Messano returns with new music

May 15, 2018
Bobby Messano

Rockland — The Monday Night Blues series continues May 21 with the Bobby Messano Band, playing 7 to 10 p.m. in the upstairs music room of Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. Admission will be $15 at the door.

Blues Hall of Famer Bobby Messano is a legendary studio and live guitarist/singer who put an eighth solo album of contemporary blues, “Bad Movie,” last year. In addition, he’s had songs in many TV/cable shows and played on more than 50 major label and indie albums. Messano’s way with the ax can be heard on everything from MTV jingles to Benny Mardones' smash hit "Into The Night.”

The celebrated guitarist has played on records by Clarence Clemmons, Frankie & The Knockouts, Joe Lynn Turner and STARZ; produced the 1960s hit act The Shadows of Night; and has played guitar and been the music director for Steve Winwood, Lou Gramm and country artists Jimmy Wayne, Rodney Atkins and Steve Holy.

Upcoming in the weekly series are: May 28, a double-band night with units fronted by Wildcat O'Halloran and Johnny Rawls (6 p.m., $20); June 4, Maurice John Vaughn Band ($15); and June 11, James Armstrong Band ($15). Doors open an hour before shows. Schedule is subject to change.

For more information, visit northatlanticbluesfestival.com and click on the Time Out Blues link; visit the Monday Night Blues Facebook page; call 593-9336; or email bluesman@midcoast.com. Also on the site are information and ticket sales for this summer’s North Atlantic Blues Festival, set for July 14 and 15.

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