red” Garrett, Ron Fetner, Bob Albergotti, William “Mobetter” Ledbetter, Rich Ridolfino, Philip Johnson, Mark Hopkins and Thomas Fisher to create a one-of-kind musical endeavor. Jackie invited her friend, Eddie Shaw, to come down to serve as musical director. Gathering in Norfolk’s Clay Garden Studio in February, Still Riding High was born. The CD is comprised of 12 fantastic blues tracks that features the best of the blues in HR along with that signature Chicago sounds of Mr. Shaw.
Following their performance on The Hampton Roads Show Friday, they will head down to The Jewish Mother Hilltop for the CD release party. Show starts at 9p and tickets are still available for just $10. Hit up jewishmother.com for more info.
That’s all for me today. Please have a fun and safe holiday and I’ll catch up with later this week.