Sacramento Blues Society's " 14th Annual Hall of Fame Awards" set for Sunday, September 25 at Harlow's
Sunday, Sept. 25
2708 J St./Sacramento
Tix: SBS members: $15, GA-$20
Advance tix highly encouraged www.harlows.com/event/2022-sacramento-blues-society-hall-of-fame-awards/
This is the 14th anniversary of the popular afternoon-into-evening event. The Hall of Fame honorees are chosen each year in recognition of their contributions to the preservation and promotion of the blues
in Sacramento for at least 20 years.
This years inductees are:
(Full bios of all inductees are on the SBS website: HTTPS://WWW.SACBLUES.ORG/HALL-OF-FAME1.HTML
The special musical presentation this year is a 90-minute multimedia and live theatrical work, "A Blues Revue." Written by SBS member Nan Mahon, and with Musical Director/HOF member
Mick Martin, the "Revue" encompasses the vast historical locale-driven story of the ground-breaking genre told in eleven "chapters"-- from Classic Women Blues to Delta Blues to New Orleans Blues, Memphis Blues,
West Coast Blues, Chicago Blues, on all the way up to modern day Austin, Texas Blues.
The production includes fifteen SBS member/performers, many of whom are HOF members themselves, and will include two of the 2022 HOF class, Chris Fraire & Leigh Lunetta.
Ray "Catfish" Copeland
Beth Reid Grigsby
As in years past, the after-event showcase/jam is at the Torch Club from 6 pm-8pm.
The south wall of the Torch Club is the SBS Hall of Fame Wall where framed photos of all HOF winners are located. Past inductees include Mick Martin, Johnny Heartsman, Arbess Williams, Rick Estrin and Lil Charlie Baty, Ray "Catfish" Copeland, and the Texiera Family, owners of the Torch Club since 1934.