Posted by: Drew | April 7, 2008

The Shore Is A Rockin with a Bevy Of Blues – Long Branch – Jersey Shore – Friday April 11th

If the Shores a Rockin Don’t Bother Knockin, Just Come On In!

Local and National Blues Heroes Support Ground Zero Workers

It’s a house-rockin’ time on Friday, April 11th as legendary bluesman Hubert Sumlin, The Billy Hector Band and BBQ Bob & The Spare Ribs perform a bevy of blues in support of the FealGood Foundation.

The concert will take place at The Brighton Bar in Long Branch, located at 121 Brighton Ave, and will begin at 7 P.M. A minimum donation of $15 per person is required to attend. Ages 18 and up to enter. 100% of the proceeds benefit the charity.

“In the wake of the widely covered arrest of accused con man Fred Parisi last Saturday, and the black eye this gave to legitimate 9-11 causes, we need to remind the public that there are solid foundations working diligently to aid and advocate for the individuals suffering from catastrophic illnesses and financial difficulties related to the attacks on the World Trade Center.”, said John Feal, founder of the FealGood Foundation and 9-11 rescue worker with first-hand knowledge of the burdens the after-math continues to bring to those who responded. Although based in Long Island, the FealGood Foundation helps many first responders from New Jersey.

Benefit concert gears up for the FREEDOM RUN AND FESTIVAL on May 10th, sponsored by Bergen County Harley Davidson. Event is free and provides food, games, vendors and entertainment by NYC based tribute band, The Rolling Bones. All are welcome. For further information on the Freedom Run and Festival call 201-843-6930.


Legendary bluesman Hubert Sumlin’s career has spanned over a half-century, most notably linking him to Howlin’ Wolf. Sumlin has received numerous Blues Music Awards, a Grammy nomination, a spot on Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Guitarist list and a signature model Gibson guitar. His touring and recording partners are extensive and have included music icons Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Levon Helm, Muddy Waters, James Cotton and David Johansen.

Front Man Billy Hector has taken home three Asbury Park Music Awards for Best Guitarist, Best Blues Band, and the Living Legend Award. Music critic Bob Makin of the East Coast Rocker states, “Billy plays with guts and displays some of the best chops you’ll see anywhere.” A prolific writer, Hector has fourteen albums and a DVD to his credit and is also a touring guitarist with blues giant Hubert Sumlin.

First performing at the Furnald Folk Fest at Columbia University back in 1981, BBQ Bob’s savory themed blues band has been rocking the New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey club scenes for over 25 years. They’ve been staples in major NY blues venues such as Dan Lynch’s, Chicago Blues, The Rodeo Bar and the original Lone Star Café.

Submitted by Joni Forte of Guitarbeque fame and Anne Marie Bauman of FealGood Foundation


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