Honor the bluesmen…
The New York Blues Hall of Fame is growing bigger and bigger. Nippertown has hosted quite a few induction ceremonies over the past couple of years from Pauly’s Hotel in Albany (November, 2012) to the Saratoga City Tavern in Saratoga Springs (August, 2013).
At 6pm on Sunday (June 1), Club Helsinki in Hudson will host the next induction ceremony and concert. As usual, Blues Ambassador Michael Packer & His Blues Band will emcee 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:
James “Yank” Rachell (posthumously)
Leon “Butch” Dener
Terry Johnson & the Swamp Drivers
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