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April 13, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Chris Turner & Rachel Maloney & Friends
April 13, 2012
12.00/10.00 BluMembers & Students
Grab your instruments and/or dancing shoes and head over to BluSeed Studios on April 13th where once again BluSeed will present the Whompers. The Whompers is a Rhode Island based band consisting of Chris Turner, Rachel Maloney, and a special group of friends from the Tri-Lakes Region, which come together to create high-energy ecstatic old-time, blues, and British Isles music by a gathering of musical friends from all over the east coast and both sides of the Atlantic. Lead singer Chris Turner, originally from the UK, is a world-class harmonica player who has opened for the Rolling Stones and played with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra. Mainstay accomplices in the musical mayhem are Rachel Maloney on fiddle (North Carolina and Rhode Island), with locals Curt Stager (banjo), Kary Johnson (bass), Michael Martin (guitar), Sue Grimm (accordion), and Pete McConville (bodhran). Special guests will include sea chanteyman and uke player Jerry Bryant from Amherst, MA, and for the first time, renowned percussionist Steen Luke and his son, Aske, both coming from Denmark specifically for this event. Don’t miss it!