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Capitol Blues Night 2012! Ironing Board Sam, Cool John Ferguson, Sol Roots, Big Ron Hunter, Captain Luke!


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Capitol Blues Night Wednesday October 24 at The Hamilton in Washington D.C.! Don’t miss this- it’s not often you get to see Ironing Board Sam, Cool John Ferguson, Big Ron Hunter, Sol Roots, Captain Luke, Ardie Dean all on one ticket! A full Music Maker Blues Revue will be performing and tickets will be $25. The Hamilton has hosted the Blues Revue previously on New Years Eve 2011.

Music Maker Relief Foundation founder Tim Duffy said, “This classic drink-house lineup will be seen in one of Washington DCs finest venues. Ironing Board Sam filled the Blues Tent to capacity at Jazzfest all by himself. Add Cool John Ferguson and Captain Luke, and the show will be just that much more explosive.”

We hope to see you at The Hamilton October 24th! Doors open at 6:30pm, show begins at 7:30pm.

The October 24th show marks the second time Ironing Board Sam will perform at The Hamilton with the Music Maker Blues Revue. This year has been a big one for Sam – he’s released two albums (Going Up and Ninth Wonder of the World of Music), filled the Blues Tent to capacity at the 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and was named Comeback Artist of the Year by Living Blues Magazine. In addition, Sam is playing the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival in mid-October, with two upcoming features in Offbeat Magazine and the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The show at the Hamilton will give DC area music fans a chance to see the artist at the center of all this buzz – and they will not be disappointed.

The Music Maker Blues Revue highlights electric blues, boogie-woogie, R&B and soul music with the performances by Music Maker Relief Foundation partner artists. Music Maker works with these artists to elevate their careers and present them to the world, while preserving Southern musical traditions for future generations.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and lasts until 10 p.m. with doors opening for the event at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be $25 per person. A cash bar and entrées from The Hamilton’s menu will be available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased from The Hamilton’s website.

About the performing artists:

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.”

Luther Mayer, known as “Captain Luke,” has a deep resounding baritone voice that has entertained thousands throughout his long career; the African-American working class of the N.C. Piedmont heavily influences his music.

Ironing Board Sam, a singer, songwriter and pianist, 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. and working with Music Maker.

Big Ron Hunter plays both electric and acoustic guitars in dramatically different styles, varying between R&B, Rock and B.B. King Blues on electric, and his own sound on acoustic.

Sol Roots is a fierce guitarist and soulful singer who, while earning a degree in the Recording Industry, performed throughout the South, fronting his own blues, rock, and soul bands. He has also performed with a range of Blues Legends from Guitar Gabriel to Taj Mahal.

Ardie Dean has drummed for Ernie K-Doe, Bo Diddley, Jerry McCain, Greg Allman, Taj Mahal, and Henry Grey since he began playing the blues in 1969.

visit Music Maker Relief Foundation website for more information on how you can help keep the bluest of the blues alive and additional information on events and artists. Music Maker Relief Foundation

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