M.S.G. will perform at the Hampton History Museum as part of the series on Wednesday, June 19.
Museum promotions director Seamus McGrann said that shows earlier this year by Phoebus Rio and Charles Darden, in addition to the series opener Jackie Scott and the Housewreckers, helped make the series an early success.
"It's really connected with an audience," said McGrann. "The blues especially seems to be a genre that people are looking to hear more of. I want to show the many different incarnations and interpretations of the blues that are in our area. We have such a wealth of renown blues players here, it seems to be a natural fit."
He noted that bluegrass (with Jackass Flats) and honky-tonk country (with Gina Dalmas and her Cow Tippin' Playboys) and R&B (with Myra Smith) will also be represented as the series continues.
"I feel we have a really strong lineup for the next half of the year," McGrann said.
Watch HrTicket.com for my Ticket section story about M.S.G. It will be posted by Thursday afternoon.
Admission for Front Porch events is $3. Doors open at 5 p.m. The Hampton History Museum is located at 120 Old Hampton Lane.
Here's a news release about the series.
M.S.G. – The Acoustic Blues Trio at the Hampton History Museum on Wednesday, June 19, 6-8 pm
Traditional Piedmont blues are being brought to The Hampton History Museum’s Front Porch Music Series by M.S.G. – The Acoustic Blues Trio on Wednesday, June 19, 6-8 pm
M.S.G. - The Acoustic Blues Trio’s style of music has been influenced by the likes of Archie Edwards, Etta Baker, and Cephas & Wiggins. This band can raise the roof with some old-fashioned house party tunes, make you laugh with their witty originals and then make you weep with blues ballads!
The band is comprised of: Jackie Merritt, harmonica; Miles Spicer, guitar; and Resa Gibbs, lead vocalist and percussionist. They all perform with the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation Band. They have performed at numerous regional festivals including: Blues in the 'Burg, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Artscape, and Bayou Boogaloo. They have also had the honor of performing on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage
Admission is free to museum members, $3 for non-members, and includes admission to the museum galleries. Doors open at 5 pm. The Hampton History Museum is located at 120 Old Hampton Lane. There is plenty of free parking in the garage across the street. For more information call 757-727-1610, visit www.HamptonHistoryMuseum.org, or follow Facebook/HamptonHistoryMuseum.
Front Porch Music Series July-December 2013
July 17 Bobby “Blackhat” Waters
Bobby BlackHat brings together the finest blues musicians in Hampton Roads to perform classic, modern, as well as original blues tunes that will keep your toes tappin, and your hips shakin’ all night long.
August 21 The Jukes
“The Jukes” is a 3-piece acoustic band that serves up original and classic blues in a very unique, powerful setting.
September 18 Jackass Flats
With so many instruments at their disposal, the typical set finds the band everywhere from bluegrass, rockabilly, honky tonk, country, western swing, all with the energy and edge that has made the Jackass Flats show a must see.
October 16 Myra Smith Experience
Being exposed to such a variety of cultures and people has given her a distinct sound. Her voice is a perfect blend of her jazz and gospel roots. Her timbre and her soulful smooth sound is what set her apart from the rest.
November 20 Gina Dalmas and the Cow Tippin’ Playboys
Gina Dalmas and her Cow Tippin' Playboys reach deep into the roots of country music, but always end up making magic of their own.
December 18 Danny Fitzgerald the Usual Suspects