SSC’s Duxbury Music Festival Presents Blues Cabaret Concert

Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, image by Sue Thanis

Sugar Ray and the Bluetones return after last year’s roaring success

 

McGRATHPR.com – South Shore Conservatory’s (SSC) Duxbury Music Festival (DMF) kicks off its 2018 season with a Blues Cabaret Concert featuring Sugar Ray and the Bluetones on Friday, July 13, with two seatings at 6 pm and 8:30 pm, at SSC’s Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George St., Duxbury.  The evening offers light bites and a cash bar with cabaret style seating, and is sponsored by Wendy and Vincent Spiziri.

Sugar Ray and the Bluetones have performed their unique style of blues the world over for nearly forty years.  In 2017 alone, the band and/or its members were nominated for ten blues music awards. The band’s music is not limited to one style, but extends to Chicago Blues in the style of Muddy Waters, Little Walter and Billy Boy Arnold; Kansas City Swing in the style of “Big” Joe Turner; Texas Blues like “T” Bone Walker and Freddie King; and the swampy Louisiana sounds of “Lazy” Lester.  These styles are all performed with the distinctive originality of band leader Sugar Ray Norcia on vocals and harmonica, guitarist “Monster” Mike Welch, SSC faculty member Anthony Geraci at the piano and Hammond organ, Michael “Mudcat” Ward playing acoustic and electric bass, and drummer Neil Gouvin.

Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, image by Sue Thanis

Widely embraced by the South Shore community with more than 200 volunteers and over 2500 patrons each season, Duxbury Music Festival’s celebrated, intensive chamber music program brings together world-renowned pedagogues and performers with aspiring young artists each summer, providing daily offerings of chamber music, student recitals, festival competitions, family events and faculty concerts. In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to exceptional arts education and performance – for individuals of all ages, backgrounds and abilities – DMF presents programs for all segments of the population to enjoy.

Tickets to the Blues Cabaret Concert are $60.  To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.sscmusic.org/dmf/ call 781-934-2731, ext. 23, or follow Duxbury Music Festival on Facebook.

DMF is a program of South Shore Conservatory.  DMF’s office is located at South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury campus at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury.

About Duxbury Music Festival

South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury Music Festival (DMF), entering its 13th season, is a celebrated program for solo and chamber music instruction and performance. Founded in the conviction that music profoundly and permanently enriches the human spirit, DMF is an intensive 17-day program that brings world-renowned instructors, performers and aspiring young artists together in one of New England’s most picturesque bayside villages, Duxbury, MA, located 35 miles south of Boston and 20 miles north of Cape Cod. For nearly three weeks each summer, Duxbury is abuzz with a variety of musical styles in venues ranging from the Duxbury Town Green to The Ellison Center for the Arts to beautiful private seaside homes.  DMF has tremendous community support, attracting over 200 volunteers and 2500 patrons each season.  DMF is headquartered at South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury campus at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, 781-934-2731.  For more information, visit www.sscmusic.org/dmf/ or follow us on Facebook.

In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, the Conservatory offers programs for all segments of the population to enjoy, regardless of age, ability, geography, and financial means.  Furthermore, South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.