Clyde’s of Gallery Place will host “Capitol Blues Night” to benefit Music Maker Relief Foundation’s programming. Music Maker partner artists Cool John Ferguson and Ironing Board Sam will perform at the event, which only has one hundred tickets available.
The “legendary” (Billboard) Ironing Board Sam was a house musician on
the first televised African-American music revue called “Night Train”
and then became one of the best-loved entertainers on the Crescent
City’s music scene, before relocating to N.C. It was just announced that
he will be returning to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
lineup for 2015, and has recently been profiled in Offbeat Magazine.
Cool John Ferguson, of Beaufort, S.C., began playing the guitar at 3
years old and has been called by blues legend Taj Mahal “…among the five
greatest guitarists in the world.” Cool John was recently profiled in
Ironing Board Sam – Cherry Pie
Cool John Ferguson – The Cat Ate the Rat, the Rat Ate the Wizard
The event is co-sponsored by Puckett & Associates and Clyde’s
Restaurant Group. Bill Puckett of Puckett & Associates and Bart
Farrell and Tom Meyer Clyde’s Restaurant Group are members of Music
Maker’s Board of Directors. Clyde’s has been hosting Capitol Blues
Nights for five years to raise funds and awareness for Music Maker,
which helps roots musicians in need to develop their careers and meet
their day-to-day needs. The event brings together Music Maker artists
who perform and mingle with the audience in an intimate setting.
“We are so grateful to Bill, Tom and Bart for their wonderful generosity
to our mission, and for bringing great Music Maker artists to
Washington, D.C.,” said Tim Duffy, Music Maker’s founder. “Ironing Board
Sam and Cool John playing in the same night is an epic show, not to be
missed. It will be an intimate night of excellent music, incredible
food, and fellowship. Clyde’s recreates a true juke joint atmosphere in
the heart of D.C.”
Capitol Blues Night will be March 12th from 7:30pm – 10:30pm at Clydes
of Gallery Place. Tickets will include the show, beer and wine and an
assortment of heavy hors d'oeuvres. Tickets can be purchased for $100
from Music Maker’s website, http://www.musicmaker.org, or directly from
Clyde’s of Gallery Place at shop.clydes.com.