Tuesday, November 7, 2017

FREE Blues Concert at Bo Diddley Plaza w/ Gracie Curran & Local Showcase in Gainesville Nov 10, 2017

Gracie Curran
Downtown Blues Concert at 
Bo Diddley Community Plaza 

North Central Florida Blues Society 
Regional International Blues
Challenge Winners also to Perform

Friday, November 10, 2017 ~ 7pm
Bo Diddley Plaza
(Corner of E. University Ave and SE 1st St)
111 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601

Gracie Curran &The High Falutin' Band is coming to Gainesville for a FREE show courtesy of the The North Central Florida Blues Society. They will be the headliners at the Downtown Blues Concert at Gainesville's Bo Diddley Community Plaza on Friday, November 10, 2017 to kick off the Downtown Festival & Art Show weekend. 

Boston native Curran has rocked houses all across the country, becoming a crowd favorite, known for not only her amazing voice, but her comedic stage banter and hugely entertaining live show. Her unique presence and ability to connect to any audience led her band to be named Boston's Best Blues Band in 2012 and garnered a 2014 Blues Music Award Nomination for Best New Artist. Along with a stunningly soulful voice, Curran’s trademark is her infectious, whoop-it-up enthusiasm that draws people in and shares the good time that she is clearly having. “It’s about sharing the things that sit deep in your soul. It’s unfiltered”, Curran said “It’s as honest as you can be with yourself and that's a very powerful thing.”

Blues Blast Magazine called her a “powerhouse” and said “Occasionally a vocalist comes along with such a presence that they command everyone’s undivided attention. Talent as seen here deserves to be heard. With the right exposure, this band should have no trouble in attaining the success that they truly deserve."

And while the key that drives the praise of this band is Curran and her sultry smooth voice that has brought comparisons to Blues sirens and Soul giants of the past, her backing band is also extremely tight and versatile. Together they make earth-shaking and groove-making Blues that is a guaranteed crowd favorite.

Curran takes the stage at 9 pm, with Mr. Aullie and the DevilJays opening the show. Mr. Aullie has been writing songs about his experiences and memories growing up in Florida since the mid-seventies. He was a member of the Blues duo Cracker the Box. He is the winner of the Gamble Rogers tribute song contest in 2013, the 2017 Our Santa Fe River song contest and the solo performer winner of the 2017 North Central Florida Blues Society’s Regional Blues Challenge.

The DevilJays are a Blues and R&B band based in Lake City and fronted by Kirby Stanley on vocals and guitar.  They strive to bring Blues into today's relevance while staying true to its traditions, something they hold dear.  They were the band winner of the North Central Florida Blues Society’s Regional Blues Challenge. Both Mr. Aullie and the Deviljays will will be competing in the 2018 International Blues Challenge in January.

The show starts at 7 pm, with Curran taking the stage at 9 pm. There is no admission charge. 

The Downtown Blues Concert is an annual event provided by the North Central Florida Blues Society, and funded in part by the Alachua County Tourist Development Tax and The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Outside Agency Grant, to kick off the Downtown Festival & Art Show weekend.

The North Central Florida Blues Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, cultivation, nurturing and promotion of Blues Music. The Society also hosts monthly electric and acoustic jams. See website for more information.   

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