Glenn Weiser – Acoustic – Blues – Celtic Music Friday 6/10

Fri. June 10: Glenn Weiser – Acoustic – Blues – Celtic Music 6:30 – 9:30 Cafe 5-10PM  $5 Cover.

Onstage with guitar, baritone vocals, rack-mounted harmonica and occasionally banjo, Weiser shamelessly and wonderfully mixes genres and eras – Blues & Celtic tunes, Country Blues of the 20′s and 30′s – then throws in a Scott Joplin rag, Tin Pan Alley show tune, or a blues or folk classic made famous by the Grateful Dead. It’s the lilt of a Celtic air followed by the wail of a blues tune; and woven throughout are bits of not-so-trivia that spice his shows, taking you back to the music of blues legend Blind Lemon Jefferson, further back to Turlough O’Carolan (Ireland’s legendary blind harper of the 18th Century); touching on a little-known story starring none other than Johann Sebastian Bach, then shining a spotlight on the very colorful Lightnin’ Hopkins.

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