Lone Star State blues

Feb 26, 2013
Willie J Laws Jr.

Rockland — The Monday night blues series at Time Out Pub, 275 Main St., continues Monday, March 11, from 7 to 10 p.m. with the Willie J Laws Band. Admission is $10.

The Willie J Laws Band performs music from a wide variety of genres including traditional and contemporary blues, R&B, Old School and old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll. Although the band members have changed over the 21 years since the first unit was first formed, Laws continues to expertly wield the lead guitar and be lead vocalist.

A veteran performer, Laws engages and involves the audience with easy charm. His band performs with a solid foundation of pocket grooves, mixing it up from time to time with special guests. Principal performers of the group hail from the Lone Star State, proudly working to uphold the more than 100 years of Texas music tradition that integrates a variety of American roots music and the unique cultural influences of Texas.

Upcoming in the weekly series are: March 18, Mississippi Heat ($15); and March 25, Samantha Fish ($15). For more information, visit northatlanticbluesfestival.com and click on the Time Out Blues link. Also on the site is information about this summer’s North Atlantic Blues Festival, July 13 and 14. Fish is part of the Saturday lineup; headliner is the great Mavis Staples. Advance blues festival tickets are $25 for either day or $50 for the full weekend.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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