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D. A. Foster & the Shaboo All-Stars & Friends A Musical Extravaganza to Benefit Work for Vessels for Vets

Infinity Hartford


Sat, May 13, 2017
Hartford, CT
Show at 8 PM

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Blues / Rock
D. A. Foster & the Shaboo All-Stars & Friends A Musical Extravaganza to Benefit Work for Vessels for Vets

Audiences looking for a rocking good time can always count on David Foster & The Shaboo All-Stars. A long-established force in the Connecticut music scene, Foster has assembled a team of top-notch musicians who provide a solid night of entertainment. Joining them are legendary Hartford Rock N’ Roll band Duke & the Esoterics. These two great bands come together for a night of musical fun to raise money and awareness for Work Vessels for Vets, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting returning vets to start a business or return to an education pursuit.

D.A. Foster & The Shaboo All-Stars

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Artist Bio

DA Foster has been a fixture on the New England club circuit for decades now. His direct involvement with the music scene by way of the legendary Shaboo Inn has been an integral part of many of today's most widely known artists and musicians. DA's newest album "The Real Thing" is certain to be a hallmark of great R&B and Blues tunes, and will be a must have item in any music aficionado's collection. For all the years that DA has shone his light upon the greats of our day, now he's gettin' a turn.

D.A. Foster has been singing professionally since he was 14 years old. Of all the genres of music he has covered, he loves singing the blues the most; the intricacy of the music and the connection to human feelings, touching people's souls is what gives him the mojo and drive to get out and perform. It's the foundation for all American popular music. D.A. likes to quote Muddy Waters – "the blues had a baby and they called it rock and roll." It's honest music. D.A. feels most comfortable singing the blues and perhaps his voice and personal history naturally rooted him into that comfort zone. Starting at 19 and during his 20's, he cut his teeth on the blues being one of the owners of the legendary R&B and jazz nightclub, a 1000-capacity road house, the Shaboo Inn from 1971-1982 in northeastern Connecticut.

D.A. credits Dick Waterman, who in 1972 managed Bonnie Raitt, Roomful of Blues, and Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, for developing Shaboo's audience in the beginning. It was Waterman who provided the Shaboo access for key finds in the blues world. He opened the door for the respect the club received because of the blues artists that he booked. For its time and secondary market location in the northeast, The Shaboo was on the same level as the other famous clubs in major markets like The Bottom Line in NYC, Paul's Mall and the Jazz Workshop in Boston, The Main Point in Philadelphia, and the Cellar Door in Washington, D.C.

Duke & the Esoterics

Duke & the Esoterics is a shameless Hartford-area Rock & Roll band which has played essentially the same set list since it was formed in 1981. When asked about this, Duke, the band's self-appointed spokesperson, goes on the attack, Trump-style, and questions the savvy, patriotism and fashion choices of the questioner.

The band is PUMPED to open for the Shaboo All Stars once again this year at Infinity, and is honored to support Work Vessels for Veterans!


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