Saturday / July 28, 2018
Blues at The Bluebarn Theatre
10th and Pacific – Omaha, Nebraska
Playing with Fire producer, Jeff Davis launches a new event – bringing the Blues to the Bluebarn Theatre with the ONLY Midwestern performance by this multiple awarding winning Canadian power trio.
- Doors at 6:00 pm.
- Music at 6:30 pm with BluesEd, MANNIX.
- A limited number of tickets will be sold to this event through Eventbrite.
- The performance will be outdoors. No reserved seating.
- Lawn chairs and blankets welcome. Some seating will be available.
- Hawk’s BBQ will be available for purchase.
- Bluebarn Theatre will be offering a variety of beverages available for purchase.
- No coolers or outside food and beverage allowed.
- No pets, please.
The Paul DesLauriers Band is made up of guitarist and singer Paul DesLauriers and the rhythm section of Greg Morency on bass and Sam Harrisson on drums. Having worked together on various projects for nearly 20 years, the band has become bound by friendship and an unshakable mutual respect. Based on this history and an uncanny musical chemistry, in 2013 they decided to focus all their energy and talents to develop their distinctive power trio. These Montreal-based, Canadian Blues veterans blend rock with straight-ahead blues in a way that echoes the vibe of the great power trios from the 60’s and 70’s, yet they take the music to another level via modern stylings and an attack that’s free of clichés. The aural texture of their music changes on a dime from guitar-driven pyrotechnic blazing to a much milder blues boogie with seamless ease. It’s all wondrously peppered with pleasing funky bass lines and a swamp-blues backbeat. Crowned Entertainer of the Year for the second year in a row at the 21stannual Maple Blues Awards held on January 15th 2018 in Toronto, Canada; in 2017 along with Entertainer of the Year, they also won the Maple Blues Awards for Electric Act of the Year, Bassist of the Year (Greg Morency) and Drummer of the Year (Sam Harrisson). In January 2016 the band took 2nd place at the 32nd International Blues Challenge (IBC), the world’s largest gathering of blues acts, organized by The Blues Foundation. Held in Memphis Tennessee, they rose to the top to take the runner-up title in the Band category in a worldwide competition that saw 119 bands competing for a spot on the podium. Their most recent release, read more here: Paul DesLauriers.
Music For The City is a Jeff Davis production providing both free and ticketed events across multiple genres of music to the Omaha Metropolitan area.