Upcoming at the City Winery, NYC: September 26th – Sonny Landreth, and October 12th – Irma Thomas

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Bob Putignano continues with his homegrown and On-Demand Sounds of Blue Radio broadcasts http://www.soundsofblue.com/radioshowsmp3.htm He is 2016's second most pledged to radio program, continuing to celebrate 17 plus years on the air in the NYC area. He is Music Editor for the Yonkers Tribune www.YonkersTribune.com/?s=bob+putignano&submit=Search Direct email to Bob Putignano: BobP@SoundsofBlue.com

Bob Putignano continues with his homegrown and On-Demand Sounds of Blue Radio broadcasts http://www.soundsofblue.com/radioshowsmp3.htm He is 2016’s second most pledged to radio program, continuing to celebrate 17 plus years on the air in the NYC area. He is Music Editor for the Yonkers Tribune . Direct email  to Bob Putignano: BobP@SoundsofBlue.com

Sonny Landreth is a unique southwest Louisiana based guitarist who possesses an unorthodox guitar style that comes from the manner in which he simultaneously plays slide and makes fingering movements. Landreth received notoriety from record executives in Nashville which led to his recording and touring with John Hiatt, and roadwork with John Mayall who recorded Landreth’s radio-friendly “Congo Square.” Landreth also worked with New Orleans bandleader and piano legend Allen Toussaint who makes guest appearances on several tracks on Sonny’s “South of I-10.”

Although his style is completely his own, Landreth cites Robert Johnson as one of his main heroes as well as Charley Patton, Skip James, and Mississippi John Hurt. But Landreth is also open-minded and has high regard for contemporary guitarists (note Landreth’s multiple appearances at Eric Clapton’s Crossroad’s festivals.) Landreth is well regarded by many of the greatest guitar players of the twentieth and twenty-first Centuries.

Sonny Landreth performing at KGSR's Blues on the Green Series in Austin Texas, August 6, 2008. Sonny Landreth (born 1951) is an American blues musician from southwest Louisiana who is known as a slide guitar player. Eric Clapton has said Landreth is "probably the most underestimated musician on the planet and also probably one of the most advanced." Photo by Steve Hopson, courtesy of Flickr.

Sonny Landreth performing at KGSR’s Blues on the Green Series in Austin Texas, August 6, 2008. Sonny Landreth (born 1951) is an American blues musician from southwest Louisiana who is known as a slide guitar player. Eric Clapton has said Landreth is “probably the most underestimated musician on the planet and also probably one of the most advanced.” Photo by Steve Hopson, courtesy of Flickr.

Sonny Landreth will be appearing with Cindy Cashdollar on September 26th.
http://www.citywinery.com/newyork/tickets/sonny-landreth-cindy-cashdollar-9-26.html

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Allen Toussaint tribute by Irma Thomas on October 12th.

Irma Thomas

Irma Thomas is well-known as the Soul Queen of New Orleans and ranks among the Crescent City’s greatest and most enduring musical ambassadors. One of Thomas’ earliest releases “Girl Needs Boy,” inaugurated a collaboration with songwriter, pianist and producer Allen Toussaint that continued throughout her tenure with the Minit label. Although none of her six Minit singles were significant hits, each were brilliant. So it’s no surprise that Thomas will be paying tribute to her fellow Big Easy colleague Allen Toussaint.
http://www.citywinery.com/newyork/allen-toussaint-tribute-w-irma-thomas-10-12.html

Look for Bob Putignano’s concert coverage of Sonny Landreth’s and Irma Thomas’ City Winery performances in future editions of the Yonkers Tribune.

For 17 years Bob Putignano has been pivotal with his Sounds of Blue radio show. Hear new Homegrown Sounds of Blue internet radio shows: http://soundsofblue.com/radioshowsmp3.htm
Sounds of Blue can also be heard every Wednesday at John Sinclair’s www.RadioFreeAmsterdam.com

Previously a contributing editor at Blues Revue, Blueswax, and Goldmine magazines, currently the Music Editor for the Yonkers Tribune  & www.MakingAScene.org Bob was also the 2003 recipient of the “Keeping the Blues Alive” award (given by the Blues Foundation in Memphis) for his achievements in radio broadcasting. Putignano can be contacted at: BobP@SoundsofBlue.com

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