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The Hitman Blues Band
with
Lex Grey & The Urban Pioneers
&
Blue Velvo

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Saturday June 1st
Doors Open @ 7:00pm
Show starts @ 8:00pm
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Tickets $34
Includes all fees
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Tickets On Sale!

The Hitman Blues Band

A sharp suit and a thousand songs. That’s what earned New York City native Russell Alexander his moniker, early in the vast musical career that made him the master guitarist, singer, and songwriter for the Hitman Blues Band that he is today.

Earning that nickname took a lot of work. But the most important gigs Russell ever did on the way to getting it, he didn’t even get to play at. As a teen, he earned $10 a gig to set up gear for a band that played five shows every weekend. The young guitarist learned hundreds of songs that way, just by ear.

Russell soon made a name for himself as a sideman. He worked as a freelancer 25 nights a month for years, flying all over the country and playing orchestral swing, country, jazz, rock, Hasidic music, Salsa, Greek, and more. Whenever a band got a request that they didn’t know, Russell did. “I got a nick name as the Hitman because I knew all the hits,” he said.

He could play anything professionally, but for fun, Russell played blues. When he showed up for jam sessions at the Chicago Blues Club wearing a tux and hat, the jam co-host would yell, “It’s Hitman Russ!” When Russell finally got a chance to build his dream project, it could only be called The Hitman Blues Band.

7 albums and countless tours later, thousands of fans confirm it was the right choice.

Lex Grey and the Urban Pioneers

Lex Grey and the Urban Pioneers recently released their 8th original

album entitled "How Many Roads?" The album reached #1 Blues album

in NY for six weeks and #5 on the Relix/Jamband charts for one month.

Lex Grey and The Urban Pioneer's breakout single “Ain't From

Mississippi” has been in consistent rotation for over a year on Sirius XM

Radio reaching a 5 slot on B. B. Kings' “Rack of Blues”. Charting for

three weeks on the NACC Radio Charts, their iconic sound and award

winning songwriting spans genres and generations. Spearheaded by

powerhouse vocalist and New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee Lex

Grey, their live show is sure to win your heart and blow your mind. The

Urban Pioneers feature award winning recording artist/engineer guitarist

Vic Mix, N.Y. Blues Hall of Fame inductee Sonny Rock on drums,

guitarist, songwriter and multi instrumentalist Ed Wasilewski & veteran

bassist Tim Farrell.

WWW.LEXGREYMUSIC.COM

 

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Blue Velvo

Blue Velvo is your go-to band for electrifying Rock and Roll with a retro bluesy twist. Fronted by Guy "Velvo" Valic's smooth vocals and backed by tight harmonies, Blue Velvo sound explodes with rip-roaring guitar and a driving rhythm section by Whisko and Phillbilly. They're not just fun, they're unforgettable.

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