Induction ceremonies for the New York State Blues Hall of Fame seem to be popping up every couple of months. In the past year, area ceremonies have been conducted at Pauly’s Hotel in Albany (November, 2012), the Orpheum Performing Arts Center in Tannersville (February) and the Saratoga City Tavern in Saratoga Springs (August).
At 2pm on Sunday (November 3), Club Helsinki in Hudson will host the next induction ceremony. As usual, Blues Ambassador Michael Packer & His Blues Band will host the day’s festivities, inducting the region’s top blues artists into the Blues Hall of Fame, which is dedicated to honoring and showcasing legendary, master and great local blues artists from around the world. Tickets are $15.
Here are the inductees for Sunday’s ceremonies:
Among the bluesmen slated for induction at Club Helsinki are many Woodstock and Hudson Valley-based performers, including keyboardist Bruce Katz (Gregg Allman Band, Delbert McClinton Band, John Hammond); singer-guitarist Murali Coryell; singer-harmonicat Chris O’Leary (Levon Helm & the Barnburners); singer-guitarist Tas Cru; multi-instrumentalist and singer Chris Zaloom; guitarist Chris Vitarello; singer-songwriter-saxophonist-pianist Jay Collins (Allman Brothers Band, Levon Helm, Donald Fagen and the Dukes of September); guitarist-keyboardist Ross Rice (Steve Earle, Steve Forbert, Peter Frampton); Rick Surrano of Athens; and singer-songwriter-guitarist Nick Bukuvalas.
Saratoga’s Got the Blues: Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Sunday, 8/11/13
New York State Blues Hall of Fame Inductions in Tannersville on Saturday, 2/16/13
Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony @ Pauly’s Hotel, 11/11/12