Concert Announcement “An Exquisite Night of Blues” Friday 8/28/15


Featuring Brooks Williams with Shari Kane & Dave Steele

Brooks is back and look who he’s sharing the stage with! If you love blues, you’ll think you’ve gone to heaven with this line up, featuring a trio of top touring talent.

Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 7:30. Tickets are only $15!!! Get ’em while they last. Active students of Rick’s Music World get $2 off the ticket price.  Buy tickets in the Store or reserve by emailing before 3pm on the day of the show or by calling 508-977-0200.  The Cafe will be serving gourmet sandwiches and salads, pizza, quesadillas, snacks and luscious deserts.

About the artists:

Brooks Williams is a Genre Defying Guitarist Singer Songwriter.  It’s roots. It’s acoustic. He walks the line between blues and Americana, but there’s a bit of jazz and rockabilly thrown in for good measure. Imagine Doc Watson, Willie Nelson, Lonnie Johnson and Blind Boy Fuller sitting in a bar having a jam – and you’re just about there!

He’s he proverbial triple threat: playing a fiery guitar, commanding a rich and silky voice, and writing hook-laden songs. He is one of the most diverse and entertaining performers on the acoustic roots music scene and is ranked one of the world’s Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists.

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Shari Kane started playing guitar at the age of five. By the early 1970’s she had become a devoted blues fan, and learned how to play fingerstyle blues on the acoustic guitar. When she was sixteen, she began teaching guitar. She continues to teach, offering workshops in many of the cities where she performs.

Shari’s many years spent studying the work of the Delta Blues masters is apparent when she throws herself into a stinging Robert Johnson interpretation, a jumping Robert Junior Lockwood shuffle, or the intricate fingerstylings of Reverend Gary Davis and Mississippi John Hurt. “You either can do the blues or you can’t. Kane can. She has the background, the ability to whip her voice into a growl and play some, yes, kicking slide guitar.” – Jill Hamilton,  Ann Arbor News

Dave Steele first began performing as a barroom acoustic solo guitarist and singer during college in Pennsylvania in the 1970’s. During the 80’s, Steele expanded his interest to electric blues, as a founding member of the Zipper City Blues Band.  After a move to Michigan he formed and led the popular blues band Big Dave and the Ultrasonics. The band featured his big-voiced singing and sly lead guitar work as they swung throughout the U.S. and Canada 150 nights a year, regularly lighting up blues clubs like Buddy Guy’s Legends and the Zoo Bar, while making main stage appearances at festivals like the Montreal Jazz Fest and repeat performances at Portland Waterfront Blues Festival. After four recordings, (the final one on the Burnside label,) the Ultrasonics disbanded.

Steele took a break from performing at the turn on the century, but continued to play at home with Shari. Steele brings a basket of guitar influences to the partnership- single note lines inspired by B. B. King and Charlie Christian, acoustic ragtime and blues fingerpicking, and rhythm guitar, ala Count Basie accompanist Freddie Green – that mesh seamlessly with his wife’s dynamic fingerstyle and slide playing.
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