Attention all Blues fans, keyboard masters, and amateur ivory-ticklers! There's a mighty Blues party happening at The Kentucky Center on Saturday evening.
The Kentucky Center and Tin Can Buddha present
Eighty-Eight Shades of Blue:
A Blues Piano Summitt
Saturday, October 23, 8 p.m.
From an article in this week's Courier-Journal -
“What we're doing is sort of a survey of the blues through piano,” said Lee Carroll, one of the artists and a founder of Tin Can Buddha, the Louisville musicians' collective and co-producer of the show, at Kentucky Center. “We're going to start with boogie-woogie, and there will be a section of Mississippi style and Chicago style, then show how jazz artists Fats Waller and Thelonious Monk used blues, and also do some Professor Longhair, Big Joe Turner and stuff like that.”
Audiences will also hear gospel, R&B, and rock-n-roll from the celebrated pianists, all with Kentucky roots — San Francisco-based Caroline Dahl, Louisville jazz maestro Harry Pickens, and Nashville's Joe Turley. There will be guest appearances by Rodney Hatfield, Mitch Ivanoff and Gail Wynters.
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Read the Courier-Journal article in its entirety.
Image of the burning piano...courtesy of Julius Friedman.