Thursday, May 24, 2007

Bayou Blues Revival 26/5/07

Sponsored by the Art Works Society through the auspices of the Arnaudville Chamber of Commerce.

Restore your soul on the banks of Bayou Teche and Bayou Fuselier at the Junction of HWY 93 and HWY 31.Prepare yourself for blue notes, barbecue and boogie.The Arnaudville Artworks Society, through the auspices of the Arnaudville Chamber of Commerce, is sponsoring Bayou Blues Revival , a musical event designed to promote and preserve the musical heritage of Louisiana while generating funds needed to create jobs for musicians playing in Arnaudville venues throughout the coming months.

In addition this event will showcase longtime Louisiana and Chicago pianist Henry Gray. Henry Gray was born in 1925 in Kenner, LA. He grew up north of Baton Rouge in Alsen, playing spirituals on harmonica and piano. At age 16, he began playing secular music at a local juke joint.

In 1939 while visiting an aunt in Chicago, he discovered the true force of the blues. After being drafted and serving in the army in WWII, he returned to Louisiana in 1946. Within a week, he was on a journey that would take him back to the Windy City and would ultimately lead him to contribute to the development of Chicago Blues piano and later to the sound of Swamp Blues."If you've listened to blues music in the last half century, you've heard pianist Henry Gray…Gray's influence is immeasurable. His work with Howlin' Wolf and other blues giants helped create the blueprint for Chicago Blues piano and all that it would become. With Otis Span and Johnny Jones, Henry pioneered the sound of electric piano in Chicago Blues. Whenever you hear someone playing a familiar blues riff or turnaround on a piano, there is a good chance they picked it up from Henry Gray…his influence cannot be over emphasized."—David Kunian

Henry Gray was awarded the 2006 National Heritage Fellowship Award in Washington DC, the highest honor given for Folk and Traditional arts. In 1999, he received a Grammy nomination.He has garnered the respect of sophisticated blues lovers everywhere.

Headlining the Revival will be Henry Gray and the Cats. Other outstanding blues performers include:

Lil Buck Sinegal Band
Lee Tedrow Blues Band
Michael Juan Nunez Band
Marty Christian and Joe Edward
Chelsea Ellisonand
other special guests.

Soulful sounds, soul food and spirits!

Join us in Arnaudville 15 minutes north of I 10 at the Henderson Exit or 15 minutes East of I 49 at the Grand Coteau exit.

Tickets $20. Limited availability.

Call now to purchase. 337-754-7615 or 337-754-5316.

Nothing but the blues! Art Works and Arnaudville continues to support LOUISIANA CULTURE- you do the same !

Sponsored by the Art Works Society through the auspices of the Arnaudville Chamber of Commerce.


Debbie Hardy LaGrange at 337-754-7615
Andi Cornett at 337-255-6447
Kevin Murphy at 401-749-1822
or Arnaudville Chamber of Commerce at 337-754-5316 for more information and to purchase tickets.

ALSO:::: Bayou Blues Revival partyFriday, May 25,2007.CliFeaturing the Lee Tedrow Blues Band.$5 Admission. Music starts promptly at 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.Indoor event * NUNU's Nightlite * Only 300 tickets will be sold.

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