ELIXIR at The Freight House presents
Tuesday through Saturday, July 8 - 12
THE JAMES MONTGOMERY BAND
PLUS - SAMIRAH EVANS, JOHNNY B and the GOODES,
DR. MICHAEL PAYTON, KURTIS KINGER, RICKER WINSER
ELIXIR at The Freight House, White River Junction, Vermont’s premier destination for fine dining and live music, will present River City BluesFest @ ELIXIR -- five evenings and a Saturday afternoon of outstanding blues on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 8 -12, 2008. The event is a follow-up to last fall’s highly successful River City JazzFest @ ELIXIR, which presented three nights of top-quality jazz. Call ELIXIR at 802-281-7009 for reservations. There is no cover charge for evening music events inside ELIXIR Restaurant and Lounge. For Saturday afternoon’s outdoor event, there will be a cover charge of $10 in advance and $12 at the door for seats and $10 at the door for standing room. Children under 12 will be admitted free with a paying adult, and there will be face-painting and balloons for the kids. Beer, food and ice cream will be available from on-site vendors.
River City BluesFest @ ELIXIR kicks off on Tuesday, July 8, from 7 to 10pm, with an
On Friday, July 11, singer-guitarist DR. MICHAEL PAYTON brings his electrified blues, honed in the urban bars of
On Saturday afternoon, July 12, there will be a blues extravaganza outside The Freight House. The festivities begin with THE DR. MICHAEL PAYTON BAND from 1 to 4pm. And from 4 to 7 pm, River City BluesFest @ ELIXIR presents headliners THE JAMES MONTGOMERY BAND, with world-renowned blues harpist James Montgomery, guitarist George McCann, drummer Seth Pappas, and bassist David Hull, who served as Aerosmith’s bassist during Tom Hamilton’s medical leave last year.
And, back inside, on Saturday evening, July 12, from 8 to 11pm, JOHNNY B AND THE GOODES, featuring popular harmonica player JOHNNY BISHOP and renowned guitarist ED EASTRIDGE, perform with Charlie Hilbert on bass. Johnny B and the Goodes will release their first CD this summer on Big Mo Records.
About the musicians
Legendary blues harmonica ace and singer JAMES MONTGOMERY brings his hotter-than-ever band to the River City BluesFest after opening for Aerosmith last fall at the
Johnny B and the Goodes harmonica player JOHNNY BISHOP has his roots in the south. His hometown of
Johnny B and the Goodes guitarist ED EASTRIDGE grew up in
Singer SAMIRAH EVANS moved from
KURTIS KINGER has been a singer/songwriter for over 25 years in the
RICKER WINSOR, who, as a teenager, heard Mississippi John Hurt, Dave Van Ronk and many others in
Located at The Freight House,