The Northern Arizona Blues Alliance and The Flagstaff Arts Council
Coconino Center for the Arts, proudly presents:
THE BLUES ROAD TO MEMPHIS
WHEN: November 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
WHERE: Coconino Center for the Arts
Joe Kopecki, 2018, 2019 winner of the Phoenix Blues Society IBC solo/duo category.
“Innocent Joe” Kopecki is a masterful guitarist, singer and songwriter of the blues. When he is not busy fronting his own band, Innocent Joe and the Hostile Witnesses, Joe can be found performing his original blues music as a solo artist on the best well known blues festival stages in Arizona. The Chandler Jazz Festival, Flagstaff Blues and Brews Festival, Sedona Red Rock Blues Festival 2 and the Camp Verde Blues Project Show are some of the 2019 “big stage gigs” that Joe has performed at. In late summer Joe finished his studio album, “Just Me and My Innocent Self.” This is Joe’s 2nd album and the songs were inspired and written to showcase his talent when he competes in Memphis Tenn this winter. The album has charted on the Roots Music Report under the category of acoustic blues music and has received critical acclaim and airplay in both the United States and abroad.
The Swamp Poets Duo, 2019 winner of the Northern Arizona Blues Alliance solo/duo category.
Chris Berry and “Tall” Paul Epoch are the Swamp Poets Duo. They have been performing together for over twenty years. Chris is the vocalist and guitarist of the duo while “Tall” Paul is is recognized as one of the best harmonica players in the state of Arizona. Whether they are performing as a duo or in their current band configuration, The Electric Swamp Poets, their swampy New Orleans influences can always be heard in their original blues music. Besides being a session player with some of the music industry’s greats, Chris has a long list of studio production and album design credits for such names as Billy Preston, Delbert McClinton and the Stone Temple Pilots to just name a few. “Tall Paul” too has laid down many tracks in the studio for different musical projects and has many theatrical credits to his name as an accomplished actor. Together, the Swamp Poets Duo always have good times with their high energy mix of acoustic blues.
The show will take place on Saturday, November 16th 2019, doors are at 6:30pm and the show will start at 7pm. Tickets are $15 advance/ $18 day of show. (Arts Council Members receive 10% discount! Contact the CCA for details.) Tickets can be purchased online, in person at Coconino Center for the Arts. All ticket sales are final – no refunds will be issued.
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Sedona Red Rockin Blues Festival
September 6 and 7, 2019
Friday Night, the 6th at the Mary Fisher Theater - tickets and show information
7:00-8:00PM - Leon J
8:15-9:15PM - Chuck Hall
Saturday Afternoon, the 7th at the Posse Grounds Amphitheater (FREE)
12:00-1:00PM - Joe Kopicki
1:15-2:15 - Big Daddy D w/Ray DeSylvester
2:30-3:30 - Diana Rein
3:45-4:45 - Mother Road Trio
5:00-6:00 -JBad and the Witness Protection Band
ONGOING BLUES JAM, every other Sunday 2-5PM at the Windsock Lounge 1385 Iron Springs Rd, Prescott, AZ, 86305 ph.928-776-7309, Hosted by the Scott O'Neal Band.
Dates: Nov 3, 17, Dec 1, 15, 29, Jan 12, 26, Feb 9, 23.
Day of the Living Blues Harp 2 Festival, Watson Lake, PRESCOTT (FREE!)
1:00-1:40 - Ray DeSylvester and Garry Seagal
2:00-2:40 - Poppy Harpman w/NAZBA house band
3:00-3:40 - Taul Paul w/Swamp Poets
4:00-4:40 - Larry Polk and Superchief
August 31, 2019