Clinton Square, Syracuse
2:00 Jimmy Cavallo and the Houserockers
Syracuse native and musical pioneer JIMMY CAVALLO was in the first all-white band, Jimmy and the Houserockers, to play the Apollo Theatre in Harlem for the release of DJ Alan Freed’s movie Rock, Rock, Rock.
3:15 Ron Spencer
Local favorite and 25 year Syracuse music scene veteran RON SPENCER (a former WAER DJ) is known for his lively brand of contemporary jump blues, released his CD “Burnin’ Desire” in 1997 with guest vocals from Paul “Big Daddy” LaRonde, “Livin’ Low” in 2005 with Houserocker Jimmy Cavallo, and “Roller Coaster Blues” in 2009.
4:15 Deanna Bogart
Gifted singer, songwriter, piano and sax player DEANNA BOGART has been pleasing crowds with her eclectic blend of blues-infused boogie woogie, jazz, R&B, country, gospel and soul that she has christened “Blusion” for over 20 years.
5:30 River City Junction
Montreal based trio RIVER CITY JUNCTION (aka Caroline Addison, Jason Fryer and Tom Joanisse) is a Blues/Jazz/Rock band performing a mixture of originals & covers, spanning many styles & several decades of music – from old Blues & Jazz standards to old time Rock ‘n Roll, all the way through Motown, Funk, R&B & Classic Rock.
6:30 Mitch Kashmar
MITCH KASHMAR, widely regarded as one of the best harmonica players around by blues harp aficionados, has released 5 albums of rollicking, swinging jump blues, the latest called “Live at Labatt”.
7:45 Billy Thompson
BILLY THOMPSON is a world class slide guitar player, masterfully combining blues, rock, funk, and R&B.
8:45 Brooks Family Blues Dynasty
BROOKS FAMILY BLUES DYNASTY- Lonnie, the family patriarch, started his career in the mid 1950s playing with zydeco pioneer Clifton Chenier, eventually perfecting his “Voodoo Blues” sound.