4TH ANNUAL Brooklyn BIG EYED BLUES Festival
(Published: September 25, 2009)
"Keepin' the Blues Alive in Brooklyn"
"Red Hot Blues"
"Classic Blues Women"
"Passing it On"
Check out What's Happenin' in Brooklyn!
Big Eyed Blues will have "The Brooklyn Players," Fred "Sticky Boy" Taylor, Melvin "Guitar" Williams, The Jimmy Hill AllStarz Band with vocalist Dottie Diva plus Beareather Reddy singing a Historical Tribute to the Classic Blues Women - Mamie Smith, Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith and others.
Ms. Bea Reddy will revitalize "Crazy Blues," the first Blues music recorded by Mamie Smith in 1920 that sold 2 million copies and depict Blues Shouter Bessie Smith's dislike for "high brow" folks on "Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer".
The Jimmy Hall AllStarz Band with harmonica vocalist Jimmy who performed his "Rendezvous with the Blues" at the Beacon with Allman Brothers Band, was on the road with Hank Williams, Jr and Kid Rock and as a leader of "Wet Willie' gained the reputation as "one of the hardest working bands on the road." Get Jimmy's new CD "Build Your Own Fire". Melvin "Guitar" Williams will bring a creative mixture of electric blues from the CD "Landlord Knocking." A fan said "I have seen Mr. Williams bring tears to a whole audience of women's eyes." Fred Taylor, Sticky Boy Records Producer and drummer will embody Brooklyn's blues sound. The finale will be the way they started with the "sultry, soulful sounds of Producer, Founder Beareather Reddy accompanied by pianist Rudi Mwongozi and all the performers.
"I am a champion for the blues," explained Ms. Reedy, "I want to create a place for people who love the blues, so they don't have to leave Brooklyn to hear it. We celebrate and pass on the importance that blues music plays in our rich heritage".
Jazz966, 966 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
A/C train to Clinton & Washington Street Station
Advance Tickets: $15.00 At the Door $20.00
Seniors-Students save $5.00
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Get ready for some sho' nuff Blues. See ya!
Big Eyed Productions, Inc. is an Edutainment Performance Arts Organization dedicated to introducing community youths to Blues music and preserving Blues culture.
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