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June 9, 2012

2pm to 7pm

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Elverson, PA

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Midnight Shift

Midnight Shift Please welcome Midnight Shift who's current CD, Rhythm Rockin' Boogie reached number three on The Pennsylvania Roots Radio Airplay Charts and has received airplay from Texas to California, Spain, Italy, and Australia. Their song Rhythm Rockin' Boogie was nominated for Big City Blues Magazine's Blues Song Of The Year and the CD, Rhythm Rockin' Boogie was nominated and made it to the semi finals for Best Self Produced CD at The 2012 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. The band has recently opened for Ana Popovic, Graham Parker, Rick Estrin, Robert Gordon and Buckwheat Zydeco. Midnight Shift features Mike Mettalia on harmonica and vocals, Mike McMillan on Guitar, Paul Pluta on bass and Tim Smith on drums.

Roger Girke

The Roger Girke Band's artistry has been validated with many positive critical reviews and a number of industry awards. The 2004 CD release "My Baby Loves That Stuff" won an esteemed "Top 5 Self-Produced CD" award in the 2005 International Blues Challenge – and their 2008 CD release "Shake It" was awarded a "Top 6 Self-Produced CD" award in the 2009 International Blues Challenge. Also in 2009, from over 100 competitors, The Roger Girke Band was a top 10 live finalist in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. Roger and his talented band continue to evolve each year with a solid mix of contemporary and traditional blues. The band's live performances feature strong original songs, combined with eclectic covers and energized performances anchored by Roger's strong vocals and guitar playing.

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Gary Allegretto

Gary Allegretto Blues Revue Magazine states, "Gary Allegretto is one of the best harp players you'll hear" and "one of the classiest acts in the music business today, working with only the best backup musicians and taking the time to craft music noted not only for it's quality but for it's authenticity". Indeed, the internationally touring, Los Angeles - based Bluesman has been honored by the Blues Foundation's prestigious "Keeping the Blues Alive Award". His renowned performances have captivated audiences around the globe. Further, Gary's critically acclaimed music has been considered for two Grammy Award nominations, topped the Blues and Roots radio charts, and been featured on the soundtracks of major motion pictures and television programs. For more info please visit:


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