Northeast Blues Harmonica Showcase
NORTHEAST BLUES HARMONICA SHOWCASE!
GET YOUR ADVANCED TICKETS NOW! THESE SHOWS TEND TO SELL OUT!
Black-eyed Sally’s is thrilled to welcome back one of our most popular shows that you do not want to miss. Folks get your tickets early as these shows tend to sell out, oh Btw your dancin’ shoes!
“The Northeast Blues Harmonica Showcase” Features four thrilling, jaw-dropping east coast blues harmonica masters backed by a butt kickin’ blues band featuring some of today’s premier blues musicians.
THE HARP PLAYERS!
“BARBEQUE BOB” MAGLINTE!
“Barbeque Bob is one of Boston’s best-kept secrets and is certainly in the same league as area locals Magic Dick, Annie Raines, James Montgomery, Jim Fitting, Sugar Ray Norcia, and Jerry Portnoy. In fact, comparisons to Kim Wilson and Rod Piazza would be more accurate.”
“Bob “isn’t just one of the very best harp players in Boston, but one of the very best, period!” The late, great West Coast harmonica virtuoso William Clarke has described his playing as “powerful and very well focused. Muddy Waters/Eric Clapton Harp man” Jerry Portnoy”
Bob also had the privilege to be a part of a recording session for part of the soundtrack of the hit movie, “Fried Green Tomatoes,” with the released track being a cover of a Lightnin’ Slim classic, “Rooster Blues,” which was credited as Peter Wolf And Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, featuring Peter Wolf on vocals, Ronnie Earl on guitar, Dave Maxwell on piano, Michael “Mudcat “ Ward on bass and Per Hansen on drums. Jay Miller, Quincy Patriot-Ledger
“Barbeque Bob Licks Blues Competition’. Blues harpist Barbeque Bob was crowned winner of the 6th Annual Boston Blues Challenge at Harper’s Ferry. Barbeque, whose real name is Bob Maglinte, performed with his scrappy trio, The Rhythm Aces, beating finalists Johnny Hoy & The Bluefish, Mike Duke & The Soul Twisters, and Walk That Walk. Bob’s stage presence separated him from his competitors.” – Greg Riebman, Boston Herald
WALLY “Sweet Daddy” GREANEY !
Up next, get yourself ready to rock with Sweet Daddy’s fat toned Harmonica, soul drenched Vocals and Soulful Saxophone!
Wally Greaney formed the popular Chicago Blues group “Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze” in 1990.
Through the years the band has grown its European fan base while touring over-seas for 25 years! Back home the band toured regularly on the east coast until 2008.
Fast forward to 2023, with the release of their 6th disc recording, Sweet Daddy continues to work at a successful Blues career which had already spanned over 35 yrs.
“Sweet Daddy” has also recorded with “Matt Guitar” Murphy from “The Blues Brothers” along with “Jaimoe” from The Allman Brothers”, and “Kenny Johnson” from the James Cotton Band. Wally has also worked with John Kay from Steppenwolf and has shared the stage with Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, James Cotton, Ko Ko Taylor, Junior Wels, Taj Mahal and Bo Didley.
Soul-Soaked Blues Harmonica player and Vocalist Scott Bronnes has been a mainstay in the New England music scene for the last 40 years, Scott Bronnes enjoys sharing his love and respect & passion for the Blues, Classic Soul, RnB, Jazz, Country and all roots music with fellow music lovers.
Whether singing his heart out, or laying down the greasiest of grooves on harp, Scott leaves it all on stage every night. Rather than just recycling harp licks from the greats, Scott has developed his compelling originality by serving the song, playing and singing in sweet tones on a soul ballad or wailing on a down home Blues number with crunchy, over driven Harp & whisper to a scream vocals.
DAVE “Kosher Kid” ROBBINS!
Oh my, yet another fire-breathing blues harp master and vocalist. Dave Robbins gigs extensively as founder of the popular Chicago blues act “The Incredible Amplifires.” Dave also works with Muddy Waters’ eldest son, Mud Morganfield when touring New England and can be seen regularly with folk blues guitar phenom, Orb Mellon.
Through the years Dave Robbins has shared the stage with James Cotton, Southside Johnny, Junior Wells, KoKo Taylor, Sugar Ray & The Blue Tones, James Montgomery Band, Dennis Gruenling, Steve Guyger, Jerry Portnoy, Bruce Katz, Adam Gussow and others.