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BAZA Concert~ Thursday, 5/25/2017 @ 6:00 *INSIDE due to weather

BAZAJust announced 2017 winner of the Granite State Blues Society’s 8th Annual Blues Competition ~ Solo/Duo category!  This qualifies Baza to represent to New Hampshire in Memphis, TN next January.

Baza celebrates the tradition of the harmonica and guitar duo playing the blues of the 1920s through the 1940s. They perform the music of early blues artists from the rich fertile region of the Mississippi Delta to the low rolling hills of the East Coast Piedmont with deep respect, affection and authenticity, in a style that has been described as “gritty and soulful”.

Baza is Doug Philbrook, guitar, vocals and foot percussion and Geof “Goody” Goodell, harmonica and vocals.

Doug’s conversion to the blues was cemented through the recordings of Delta blues icon Robert Johnson. Soaking in the polyrhythmic sounds and the “tough living” lyrical poetry of this music, Doug was hooked. His playing on National Steel resonator guitars employs a variety of blues tunings, picking and bottleneck styles. His vocals are emotive and evocative of the classic blues howlers.

Geof’s blues journey began with the music John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and harmonica stylist,Paul Butterfield. Geof’s playing is melodic, rhythmic and uplifting. His solo voice passionate and vocal harmonies “spot on.”

Together they conjure the sounds of the “Deep Blues” with wailing harmonica, sharp vocal harmonies and driving steel guitar rhythms. They play songs of hard living, love, loss and celebration. They create a picture of the blues through the songs and stories of its pioneers and the times they lived. Their stage performances are informative, insightful, educational, musical and fun. Their audiences leave satisfied and blues converts.

Bring your lawn chair or spread out a blanket and enjoy a delightful evening of music as part of our Concerts in the Courtyard – 2017 Summer Concert Series!  *In the event of inclement weather this event will be moved indoors.

The Friends of the Kimball Library sponsor this program.

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