Jersey blues in Monday Night series

Nov 07, 2012
Stringbean & The Stalkers

Rockland — The Monday Night Blues series continues with Stringbean & The Stalkers Monday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. Admission is $10.

Stringbean Wheeler, also known as Ken Sorenson, is the pre-eminent bluesman of the Jersey shore. A veteran performer and recording artist, Stringbean released his fifth CD, “Ride of Your Life,” in 2007 on the long-running blues label Blues Leaf Records. His band features Sim Cain on drums, Dan Mulvey on stand-up bass and Joe “Moodswing” Murphy on guitar. They have a regular roster of extended members who pop in to add their talents to the blues collective that is Stringbean & The Stalkers.

Next up in the weekly series are Belfast-based The Juke Rockets, raising funds for their Road to Memphis trip, Nov. 26 ($10); and the annual Blues Year’s Eve Party with Eddie Shaw and the Wolf Gang, Dec. 3 ($15), which will wrap up the series for 2012. For more information, visit the Time Out Pub Blues link at northatlanticbluesfestival.com.

The annual New Year’s Eve Blues Party Thursday, Dec. 31 will feature blues rocker Bobby Messano and his band at the Trade Winds Motor Inn on Park Drive. The festivities begin 7 p.m. with a four-course dinner. Cost is $199 plus tax per couple and includes room, dinner, dance, party favors, champagne toast, use of the pool and hot tub and full breakfast buffet. Space is limited; to reserve, call Paul Benjamin at 596-6055.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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