Reverend and the Boys make Midcoast debut
Rockland — The Monday Night Blues series continues Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. with Reverend Raven & The Chain Smoking Altar Boys at the Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. Admission will be $10.
Bringing crowds to their feet at the hardest-to-please and sophisticated night clubs in the Midwest, Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Altar Boys play traditional blues, straight-up with a big dose of passion. With smoking grooves, served up with hot harmonica and smooth stinging guitar, they play original songs peppered with nods to Slim Harpo, Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers, Billy Boy Arnold, Junior Wells and the three Kings. Born and raised on south side of Chicago, the Reverend has since 1990 opened for B.B King, Gatemouth Brown, Pinetop Perkins, Koko Taylor Band, Junior Wells, Billy Branch, Magic Slim, Elvin Bishop, Sugar Blue, Lonnie Brooks, William Clarke, Lefty Dizz and numerous others at festivals and at Buddy Guy's Legends.
The Rev and the Boys have racked a load of blues band and People’s Choice awards from the Wisconsin Music Industry (WAMI); were nominated for a Grammy in 2007 for Best Blues Compilation CD; and were nominated last year for Blues Blast Magazine Awards for Best Blues Band and Best Song of 2011.
Upcoming in the weekly series are: Sept. 24, Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King ($15); Oct. 1, the Peter Novelli Band ($10); Oct. 8, the Lydia Warren Band ($10); Oct 15, Bobby Messano Band ($10); Oct. 22, Gracie Curran Band ($10); and Oct. 29, the Anthony Gomes Band ($15). For more information, visit the Time Out Pub Blues link at northatlanticbluesfestival.com.
Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or email@example.com.