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Friday, February 24, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EST)
Join the 10th Street Blues Band for an evening of blues as they bring hits from the 1950s and ‘60s alive.
Blues music is a key part of Louisville’s history, with its roots dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. Several legendary blues artists called the River City home, including Sylvest Weaver, who recorded the first blues guitar record in 1923. Other local blues legends include Bill Gaither, Sarah Martin, Helen Humes and Edmonia Henderson.
The 10th Street Blues Band has been featured at The Kentucky Folk Life Festival in Frankfort and in blues clubs and festivals statewide. Sonny Sitgraves (drums), James Watkins (bass), Billy Bird (vocals and harmonica) and Pen Bogert (guitar) have been playing together for more than 10 years. Bogert, a former Filson staff member, will provide an overview of the history of blues, with music to be enjoyed throughout the rest of the evening. Materials relating to blues history will also be on display.
Wine, beer and light refreshments will be served. Doors will open at 7 p.m., with music beginning at 7:30 p.m. The cost for this event is $20 for Filson members and $25 for non-members.
Reservations are required; please call The Filson at 635-5083 or visit us online at www.filsonhistorical.org to reserve your place today!
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The Filson Historical Society
The Filson has been collecting, preserving, and telling the significant stories of Kentucky and Ohio Valley history and culture since 1884.