Northeast Harmonica Showcase

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It has been a busy week, but wanted to get the Northeast Harmonica Showcase post up.  It was a fine night at Black-eyed Sally’s as four of the region’s top players showed why they draw a crowd.  Each of the four brought something different to the showcase and they kept the audience waiting for more.  Which as each act finished that is just what they got.

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They were backed by the Danny Draher Band.  A solid group that provided just what was needed to accompany the harmonicas.

Before the evening started some early preparation.

Kosher Kid and Danny

Kosher Kid and Danny

Barbeque Bob and Tom

Barbeque Bob and Tom

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Danny Draher Band

Rick Marshall

Rick Marshall

Johnny Ace on the Bass

Johnny Ace on the Bass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Danny

Danny

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Host, harmonica player and organizer the Kosher Kid, Dave Robbins welcomes the crowd.

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He was also the first act.

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Mark sat in on drums

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Next up was Barbeque Bob

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He was followed by Diane Blue.

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She took a little walk in the crowd.

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Then it was time for Johnny Hoy.

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and some vocals

and some vocals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Danny stepped out

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The dance floor got crowded.

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All four players came up for a finale.

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They were joined by Johnny Marino.Harmonica SC 11 15 180

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Questions/comments, I can be reached through the Blog comments or at twblus@aol.com.  BluesBeatNews is written, produced, directed and photographed by Domenic Forcella.  My weekly Blues Beat column appears in the New Britain Herald, Bristol Press, Middletown Press and Torrington Register-Citizen.

About bluesbeatnews52

Blues columnist writing a weekly column dedicated to the Blues. The only column of its kind in a commercial (paid subscription) newspaper. Column appears in the Middletown Press, Bristol Press, Torrington Register-Citizen, and the New Britain Herald. Forcella has served on the Board of Directors of the Blues Foundation representing the Journalism constituency. Served on the Board of Directors Connecticut Blues Society as Past President and Past Editor of newsletter. Recipient: Keeping the Blues Alive award in Journalism from the Blues Foundation. Has contributed both writing and photos to nationnal blues publications.

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