Northeast Blues Guitar Summit
Black-Eyed Sally’s is SUPER EXCITED about the return of the immensely popular “NORTHEAST BLUES GUITAR SUMMIT”! Fans of World Class Blues Guitar Playing, Sizzling Live Electric Blues and Outstanding Live Musical Entertainment will be in for a rare treat as we bring in yet another “Off The Charts” display by FOUR World Class, highly respected Blues Guitarists/Vocalists backed by a stellar New England Rhythm section!!
Get ready for a real Texas Blues treat! In 1983, Masterful Texas Blues Guitarist and soulful vocalist/harmonica player, Brian Calway aka Hash Brown had immersed himself in that state’s vibrant music scene, becoming an integral part of the bands of ZuZu Bollin, U.P. Wilson, Robert Ealey, Willie Willis, Big Al Dupree and Henry Qualls. Hash Brown has toured the US and Europe many times and has appeared on no less than 50 recordings! Hash is also a core teacher of Guitar and harmonica in the Mississippi Blues Jam camps in Clarksdale, MS and has recorded with a who’s who of star- studded Blues musicians including Duke Robillard, Barbara Lynn, Bobby Rush, Sam Myers, and others.
RICKY KING RUSSELL
Smokin’ Hot Entertainer! Boston’s Blues Guitar King, Ricky King Russell is one of Blues most seasoned performers and one of a handful of today’s Cream of The Crop Blues Guitar Slingers! Taking his cue from the Blues masters, Ricky plays with passion and style. His 4 CDs are radio favorites and featured on Dan Akroyd’s House of Blues Radio. Described as “Volcanic” by the Boston Globe, Ricky always delivers from the heart, appearing with such notables as David “Honey Boy” Edwards, John Lee Hooker, Eddie Clearwater, Mighty Sam McClain, Ronnie Earl, Jerry Portnoy, Duke Robillard, Kim Wilson, Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton (Double Trouble), Susan Tedeschi, Roomful of Blues, James Montgomery, Sugar Ray Norcia, Debbie Davies, Steve Miller and many others. He was a featured artist at the original House of Blues in Cambridge, MA and Harvard University has bestowed upon him an honorary “Doctorate of the Blues”.
Jaw Dropping Soulful n Sizzlin’! New England based Jazz Blues guitarist Mike DiBari made his recording debut in 1997 on Palomino Records and has released several successive recordings in addition to performing smoking live performances wherever he performs! Inspired by BB King, Freddie King and other masters of Blues and Jazz! DiBari began his studies at the Manhattan School of Music (NYC), studying classical guitar and in1994 he earned a bachelor’s degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Upon the completion of his studies at Berklee, Mike formed the Palomino Records label and released his debut album, Jumpin’ the Blues, showcasing DiBari’s grasp of Jump blues and Swing, garnering positive press in the process. His next two albums, Rotary Ahead and Music of the Spheres feature the Mike DiBari Trio and showcased his vast range of his composition skills. Btw, if you are in the market for a well-built guitar, famed Canadian Guitar makers, Cithara Guitars (Hamilton , Ontario, CA) sells the “Mike DiBari” Guitar, hand built for jazz enthusiasts world-wide!
Blow the Roof Off! Blistering! Last but certainly not least, fans of Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan will absolutely love Ryan “Continental Kid” Newman! Ryan is truly one of the finest young Blues/Rock Guitarists to come along in a very very long time! Ryan’s been amazing fans since he was an 11 yr. old Guitar prodigy, garnering attention from the likes of John Mayall and Johnny Winter sidemen “Bobby T” Torello and Scott Spray. Ryan Newman is quickly becoming one of the world’s most promising up n coming Blues and BluesRock Guitarists and can be heard on his debut solo record recorded at Fever Barn Records recently as well as records by his band “Righteous Continental” and “Justin Chan & The Vices”. Ryan can also be seen playing throughout New England with Connecticut’s Blues favorites, “The Incredible Amplifires” fronted by Blues Harp master, “Dave Robbins”. Ryan will quickly be making new fans within the first 2 minutes of hearing what this Guitar prodigy can do with six strings and some wood!