Saturday, December 18 at 8PM
Get your groove on when Blues bassist/impresario Mike Griot brings Blues People (Kelton Cooper/Gene Lake/Victor Burks/Mike Griot) and special guests Dave Fields, Michael Hill, Eliza Neals and Popa Chubby back to SOPAC for this Blues in the Loft concert.
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Blues People is a “Blues mega-band” featuring some of the most talented tour veterans you’ll ever see… all together on one stage to present stories and standards like you’ve never experienced! This all-star band includes Kelton Cooper on lead vocals and guitar (Kool & the Gang/Black Widow Blues), Gene Lake on drums (Maxwell/Henry Threadgill/Joe Zawinul/Marcus Miller, David Sanborn), Victor Burks on keyboards and vocals (Jamie Fox, Laura Branigan, JoE) and Mike Griot on bass (Sue Foley, Michael Hill, Omar [Lyefooke], Deborah Coleman, Russell Gunn).
Dave Fields, a NY Blues Hall of Famer and super-guitarist, will join Mike Griot for a long overdue “musical hang.” Fields and his Fodera guitar will take your senses on a dynamic excursion of Blues, Rock and beyond.
Michael Hill was inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame as a Master Blues Artist in 2011.
Eliza Neals is a prolific songwriter, producer, arranger, bandleader, pianist and one-of-a-kind live performer. Eliza sings with unearthly passion and velvety grit. She mentored with Detroit’s songwriting legend Barrett Strong Jr.
Popa Chubby has been hard rocking the blues in his fierce and soulful way for more than 30 years. The guitarist’s performance style has been described as “the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson.”