Time for some blues Heat

Nov 08, 2017
Photo by: Alfonso Zirpoli (Mike Hoffman) Mississippi Heat and (inset) Carla Stinson.

Rockland — The Monday Night Blues series continues Nov. 20 with a 7 p.m. show by Mississippi Heat in the upstairs music room of Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. Admission will be $15 at the door.

The multi-member Mississippi Heat fills the stage with traditional Chicago blues, whether golden standards or fresh originals true to the genre. Band leader, harp player and composer Pierre Lacocque's vision has not wavered since he founded the band in 1991. Inetta Visor, a 2017 Koko Taylor Award nominee, has blessed Mississippi Heat with her powerful voice since 2001; another strong vocalist, Carla Stinson, joined this year.

Led by harmonica master and songwriter Lacocque, Mississippi Heat has received worldwide critical acclaim and is known internationally for its passionate blues delivery. Overseas and national touring have been an integral part of their work for decades; the ensemble spent the first months of this year touring Europe and celebrating the release of its latest critically acclaimed album, “Cab Driving Man.”

Next up in the weekly series are: 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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