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A host of instrument builders, retailers and distributors will be on hand on Sunday, Oct. 4, for the first Long Island Music Expo, being held at the Huntington Hilton, 598 Broadhollow Road, Melville.
The show was originally scheduled for March 22, but the threat of the Corona Virus says otherwise.
More details on the show, including performances and vendors will be posted when available.
Stay tuned and for gosh sakes wash your hands.
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Harmonica Bill Lifford was elected to join Eric Feldstadt as vice president of the Long Island Blues Society, and the society now has a full, eight-member board. Yes, we have two VPs, just deal.
Tony Davenport, Charlie Martine, Pamela Betti, Kenny Hahn, Joe Roberts and Peter Hansen are the newest board members, joining long-time society leaders Emily Hallock (treasurer), Nan Siegler (secretary), Joan Weinstein and Ronnie Shapiro.
Click the link below to join the Long Island Blues Society. If you like the blues, we like you. Become part of a group that is helping keep the blues and live music alive on Long Island. It doesn't cost much and the t-shirts are cool.
Long Island Blues Society Solo/Duo rep Felix Slim was second IN THE WORLD after the final round of the International Blues Challenge held Saturday at the Orpheum Theater in Memphis.
He also won won a complete set of Lee Oskar harmonicas after blowing away (see what I did there) the competition on the blues harp.
Inspired? We are getting ready for 2021. The Long Island competition is scheduled June 7 at the Warehouse in Amityville (see below).
For the rules and the registration forms, click here.
Jon Shain, winner of the 2019 international Blues Challenege solo/duo competition, and bassist FJ Ventre will be doing a "Mama's Night Concert" on May 10 at the Glenwood Life Center in Glenwood landing.
The show, at 71 Grove St., will run from 6-8:30 pm. Cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. and are available on the Eventbrite website here.
Shain and Ventre have been playing together since they met in high school in Massachusetts 35 years ago,
Over the years, they have recorded a long list of original folk-blues albums, been finalists at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis and have appeared alongside acts such as John Hiatt, Little Feat, John Hammond, Bill Kirchen, NRBQ, Jackson Browne, Keb' Mo', and Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson.
Jon and FJ recently began writing songs together for the first time in their long musical partnership.resulting in the roots album, Tomorrow Will Be Yesterday Soon.
Tribute concert to The Band and screening of the film ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND
Monday, July 6 @ 6:00PM
412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, New York, 11777
There will be a wonderful pre-screening live tribute to The Band, featuring Pete Mancini, Cassandra House, Dave March and Travis McKeveny, four acclaimed Long Island original artists who were all inspired by these legendary musicians!
SCREENING AND SEASON PASSES FOR THE PORT JEFFERSON DOCUMENTARY SERIES ARE AVAILABLE HERE
Blues society President Ray Hauck, and members Tony Davenport, Felix Slim and Jack Maher take a day trip to Clarksdale, Miss. You can feel the blues on these streets.