Monday blues brings on the Boys
Rockland — The Monday Night Blues series continues July 9 with Howard and the White Boys beginning 7 p.m. at the Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. Admission will be $10.
Howard & the White Boys, led by Howard McCullum on bass and vocals, has established a reputation as one of Chicago’s favorite attractions. Buddy Guy has been their unofficial mentor and he has taken them on several major Midwestern tours as his opening act. The band's members first met at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb in 1988; after only a few months of jamming, they opened for B.B. King. The band has performed with the biggest names in blues and has toured around the world.
Blues Festival preview
July 9 also is the last day advance tickets for the 19th annual North Atlantic Blue Festival are available. Set for Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15 in Harbor Park, this year's fest features Grammy Award winner Chubby Carrier, British blues legend John Mayall and bayou hero Tab Benoit. The two-day festival also includes a tribute to the late Koko Taylor and a Saturday night club crawl.
Advance tickets are $25 either day and $50 for the weekend pass; bracelets will be $35 and $70 at the gate. Local outlets are Huston-Tuttle in Rockland and HAV II in Camden. Advance tickets also are sold online at northatlanticbluesfestival.com and may be purchased by sending check or money order with a self-addressed stamped envelope to North Atlantic Blues Festival, 70 Lake Ave., Rockland, ME 04841. For more information, call 596-6055.
There will be no Monday Night Blues on July 16. Next up in the weekly series are: July 23, Biscuit Miller ($10); and July 30, a DVD release party with Andrew Jr. Boy Jones ($10).
Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or email@example.com.