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LIVE: NYS Blues Hall of Fame Induction @ Orpheum Performing Arts Center, 2/16/13

Monday, March 25th, 2013
Professor & The Crowmatix with Marie and Linda Nicholls' Greene Room Show Choir

Professor Louis & The Crowmatix with Marie and Linda Nicholls’ Greene Room Show Choir

Review and photographs by Wanda Callagy

Though more than a month has passed, the Orpheum Performing Arts Center in Tannersville may still echo with some of the great blues music performed at the New York Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, February 16. The event drew more than 300 blues enthusiasts to see the latest inductees perform.

Michael Packer, president and ambassador of the organization, was enthusiastic about honoring both Kerry Kearney and Big Joe Fitz, as well as the crowd that gathered there to welcome them.

“What a fabulous night! It was a great performance by the artists and what a warm appreciative audience of blues lovers attended!,” Packer said.

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New York State Blues Hall of Fame Inductions on Saturday

Friday, February 15th, 2013
 Kerry Kearney and Big Joe Fitz

Inductees Kerry Kearney and Big Joe Fitz

Story by Wanda Callagy

Tickets have been selling quickly for the upcoming New York Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Concert on Saturday (February 16), and Main Street in Tannersville will certainly be lively when the doors of the Orpheum Performing Arts Center open at 7pm.

Inductees include Kerry Kearney, known for his blues slide guitar skills, and Big Joe Fitz, a fundamental figure in keeping the blues on the air with his radio presence in the region. Guitarist Greg Dayton will kick off the line-up of talented musicians performing during the evening. Members and past honorees Bill Sims, Jr. and Sonny Rock will also play. Professor Louie & the Crowmatix will serve as the house band and will also join up with the Greene Room Show Choir directed by Linda Nicholls.

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