Clinton Square, Syracuse
2:00 Kenny Neal Band
KENNY NEAL is best known as a guitarist & vocalist, but also plays harmonica & piano. He’s the son of harmonica player Raful Neal & received his first harmonica from Slim Harpo when he was only 3 years old.
3:00 Stevie Wolf & Blues Express
Mississippi bluesman STEVIE WOLF & BLUES EXPRESS have a CD by the same name that showcases their authentic Chicago-style blues.
3:45 The Chris O’Leary Band
Vocalist, harmonica player & mandolin player Chris O’Leary toured with Levon Helm’s band The Barnburners before forming New Orleans influenced blues band The CHRIS O’LEARY BAND along with Chris Vitarello, Sean McCarthy, Frankie Ingrao, Andy Stahl, Chris DeFrancesco and vocalist Willa McCarthy.
4:45 Double Barrel Blues Band
Syracuse’s very own DOUBLE BARREL BLUES BAND offers hard rocking blues fronted by lead guitarist Mark Cloutier, who has 5 solo albums to his credit in addition to the DBBB “Night Train Home”.
5:45 Carolyn Wonderland
Native Texan CAROLYN WONDERLAND plays guitar, piano, lap steel, mandolin & trumpet and sings with vocal comparisons to Janis Joplin and guitar to Stevie Ray Vaughan.
7:00 Soul of Syracuse
The SOUL OF SYRACUSE, aka SOS is an all-star group of Central New York musicians that have come together to help support the New York State Blues Festival.
8:00 Low Rider Band
When cooking up an eclectic brew of Latin, R&B, rock and funk on a saucy platter of contemporary jazz and hot Jamaican reggae, what do you get? The fabulous LOWRIDER BAND, of course.