Blues Ball next month

Summer blues still afire at Time Out

Sep 02, 2014
Mikey Junior

Rockland — The weekly blues series continues Monday, Sept. 15, with Mikey Junior at 7 p.m., in the upstairs music room of Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. Tickets will be $10 at the door.

Self-taught from his impressive collection of blues vinyl, Mikey Junior was a full-time musician before he graduated high school. By the time he was in his early 20s, seasoned players were taking notice and one blues society after another was scrambling to get him to their stages.

Now a staple of the summer blues circuit on the East Coast, the Mikey Junior Band has joined the eclectic and youthful roster of the VizzTone Label Group. The band’s CD “Traveling South” reveals a young blues artist at the top of his game, offering well-written originals and choice covers brought to life with a distinctive vision for the genre.

Next up in the weekly series are: Sept. 22, Juke Joint Five ($10); Sept. 29, Nikki Hill ($15); Oct. 6, Larry Garner ($10); Oct. 13, Roberto Morbioli ($10); Oct. 20, Blood Orange Martinis ($10; Road to Memphis benefit); and Oct. 27, Larry McCray ($15).

Looking ahead, Teeny Tucker, a hit at this year’s blues festival, will return to play a Blues Ball Friday, Oct. 3, at the Samoset Resort; the evening will open at 7:30 p.m. with the Belfast-based Juke Rockets. Tickets are $20, $150 for a table of 10; call Paul Benjamin for tickets at 596-6055. For more information about blues in Rockland, visit northatlanticbluesfestival.com and click on the Time Out Blues link.

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