Remembering Sonny and Brownie

Recently, Northwest Park Nature Center in Windsor hosted Guy Davis and Fabrizio Poggi.








Davis has once again joined up with veteran Italian harmonica player Fabrizio Poggi on a new album, Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train – A Look Back at Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry.  Thet are touring in support of the album’s release.

Recorded in the summer of 2016 in Milan, the album features, songs by both Sonny and Brownie, as well as songs known to have been recorded and performed by the famed duo written by their contemporaries, such as Libba Cotton and Leadbelly.

Davis and Poggi are introduced


























Meeting with Fabrizio





















After the Show









Northwest Park & Nature Center is a 473-acre park that includes more than 12 miles of trails, a children’s tree house and hands-on displays.  Sheep, goats and chickens live in the adjacent animal barn.  The Luddy/Taylor Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum houses early and modern harvesting equipment in a former curing shed.







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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.

One response to “Remembering Sonny and Brownie

  1. Frank Davis

    Great Show with an emotional connection with musician and audience

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