july 8th & 29th, 2017
saturday - 7 PM
Blues, Ragtime, Jazz, French Songs, Gospel, Folk Music, Originals, and
more! Influenced by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Louis Armstrong, Elizabeth
Cotten, Fats Waller, Nina Simone, Django Reinhardt, The Memphis Jug
Band, Irving Berlin, and others...
Alison (guitar, piano, accordion, washboard), Joanna (double bass,
banjo, violin), Megg (Washboard, Ukulele, Tenor Banjo), and Zoe
(Clarinet, Piano, Accordion) are the Crimson Ragdolls!
John Grimaldi is a major creative
force in the world of the blues. An influential addition to the
Chicago blues scene since the 1970's, Studebaker's
straight-forward, hard-driving, slide guitar "proves that
there's a hell of a lot of strength can come out of experience".
New Jersey native and self-taught guitarist, Jr Mack forged
his own path into the heart of the blues. With the collected
stage presence of a seasoned performer, Jr Mack lulls,
mesmerizes, and reels the audience into a groove all his own.
Having sat in or worked with The Allman Brothers Band, Robert
Randolph, & many others, Junior Mack's soulful
interpretation of the blues never fails to captivate.
Louis Lattin, another of Chicago's notable music exports, is one
of the most desirable talents in the entertainment industry.
Called upon for his song writing prowess and blues/funk
performances, Lattin's sound has been featured in commercials (Covergirl,
Chevy, Pfizers ... etc) and on stages across the world.
Lattin began playing music at age 13 and by the time he was 25,
mastered both composition and piano. Although you have probably
Louis Lattin during
your every day life without even realizing it, wake up your
consciousness and grab a featured show of his talented song
writing and "real-thing" appeal right here at Terra
Heralding from Bayonne New Jersey,
Michael Powers now defines the New York City blues scene. Since
settling in NYC in the 1970's, Power's originals and "re-shaped
classics" have been dictating the raw essence of real blues in the city
for years. This 5 time Blues Music award nominee "is no "rocker"
masquerading as a "bluesman", no "Hendrix wanna be" - he is simply true
to his ... heart and the rockin' soul in his music." Michael Powers is a
rare find in the music world; "an impressive musical range and
versatility - a musician for all seasons." (Blues Matters)
Raised in New York City, Ray Schinnery is known for his
humorous originals, guitar mastery, and his unique "story-telling"
voice. BLUES MAGAZINE
wrote "just when you think his vocal is a standard, rough-hewn blues
shouter, he turns around and lays down some of the shivery-sweetest 3
part harmonies this side of the bible belt". A regular on the
international as well as the local blues scene, "with his band, a solo
performer, or with his guitar, Ray is a master showman..."
in Scranton Pennsylvania, where he still lives, Clarence
accredited with defining the 1990's blues scene. Raised by a
musical family and encouraged to pursue blues, Spady started
touring right out of high school. By the '90's, this
singer/guitarist decided to head out and tour with a band of his
own. Clarence Spady's skills as a songwriter paired with his
solid mastery of guitar transcends typical blues performances,
leaving audiences clamoring for more of his unique &
he is traveling the country disseminating his control of jazz
and blues or strolling through the audience playing guitar with
his tongue (which happens to be a Gibson "Lucille"
model guitar signed by B.B.King),SaRon
a powerhouse performer that leaves an unforgettable impression.
This New Yorker's deeply engrained love for all things blues
leaves no room for obstacles in life or performance.
radcliff & steve guyger
up in Maryland, Bobby Radcliff began his guitar education with
classical guitar lessons at the age of 12. Following his
initiation into the music world, Radcliff moved to New York City
in 1977 where Black Top records took a liking to his
"strengths as a soloist, as well as a funky rhythm
guitarist". (WFLR-FM) Having toured the US, Canada, and Europe
more than a dozen times Radcliff always leaves audiences stunned
with "his jaw-dropping skills as a guitarist." (Blues
the harmonica ads his instrument of choice,
Guyger has been studying the blues since his teens.
Mastering the intense grittiness of Chicago-style harp playing
landed Guyger one of his best gigs in 1980; a call from Jimmy
Rogers. Blues Access magazine claims, "All the years...of
touring with the legendary Jimmy Rogers has made Steve Guyger
one of the greatest blues harp men in the world." Guyger's
performances are enhanced by his fine clear voice and his
preservation of the harp tradition with a unique and refreshing
opening talent for Albert Cummings, Shemekia Copeland
& many other nationally recognized artists, this California
native has been captivating audiences with his brand of
"urban blues" for over 20 years. Bobby is a another
successful blues product of Los Angeles's most famous blues
club, Babe's & Ricky's. After playing with the house band
for years, Bobby was taken on tour with "Arkansas"
Larry Davis, an influential Grammy award-winning blues
artist. After years of honing his vocal and guitar talents,
Bobby Bryan and his band are a group of blues regulars we can't
in Harlem as "King Solomon", " 'lil BB", and
"EAST Montgomery", Hicks has kept an
enviable performance schedule since the age of 13. With two CD's
under his belt (including 4 original songs), there's nothing
that can stand in the way of this young New Yorker and his
mature and inimitable skill as a guitarist.