Clarinets for Conservation hosts two local performances
LAKE PLACID – Michael Hill, Rhett Tyler and Roxy Perry will perform in a Delta Blue Blues Review from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday at the Delta Blue inside the Northwoods Inn.
Roxy, the New York Blues Queen, who plays harp and sings, has been featured on the legendary King Biscuit Hour, and the House of Blues Radio Hour hosted by Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd), and, the syndicated radio program, “Portraits in Blue,” produced anhour-long feature on Roxy.
This historic documentary airs regularly on NPR stations, and her music continues to be heard regularly on Music Choice, Direct TV, and on hundreds of radio stations, websitesand podcasts. Roxy also hosts her own weekly on-line radio program, on Thursday nights, New York Blues-Bird, broadcast on KCOR, kconlineradio.com.
Rhett Tyler traditionally performs both with his band, Early Warning, and as a solo artist on the acoustic 12-string (along with his harmonica).
He has performed at many prominent festivals and venues, including the Mississippi Valley Blues Fest (IA), Fleet Blues Fest (N.Y.), Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Fest, (N.J.), and Treasure Coast Blues Fest (Fla.).
Tyler has also shared billing with many distinguished blues artists, including Johnny Winter, Lonnie Brooks, Elvin Bishop, Delbert McClinton, and John Hammond and is opening for B.B. King in Albany on April 17.
Tyler was inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame in 2011 as a “Master Blues Artist from New York”.
Michael Hill (guitar and vocals in this weekend’s show) of Michael Hill’s Blues Mob has recorded six internationally released albums of their original, New Yorkstyle blues.
The Mob has captivated audiences in twenty-nine countries around the globe. Beginning with “Bloodlines”, their 1994 Alligator Records debut, they’ve built a distinguished body of work that has drawn world-wide critical and audience acclaim for dynamic musicianship and vivid storytelling.
Hill’s lyrics eloquently convey the passion, the humor, and the desire for freedom and justice that are intrinsic to the Blues. The band transmits those lyrics through blues that is seasoned with flavors of rock, R&B, funk, and more, making every show a celebration of music, life, and love.
According to the Washington Post, “Hill writes songs that make most of his peers seem either empty-headed, or self-obsessed. As a singer, writer, and most impressively as a guitarist, he celebrates the blues form without being shackled to it, creating a sound that’s referential and relevant at the same time.” Hill is a 2011 inductee into the New York Blues Hall of Fame as a Master Blues Artist. Michael Hill’s Blues Mob’s dynamic new JSP Records album “Goddesses & Gold Redux” is now available as a download at iTunes, Amazon and eMusic.
Accompanied by Bob Fusco on Bass, and Bill McClellan on drums, this Delta Blue Blues Review will prove to be among the highlights of the Delta Blue entertainment year.
Delta Blue is located in Lake Placid at the Historic Northwoods Inn at 2520 Main St.