LENNY SOLOMON, PAUL RISHELL & ANNIE RAINES
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2012
THE LENNY SOLOMON BAND, PAUL RISHELL & ANNIE RAINES
7 pm, doors open 6:30 pm
BYOB and food allowed
$16 advance, $18 at the door
Lenny Solomon and Paul Rishell first met each other in the early 1970's when they were both regular players at various Harvard Square haunts. Since that time their musical careers diverged, and only now will they be brought back together again to entertain at Sandywoods.
Paul Rishell and Annie Raines are passionate about their craft and devoted to the study and performance of a wide range of blues styles, from the syncopated acoustic guitar wizardry of Blind Lemon Jefferson and Son House to Chicagoan "Little" Walter Jacob's swinging amplified harmonica. Paul has reached what Boston Phoenix writer Ted Drozdowski called "a place deep and resonant as Robert Johnson's crossroads, where authenticity, soul, and a sense of purpose and commitment ring out in every note he sings and plays." Annie has added vocals, mandolin, piano, and other instruments to her musical arsenal, while being recognized by top professionals and fans worldwide as the "queen of the blues harmonica." Says blues legend Pinetop Perkins, "She plays so good it hurts!"
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Lenny Solomon's style has been compared to early Bob Dylan, Guy Clark, and Jerry Jeff Walker. Solomon began his career in the late 1960s when he played at Idler Coffeehouse in Harvard Square for over eight years. During his tenure as a solo performer he shared bills with people such as Chris Smither, Carolyn Hester, Bonnie Raitt, and Spider John Koerner. From 1980 through the mid-1990s, although he continued to write songs, Solomon rarely performed. During that period he raised a family and worked on environmental research at Harvard University. In 1997 Solomon got back into performing and formed a folk/country band. Performing his original material, he's released four CDs: Four Shortened, Not Life Threatening, Armando's Pie, and Maybe Today. His music has been aired on over 140 radio stations around the country and he has won a fistful of songwriting awards, most recently taking second place in the 2012 International Indie Songwriting contest.
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