A night of the blues with acclaimed rising star Katie Henry and special guest Dave Keller!
NJ born singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist Katie Henry has been running nonstop in support of her IBMA and Blues Blast nominated debut album ‘High Road’ and she is not slowing down. Katie and her band have been bringing their unique blend of blues influenced music to the people from one coast to the other. From her musical upbringing in the mountains of North Jersey to cutting her teeth in the New York City circuit, Katie channels all of her experience into her own distinctive sound. Backed by a band of highly touted New Jersey’ players, Katie’s live show is packed with highlights that include epic solos and soulful singalongs. As Stephen Skolarski from Sounds of South says, “Katie Henry is musically fully on the fast lane!”
Ever since renowned guitarist Ronnie Earl chose Dave Keller to sing on his album Living In The Light, Keller’s star has been on the rise. In just a few short years, Keller has been nominated for a Blues Music Award for Best Soul/Blues Album, won the International Blues Challenge Best Self-Released CD Award, and been chosen for Downbeat’s Best Recordings of the Year. With his new CD, Every Soul’s a Star (release date: 10/19/18), on esteemed soul/blues label Catfood Records, Keller fulfills the promise of his earlier recordings. Produced by multiple-Grammy-winning legend Jim Gaines (Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Steve Miller, Tower of Power, Luther Allison, etc.), Keller’s vocals and guitar playing shine on ten new originals, plus one very cool tribute to Aretha Franklin. After relocating from Massachusetts to icy Vermont in 1993, Keller found fertile ground to grow his audience, and has become a household name there. Famous for his live-wire shows, Keller can often be found fifty feet out in the crowd, teasing fiery licks from his trusty Stratocaster, singing off-mike as the audience sings along. Keller has been expanding his base beyond New England these past few years, performing to excited crowds in Florida, California, and the Midwest. Other well-regarded performers have invited him onstage, include John Nemeth, John Primer, Sugaray Rayford, Mike Welch and Mike Ledbetter, Southern Avenue, Alexis P. Suter, the late Big Jack Johnson, and many others.