Photo Gallery/Review: Lionel Young Cleans Up at Sticky Lips
It’s not often that an artist gets to return home, and when they do it is always special for them aas well as the community they left to pursue their dreams.
We here in Rochester, NY were treated to the return of the native when Lionel and band played Sticky Lips BBQ & Juke Joint. A super venue for seeing live music putting us right in the pit with the band it soon became obvious to al of us that it was more a living room that a juke joint.
Lionel showcased his exceptional fiddle playing as well as his superb feel for the slide guitar (not to mention his stage presence and humor). Along with his band of outstanding musicians, Andre Mali (trumpet), Dexter Payne (Sax, Clarinet, Harp), Jay Forrest (drums, vocals) and Kimet Stone (bass) he was joined by Rochester guitarist Chet Cattalo for impromptu jamming and it was like they played together for years!
Support the artists – go see live music – but their CD’s directly from them, and spread the word. If you don’t who will and all we will be left with is corporate music for the masses……
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The Blues is alive and well, and yes, thriving. First part of some of the International artists on the January 2012 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise. This one features Schroter & Breitfelder (Germany) and Philpp Fankhauser (Switzerland).
Ms. Fish and her band Go Go Ray (drums) & Paul Greenlease (bass) tore thru Western NY State as part of their East Coast Tour. Do see them if you can !Special thanks to Martin Goettsch for snapping some stills at Syracuse show !
Day 2, great venue, super bands, great variety of music - like back in the day !Featuring Jonny Lang, JJ Grey & Mofro, Shemekia Copeland, Philipp Fankhauser, Michael Williams Band, Lydia Pense & Cold Blood, and Albert Cummings.
Wonderful venue, beautiful sunny day. Featuring Tedeschi/Trucks, Janiva Magness, Ruthie Foster, Big Head Todd, Honey Island Swamp Band, Michael Burks Tribute (Bernard Allison & Lurrie Bell), and Chesapeake Bay Blues Band.
July 13, 14, 15, 2012
Great setting in downtown Syracuse, NY featured bands here are Anders Osborne w/Johnny Sansone, Monkey Junk, Matt Schofield, Bill Thompson, throw in some friends and it's a whoop-de-doo!
Friday August 17th marks the 20th anniversary of the best one day festival in the land.
Blues peeps from near and far have gathered to celebrate some superb blues music in Norwich, NY.
If ya got the time come on out and see what the best kept secret fetival is all about.
For our anniversary we jutted up to Toronto to see Raoul Bhaneja, Steve Marriner and special guest Billy Boy Arnold at Hugh's Room.
A great tribute with fine music and good times - everyone enjoyed it!
The US Debut of Linda Valori, who unfortunately got the good ol' American Flu and had to cancel after one show. Yet from bad comes good as we were treated to the amazing Sax Gordon, plus Luca Giordano and the killer band. Thanks to Rosa's Lounge and Mr. Tony for the opportunity.
There is not much to say, Michael was taken from us far too early in life.
He was a gentle, sweet man, and a stunning musician.
On the January LRBC there will be a tribute wall of photos from fans these are some of Blues411's contributions to it.
Bless you brother, and thank you.