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Detroit Blues Heritage Series | Detroit Acoustic Blues

  • 29 Feb 2020
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • The Scarab Club
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Saturday, February 29, 2020 | 2-4:30 pm
Tribute to Classic Detroit Blues
Tickets $10
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Seating is limited 

    The Detroit Blues Society and The Scarab Club present The Detroit Blues Heritage Series “Tribute to Classic Detroit Blues”. 

     The band at this event will be the Hasting Street Boys featuring Brian Miller (Harmonica),  Harry Oman (Guitar), Tino Gross (Drums), Marvin Conrad (Bass). Special Guest will include Mr. B (Mark Braun) on piano and Dan Devins on vocals. We will also have Musician and Author Fred Reif speaking about Detroit Blues History and his new book "Tell 'em 'bout the blues"

    This concert is a celebration of the history of Detroit Blues music. The scene around Detroit’s legendary Paradise Valley was a hotbed of blues in the 1940s and 1950s, with legendary clubs like The Flame Show Bar, Lee’s Sensation, and the 20 Grand featuring the finest urban and jump blues of the day, while the house party scene presided over by John Lee Hooker up and down Hastings street changed the history of blues, and helped give birth to Rock and Roll.

      This music featured at this event of Detroit blues pioneers Big Maceo Merriweather, Boogie Woogie Red, Baby Boy Warren, Bobo Jenkins, Calvin Frazier, Little Sonny, Eddie Burns, and more. Join us as we rock the Scarab Club with a selection of seldom-played tunes by legendary blues artists of the classic era of Detroit blues

       Sponsoring this event will be the Detroit Blues Society is a 501(c) 3 non-profit arts organization and The Scarab Club 501(c) 3 non-profit arts organization. For more information visit the Scarab Club website or contact the Detroit Blues Society at eschenk@comcast.net.


The Scarab Club is supported in part by awards from the Kresge Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation and the National  Endowment for the Arts.

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