ELIXIR at The Freight House in
Tuesday - Saturday, July 8-12
THE JAMES MONTGOMERY BAND
KILBORN ALLEY BLUES BAND
PLUS - SAMIRAH EVANS, JOHNNY B and the GOODES
DR. MICHAEL PAYTON, KURTIS KINGER, RICKER WINSOR
ELIXIR at The Freight House, White River Junction’s premier destination for fine dining and live music, presents the River City BluesFest @ ELIXIR, five evenings and a Saturday afternoon of outstanding blues on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 8 -12, 2008. An additional band has been added to the already exciting line-up. Illinois-based KILBORN ALLEY BLUES BAND, whose 2007 Blue Bella release Tear Chicago Down garnered a 2008 Blues Music Award nomination for Best Contemporary Album, joins the Saturday afternoon event headlined by THE JAMES MONTGOMERY BAND. There is no cover charge for music 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 tickets or reservations, call ELIXIR at 802-281-7009. A tent will be set up for Saturday afternoon’s rain-or-shine event, and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Children under 12 will be admitted free with a paying adult, and face-painting and balloons will be available for kids. Beer, food and ice cream will for sale from on-site vendors.
River City BluesFest @ ELIXIR kicks off on Tuesday, July 8, from 7 to 10pm, with an
On Friday, July 11, the DR. MICHAEL PAYTON BAND performs electrified blues, honed in the urban bars of
Saturday afternoon, July 12, will be a blues extravaganza outside The Freight House. The festivities begin at 1pm with the DR. MICHAEL PAYTON BAND, featuring Matt Getman on saxophone, Ben Butterworth on bass, and Bob Sparadeo on drums. At 2:30pm the Champaign, Illinois-based KILBORN ALLEY BLUES BAND takes the stage, performing original songs from their two critically acclaimed CDs that have climbed the blues radio charts. And from 4 to 7 pm, River City BluesFest @ ELIXIR proudly 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 Bobby Gagnier on drums and 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
The KILBORN ALLEY BLUES BAND was formed in 2000 when two high school seniors and two friends just out of high school played their first bar gig as Kilborn Alley. Within a few months the band had played local blues festivals and set attendance records at several
Johnny B and the Goodes harmonica player JOHNNY BISHOP’s roots are 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,