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Johnny Winter Remembrance Concert featuring The Johnny Winter Band with Special Guests Gary Hoey, Jay Stollman, Debbie Davies, James Montgomery and Surprise Guests

Infinity Norfolk

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Thu, September 18, 2014
Norfolk, CT
Show: 8 PM

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Price: $39 - $49
On Sale: Aug 21, 2014

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Blues Rock
Johnny Winter Remembrance Concert featuring The Johnny Winter Band with Special Guests Gary Hoey, Jay Stollman, Debbie Davies, James Montgomery and Surprise Guests

Gary Hoey, Jay Stollman, Debbie Davies, James Montgomery (and a few special surprise guests as well) join The Johnny Winter Band in an emotional remembrance concert that promises to be a blues bash like no other. Amazing musicians and fans alike will have a chance to gather and celebrate the music and spirit of one of the greatest Blues Guitarists of all time. If you’re a fan of Johnny and/or the Blues in general, you can’t miss this one….it’s going to be a very, very special evening.

Gary Hoey

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Artist Bio

ARTIST INFO

World renowned, rock guitarist, Gary Hoey takes on the Blues with his new album, “Deja Blues,” available now on Wazoo Music Group. “This is an album of original blues songs I’ve wanted to record for a long time. The Blues has always been near and dear to my heart. I have so much respect for it. When I’m recording a blues song, it’s a 5 minute journey and you can’t take a breath, you can’t keep punching in the recording button to fix stuff or it loses the vibe.”

At sixteen, Hoey often lingered outside Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music making friends and offering to pay for lessons. To devote more of his time to music, the prodigy would cut high school classes so that he could hone his guitar playing skills all the while playing Boston’s local clubs and teaching guitar to avoid a day job and keep the guitar in his hands.

Hoey’s first break came in 1987 when Ozzy Osbourne showed up in Boston looking for a guitarist. Osborne liked Hoey’s tape enough to fly him to LA for an audition. The gig went to Zakk Wylde but Ozzy suggested Hoey move to LA seeing his talent. He took Ozzy’s advice and with $17,000 he saved from teaching Hoey loaded the U-Haul and drove across country to LA. In 1992 Hoey released “Heavy Bones” on Waner Bros. a rock vocal album with Frankie Banali on drums from Quiet Riot. Heavy Bones got caught in the grunge backlash and the album went unnoticed with a million dollar debt after album cost, promotion and video the band got dropped. 1993 Hoey asked Warner Bros. if he could record a low budget album for fun of instrumental rock. He recorded the successful “Animal Instinct” album ($15,000 budget) which included a
cover of the Focus hit, “Hocus Pocus”. Not only did the hit rocket into the Billboard Top 5, outpacing all other singles as the most frequently played rock song of the year, but the album went on to reach classic rock notoriety. With a collection of 19 albums it’s no wonder Gary Hoey is listed as one of the top 100 guitarists of all time.

Jay Stollman

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www.jaystollman.com/live.html

Jay Stollman has achieved unparalleled success as one of the most popular vocalists in the Greater New York region. Jay and his band have performed around the world to enthusiastic audiences and rave reviews. They’ve shared the concert stage with musical legends such as James Brown, Wilson Pickett, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Jose Feliciano and Tower of Power, to name just a few. Jay has had the honor of performing at events for Mariah Carey, Brian Williams (NBC Nightly News),NY Yankees pitching star David Cone, and the 90th Birthday Celebration for Les Paul at the Gibson Guitar showroom in NYC. Jay’s vocals, a dynamic fusion of Blue Eyed Soul and Rock & Roll, together with the strong grooves and amazing musicianship of his band, always provide a top notch, unique musical experience.

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Debbie Davies

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www.debbiedavies.com

Having gotten her break with a supporting role in Albert Collins’ Icebreakers, Debbie has gone on to be one of the most outstanding guitarists in the blues world. In 1997 and again in 2010 she received the ultimate recognition by receiving the W.C. Handy Award for “Best Contemporary Female Blues Artist”.  Debbie continues to solidify her reputation as a blues guitarist, singer andwriter whose legacy will prove influential to legions of blues fans to come.

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