Blues Sanctuary has wowed audiences with its infectious Chicago-style blues since it formed as a trio in 2002.
As the band evolved and expanded over the past decade, it has included renowned local musicians Jeff Bentley on bass, Albany's "Wunderkind Bluesmaster" Matt Mirabile on guitar and the always-soulful blues guitarist Greg Bird.
Following its 2008 "Colossal Contender" award win, the group proudly represented the Northeast Blues Society in 2009 at the 25th-Annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn. Here, in this largest gathering of blues bands in the world, Blues Sanctuary advanced to the semifinals.
On the menu are food and libations available for sale from Thyme Tables Catering. The dinner menu features Philly cheese steaks and pulled pork with side salad, or stuffed portabella mushrooms with spinach on bed of greens, each $12. Please call 802-447-3896 to place orders.
Tickets to this concert are $18 through Brown Paper Tickets, the first and only fair-trade ticketing company, at brownpapertickets.com or vtartxchange .org/bms. php, or by calling (toll free) 800-838-3006 =8B a small processing fee will be charged. Tickets are $22 at the door on the day of show on a first-come, first-served
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Up next, young Gypsy jazz violinist Daisy Castro makes her Basement Music Series debut on April 13; and Mike + Ruthy bring their "breathy, rich Americana [and] warm, vintage sounds." (Time Out New York) on April 20.