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Nippertown.com sends our congrats out to John Rice and Courtney Blackwell Rice on the birth of their brand new baby girl, Hazel Julia Rice, who arrived on Saturday, April 17, weighing in at eight pounds and 12 ounces. Both parents are members of the Blackwell Sinners, and John Rice also plays in country/blues band the Red Haired Strangers.
Just three weeks before the arrival, mom Courtney was gigging with the Blackwell Sinners at The Linda in Albany at a benefit for the JC Club. Read our review here.
Now that’s what we call a real commitment to the band…
After a couple of years at Red Square – where the attendance was sparse to say the least – the annual Roots Music Festival moved uptown to The Linda, and the new home was a perfect fit.
Emceed by Chris Wienk of WEXT-FM, it was a splendid night – four and a half hours of non-stop music, all for a good cause. The fest was a benefit concert for the JC Club, which provides lunches for hungry inner-city kids in Albany.
The Blackwell Sinners – a family quartet led by siblings Chris and Courtney Blackwell – kicked off the evening with some back-porch country tunes, and by the time the very pregnant Courtney leaned into the microphone to sing the ballad, “Please Say Hello,” there was already a couple waltzing around the back of the theater.