Home-grown juke joint blues

Oct 11, 2017
Memphis Lighting will return to Rockland’s Time Out Pub Monday night, Oct. 23.

Rockland — The Monday Night Blues series continues Oct. 23 with Maine’s own Memphis Lightning, playing a 7 p.m. show in the upstairs music room of Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. Admission will be $15 at the door.

Memphis Lightning specializes in ol' school, energetic, down-and-dirty blues. Having played with the late, great blues legend Eddie Kirkland, Memphis Lightning performances harken back to the days when the juke joints were rockin' and the blues was king. The band features Darren "Lil Bluesman" Thiboutot on guitar, Darren "Big Red" Thiboutot on drums and Rick "Slow Driver" McLennan on bass, with all three manning the mic for vocals.

Next up in the weekly series are: Oct. 30, Halloween Party with Harper ($15); Nov. 6, Ghost Town Blues Band ($15); Nov. 13, Chris O'Leary Band ($10); Nov. 20, Mississippi Heat Band ($15); Nov. 27, Studebaker John Band ($15); Dec. 4, Road to Memphis fundraiser for Between Dead Stations ($10); and Dec. 11, Blues Year Eve Party with Maurice John Vaughn Band ($15; dress-up last show of the year). For more information, visit northatlanticbluesfestival.com and click on the Time Out Blues link; call 596-6055 or email bluesman@midcoast.com.

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