Knight Music Festival runs March 28, 29, 30 in Worcester

KnightsMusicFestivalBillCopelandMusicNews has received the following information about the three day Worcester event: There are performances scheduled throughout the weekend with a stellar lineup that will include Corey Harris, Leo “Bud” Welch, Paul Rishell and Annie Raines and Paul Geremia among others.  Please consider a prominent listing or feature to help promote the music festival, exhibit opening and the Worcester Art Museum.

The Opening Party on Friday will include a members only event featuring Vapors of Morphine (members of Morphine with Jeremy Lyons) from 7-8pm followed by a performance by blues and reggae artist Corey Harris, a MacArthur Fellow who was the featured artist and narrator of the Martin Scorcese film, “Feel Like Going Home,” which traced the evolution of blues from West Africa to the southern U.S. Harris has recently published his first book “Jahtigui: The Life and Music of Ali Farka Toure” the first about the life and music of the Malian music legend.

Saturday will feature 81 year old Gospel Blues artist Leo “Bud” Welch from Sabougla, Mississippi,

whose recording debut was recently released on Fat Possum Records subsidiary Big Legal Mess. For his Massachusetts debut he will be supported by The Cannibal Ramblers, Ten Foot Polecats and Big Jon Short. The music lineup will also include Danielle Miraglia, Brendan Hogan, Rich “AD” Leufstedt, Grade “A” Fancy and Matt Robert.

A Country Blues Summit on Sunday will feature some of the genres’ top artists featuring Blues Music Award winning duo Paul Rishell and Annie Raines, acoustic blues icon and 12 string guitar master Paul Geremia, 2012 Boston Music Award winner Erin Harpe, Marylou Ferrante, Big Jon Short and Zack Slik.

The weekend will also include performances by Short’s students from Worcester Public Schools, Blues in Schools, Ukulele club and Guitars in the Classroom programs.

Big Jon Short is the man behind the Worcester Art Museum’s Country Blues Summit, featuring some of the genres’ top artists, including Blues Music Award winning duo Paul Rishell and Annie Raines, acoustic blues icon and 12 string guitar master Paul Geremia, 2012 Boston Music Award winner Erin Harpe, Marylou Ferrante, Bi…g Jon Short and Zack Slik.
Sunday, March 30: 11:30-12:30 – Renaissance Court – Big Jon Short and Zack Slik 12:00-1:30 – [remastered] – Marylou Ferrante 1:00-2:30 – Renaissance Court – Erin Harpe 2:00-3:00 – [remastered] – Paul Geremia 3:00-4:30 – Renaissance Court – Paul Rishell and Annie Raines
This is part of the KNIGHTS MUSIC FESTIVAL which features electric blues Friday night and Saturday and country (acoustic) blues on Sunday, When: Friday March 28, Saturday March 29, Sunday March 30, 2014 Where: Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609 See the full schedule at http://www.worcesterart.org/