Festival Fever: Blues, Brews & BBQ @ American Glory, 8/13/11

August 10th, 2011, 4:00 pm by Greg
The Crowmatix: (from left) Professor Louie, Frank Campbell, Miss Marie, Josh Colow and Gary Burke

The Crowmatix: (from left) Professor Louie, Frank Campbell, Miss Marie, Josh Colow and Gary Burke

Blues, brews and BBQ…

It’s just all way too much to squeeze inside Hudson restaurant/hot-spot American Glory BBQ, so owner Joe Fierro is erecting a big tent at the corner of Warren and 5th streets in Hudson and movin’ it all outside on Saturday.

The big outdoor blowout kicks off at 12noon on Saturday, and rolls straight through to 12midnight – a 12 hour marathon of big, bad, beautiful blues music. And it’s FREE. Here’s the schedule of performers:

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Five Firsts: Marty McDermott of the Reverberators

March 8th, 2011, 11:13 am by Greg
Marty McDermott

Marty McDermott

NAME: Marty McDermott
BAND AFFILIATION: The Reverberators
INSTRUMENT: Guitar, harmonica, mandolin

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … It’s with a good dose of embarrassment that I admit that the first record I ever bought (a 45 single) was “Snoopy vs. the Red Baron” by the Royal Guardsmen. However, I can redeem myself by disclosing that the first LP I purchased was “Led Zeppelin II” – one of my favorites that I played to its slow and scratchy demise. I’ve never replaced it in CD, but I should – it still holds up (in my humble opinion). I’m still a fan of Robert Plant and his recent work with T Bone Burnett and the revival of Band of Joy!

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In a Blues Bag

May 28th, 2010, 1:55 pm by Greg

If you’re craving some barbecue but aren’t particularly looking forward to standing next to the hot grill all weekend long, now you’ve got another option.

The American Glory BBQ has just opened its doors in the old firehouse on Warren Street in Hudson. We haven’t been there yet, but the menu looks mighty tasty.

And it looks like there’s going to be some fine music on tap there, too. Bluesman Murali Coryell will be rolling in for a solo acoustic performance at 8:30pm on Saturday.

You just can’t beat that blues ‘n’ brews ‘n’ barbecue combo platter, can you?

And if you’re in the mood for a little blues on the move, you might want to hop on board the Cooperstown Blues Express on Saturday night.

Boarding begins at 6pm on Saturdays from the train depot in Milford, and at 7pm you’ll be rolling down the tracks. It’s a three-hour trip that drops you right back where you started, but along the way there’s plenty of great blues music, a cash bar, food, fun and dancing. Tickets are $16.

The music this Saturday will be provided by George Kilby Jr. – longtime guitarist with Pinetop Perkins – who will be showcasing selections from his new album, “Let the Melody Live On.”

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