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5th Annual Blues Bash March 21-22, 2014

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 11:21 am

Royal Southern Brotherhood featuring Devon Allman, Cyril Neville headline 5th Annual Blues Bash at Centenary March 21-22, 2014 Plus Samantha Fish and other great acts.  

Super blues rock all-star band Royal Southern Brotherhood, with Devon Allman, Cyril Neville and Mike Zito, along with the greatly anticipated return of Samantha Fish, will headline the 5th Annual Blues Bash at Centenary on March 21 and 22. For ticket information and further details about the Blues Bash go to www.centenarystageco.org or phone 908-979-0900. Premier seating for March 22 can be purchased by phone only.

The 5th Annual Blues Bash, presented by Joe Hirsh Productions in association with the Centenary Stage Company, features two full days of the blues at Centenary College, with several great acts taking the stage on Friday March 21 and Saturday March 22. Major sponsors for the 2014 Bash are PNC Bank, the Inn at Millrace Pond in Hope, Tramontin Harley-Davidson, The Star-Ledger, and the Hackettstown Business Improvement District.

The Blues Bash takes place at the beautiful and nearly new state-of-the-art Sitnik Theater at the David and Carol Lackland Center at Centenary College both nights. Each day fans can attend "matinee shows" at Marley's Gotham Grill and a "post-show party" on Saturday night, also at Marley's. Doors open at 6:15 at Centenary each night, with music throughout the nights, and headliners scheduled for around 9 p.m.

The 5th Annual Blues Bash continues its tradition of bringing the best national acts to the region, with this year's headliners Royal Southern Brotherhood (Saturday) and Samantha Fish (Friday).

Before they even hit a chord, The Royal Southern Brotherhood has your attention. In the US South, where music is religion, two rock 'n' roll bloodlines tower above all others. In the saloon bars from Mississippi to Maryland, mere mention of the Allman and Neville Brothers casts a magic spell. With a lineup comprising both the iconic Cyril Neville and Devon Allman, The Royal Southern Brotherhood come pre-loaded with expectations. Don't worry: they can match them. The family tree might be auspicious, but this band trades on talent, not genealogy. It's not about rock history: it's about the here-and-now. The lineup has talent to burn with Neville, Devon Allman, the son of Gregg Allman, and don't forget blues all-star Mike Zito, as well as bassist Charlie Wooten and drummer Yonrico Scott, both heavyweight names in their own right, with Charlie's bass chops celebrated on the Southern jam scene for his sets with the Woods Brothers, and Yonrico hitting the skins for luminaries including the Derek Trucks Band, Gregg Allman and the Allman Brothers themselves.

Who can forget the Samantha's performance last year at Centenary, when she rocked the amazed house in scintillating fashion? It'll be more of the same as she rips songs this time around from her newest CD, Black Wind Howlin'. The Kansas City-based Fish has been on a major roll ever since she teamed up with Cassie Taylor and Dani Wilde on the 2011 release, Girls with Guitars, and fueled by the trio's Blues Caravan tour of Europe and the U.S., created an international buzz in the blues world. Later that same year she recorded Runaway, her first solo album.

Super supports acts - including Bob Lanza Band and also Shuffle Jump & Moan - will round out the two nights at Centenary, along with other related festivities around Hackettstown still to be announced.

Major support for the Blues Bash also comes from Marley's Gotham Grill, Good Impressions Printing and Mailing, Kennedy Events, WNTI, United Jersey Blues Network, Cathy Miller Photography, HTVProductions, Custom Sign Source, and Karmabridge Acupuncture & Herbals.

For ticket information and further details about the Blues Bash go to www.centenarystageco.org or phone 908-979-0900. Premier seating for March 22 can be purchased by phone only. You can also LIKE the Blues Bash NJ page on Facebook. For more about Joe Hirsh Productions and its ongoing events, check out the Joe Hirsh Productions page on FB or visit www.joehirshproductions.com. You can also email joehirsh@msn.com.





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