WESTPORT, Conn. -- Legendary blues pianist and Westporter Mark Naftalin and percussionist Barry Urich will perform blues classics in a performance at the Westport Library.
The performance will be Sunday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m. in the McManus Room.
The program is free and open to the public.
Naftalin, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2015 with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, will perform on acoustic piano. He will perform blues classics and his own compositions, which include pieces such as Blues for Percy (an homage to his friend--blues great Jimmy Yancey) and Rock and Roll Boogie.
Naftalin is known as a blues stylist; his music also draws on country, gospel, R&B, folk, soul, jazz and rock and roll. His musical collaborations have included artists Van Morrison and John Lee Hooker.
Fairfield County percussionist Barry Urich has performed with the area’s top bands as well as with International recording artists, from Connecticut's blues rock band, "Blue In The Face," to Lester Chambers of The Chambers Brothers and Jose Feliciano. As the house drummer at "Black Eyed Sallys," he has shared the stage with Johnny Winter, Delbert Mcclinton, Johnny Lang, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray and Dr. John.
For more information, call 203-291-4800 or click here .
The Westport Library is at 20 Jesup Road.
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