January 20th Blues Concert at Stangl Stage

Think you have to go to Philly or New York City to hear “real” live blues? Think again, and mark your calendar for Saturday night, January 20 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Stangl Stage, 50 Stangl Road in Flemington. Doors open at 7:00.

 

Blues guitarist and vocalist Geoff Caldwell and harmonica player Guy DeRosa—and maybe an old friend or two—will play interpretations of standards by blues legends Son House, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Jimmy Cox, John Hurt, Tampa Red, the Reverend Gary Davis and others, along with a number of their own compositions.

Caldwell describes the Reverend Gary Davis, one of his personal favorite artists, as “full of passion, joy, and beauty. He sings like a man possessed.”

 

Caldwell and DeRosa have been wowing audiences in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania with their authentic, soulful performances since the early 1970s. Caldwell will be picking a Gibson J-200 and a rare 1927 National Tricone steel guitar, with DeRosa on harmonica and kazoo.

 

Don’t miss this relaxing evening of authentic blues so close to home!

 

Tickets are $20 per person in advance, $25 at the door.  Purchase at Stangl Factory Farmer’s Market every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; online at Eventbrite.com ; or by contacting Joanne Braun at (908) 268-6638. VISA, Mastercard, American Express and Discover Card accepted.

 

The concert will benefit Friends of Historic Flemington. Learn more at www.FriendsofHistoricFlemington.com.