Seven-piece blues from Buffalo

Jun 11, 2014
The Patti Parks Band

Rockland — The weekly blues series continues with the Patti Parks Band Monday, June 23, at 7 p.m., in the upstairs music room of Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. Tickets will be $10 at the door.

Patti Parks Band is a blues and funk outfit from Buffalo, N.Y. One of that region’s most versatile and experienced groups, the band knows how to keep a crowd jumping all night long. Patti Parks’ voice is the highlight, but the band also offers terrific horn solos by Jack Prybylski on tenor sax, Paul Vanacore on baritone sax and Gerry Youngman on trumpet. The groove is held together with the funky bass lines of Jerry Livingston, entertaining drum licks of DJ Flash and soaring guitar work of Chuck Buffamonte. The soulful keyboards of Guy Nirelli complete the full Patti Parks Band experience.

“These guys feed off of each other musically, it’s quite something when they get rolling,” said Patti of her seven-piece ensemble. “They are always watching and cheering each other on; it’s really great.”

Upcoming in the weekly series are: June 30, the Peter Novelli Band ($10); and July 7, the Jason Elmore Band ($10). For more information, visit northatlanticbluesfestival.com and click on the Time Out Blues link.

The countdown to this year’s North Atlantic Blues Festival, July 12 and 13, has begun; advance tickets are available through July 7, available on the website and local ticket outlets Huston-Tuttle in Rockland and HAV II in Camden. Advance blues festival tickets are $25 for either day or $50 for the full weekend; tickets will be $35 per day at the gate.

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