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2411 Star Starred
B.B. King Blues Club
Between 7th and 8th Avenues 237 West 42nd Street New York City, NY 10036
212-997-4144
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112 ratings
4.6 average rating
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36 events
12 reviews
29 stars
attended Jan 06 2009

I had a wonderful time. The Harlem Blues Project was excellent, and I loved that each performer also sang. It lended a different vibe to the set as each song had a different twist.

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29 reviews
16 stars
attended Jan 09 2008

my teenage son and friend attended this event and absolutely loved it. thought the band was great and great fun!

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26 events
7 reviews
5 stars
attended Jan 09 2008

loved the music, loved the venue...great evening!

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http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=3865

Description

Harlem Blues Project specializes in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack and Barry Harrison.

Jerry was raised in Harlem and caught the music bug early in life. A fateful walk through Washington Square Park found him being introduced to the New York City Blues scene by way of the now infamous Dan Lynch Blues Bar. Jerry spent the next thirteen years learning to play bass and sing, while also hosting the Saturday and Sunday Blues Jams. There Jerry shared his stage with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Copeland, James Cotton and many more Blues Artists. His Bass baritone voice and thunderous bass playing have earned him a place in New York’s Blues Hall of Fame. Jerry’s band “The Dugger Brothers” are a staple on the New York City Blues scene.

Influenced by Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Jan Akkerman, and Wes Montgomery, Junior Mack deftly displays these influences, although the foundation of his playing lies in the soulfulness of Gospel and Blues. An opportunity to play for the late Pops Staples and the encouraging reaction from both Pops and Mavis Staples was the first in a chain of events that drove Mack to present his interpretation of the blues to a wider audience. He has sat in or worked with The Allman Brothers Band, Derek Trucks, Robert Randolph, Dickey Betts, and Honeyboy Edwards. He has also recorded an excellent CD, _Live Adventures. _

Drummer Barry Harrison spent five and a half years with the legendary Johnny Copeland, and after his passing, Harrison went on to spend six years working with his daughter, Shemekia Copeland. He has also worked with Sonny Rhodes, Eddie Kirkland, Phil Guy, and Lonnie Shields.