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Starting off your night of fiery blues is Joanna Connor and her incendiary slide playing. Joanna became a fast online sensation when a video of her playing at the North Atlantic Blues Festival went viral, with viewers amazed at and praising her scorching slide guitar. Elmore Magazine interviewed her about it and commented that “that video has gone around the world a few times getting millions of views and being reposted in Japan, Russia, and all over Europe. [Joanna thinks] people loved the combination. Here’s a woman who looks like somebody’s mom and she’s playing like this.” – Elmore Magazine.

Closing out the evening will be the return of internationally renowned Albert Castiglia. He sings from the gut, shoots guitar licks from the hip and writes songs that articulate ones hopes, fears and heartaches. Releasing eight albums in two decades, he arrived on the scene after Buddy Guy’s iconic harp blower Junior Wells heard the young bluesman sing and invited him into his solo band for several world tours. The New York born Miami raised Castiglia to an Italian father and Cuban mother combines all influences to create his unique style of modern day blues with a traditional core.
Joanna Connor

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