1728 Coffee House Features the Blues
by Paul Saulnier 9/30/12
1728 Coffeehouise Sings the Blues
Walk That Walk Blues returned to Jordan Hall for an encore performance September 29,2012.
In the video above, Poppa C tells the audience what to expect in tonight's concert.
Judging form the crowd that filled the 1728 Coffehouse, Hollistonians dig the blues.
Dinner, dessert, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks were available before and during the performance.
The four-member band covered tunes of the great blues bands of yesteryear.
A brief history of the great blues musicians and singers was given before Walk That Walk Blues played a couple of their hits. The sound filled the hall like a band with 8 or 10 members.
Motown native and guitarist Chuck "Poppa" DeSnyder is the lead singer and plays both "regular" and slide guitar.
James "Stickman" Waldron also performs vocals but his real contribution is his harmonica. If you could earn a degree in harmonica, Stickman would have a PhD.
Bassist Mike Barrows usually hides in the shadows until Poppa coaxes him out to center stage to pound out some really great licks on his Fender bass. Randi Laak keeps everyone in time on the drums.
Event organized Linda Schumaker was very happy with the turn out. Linda holds these occasional events to raise money, tonight to pay off Jordan Hall's sound system which stood up well to tonight's performance. Stay tuned for 1728 Coffee House's next event, an open mike night, still in the conceptual stage.
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