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      September 9, 2017

      Saturday   8:00 PM

      181 State Street
      Portland, Maine 04101

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      Blues Prophets

      Blues Prophets are a Blues band from Maine formed in the 70's! They've played with Muddy Waters, Koko Taylor, Prof. Longhair, Pinetop Perkins..and more! The Blues Prophets began as “The New England Blues Prophets” rehearsing in the basement of a house in Norridgewock, Maine in 1976, where they were introducing local audiences to a new music genre. To the band’s amazement, patrons embraced a combo that played the blues, and nothing but the blues. Songwriter Larry John McNally wrote, “This is good-time music for dancing and having fun, not for crying in your beer.”

      The band traveled to the four corners of Chicago, played many stages in New Orleans, Boston, Washington, D.C., throughout Maine and New England, constantly honing their craft. During their travels, the boys worked with legends of the day like Muddy Waters & Koko Taylor.

      “Keep on Jukin’” pays tribute to music the Blues Prophets have been devoted to for more than forty years. Today, combined with his earthy vocal style, Doug Wainoris continues making great guitar sounds. These talents garnered him a role in the 1998 Telarc recording, “The Songs of Willie Dixon.” Jamie “Jake” Isaacson plays some of the best blues piano around while co-producing the twenty-year-old North Atlantic Blues Festival. Able voiced drummer Jeff Davison, along with Jack Tukey’s tasteful and solid bass, create an effervescent pocket for carrying the groove. Harmonica marvel “DW” Gill penned and expressively vocalized several respectable blues tunes on the CD.

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