Twilight Music Series is proud to present DAN STEVENS & CLAYTON ALLEN

8/11/17 7pm-9pm On the Meriden Green 77 State Street, Meriden CT.
ermed “Connecticut’s hardest working bluesman” by the New York Times in 2002, Dan plays over 200 engagements a year, including concerts, clubs, festivals, coffeehouses, community and private events and educational programs.
 
Musically, Dan honed his guitar skills by taking lessons from renowned acoustic guitarist and W.C. Handy Award winner Paul Rishell, who taught him how to play slide. Later, he was blessed to study with Greenwich Village based folk/blues icon Dave Van Ronk during the last years of Van Ronk’s storied life. His repertoire reflects the influence of his revered teachers who knew and performed with many of the legendary blues masters.
 
Clayton Houn’dog Allen plays the blues in his own style. With heavy piedmont and country influences, Americana rings out. A prolific song writer and a unique stylist of the electric guitar, he is also master of the diddly bow, a one-stringed instrument. His repertoire includes soulful singing, a dose of primitive rock n’ roll and jive.
 
Ramblin Dan and Clayton were the 2015 CT Blues Challenge solo/duo winners and were semi-finalists in the 2016 International Blue Challenge on Beale Street in Memphis, TN

New Policy

I have been informed by the city that the parks have a no smoking or drinking policy. Starting this week they will be ticketing all individuals who choose to smoke or drink at the evening concerts. Please respect the cities ordinance and pass this along to all who may not be aware of this restriction.
This was put into place for the health and safety of all our citizens.
See you at the concert!
Thank you
Steve Robichaud
Event Coordinator
Restore with the Arts”

The Terri and Rob Duo clock Wednesday, August 9 at 7 PM – 9 PM

The Terri and Rob Duo clock Wednesday, August 9 at 7 PM – 9 PM at the Augusta Curtis Cultural Center

175 E Main St, Meriden, Connecticut 06450
The Terri and Rob Duo is made up of Terri Lachance and Rob Desorbo. Terri is a singer songwriter who has been writing songs all her life and plays guitar. Rob, bass guitar and vocals, has played with many area bands including Eran Troy Danner, The Redliners and Snakebite. Terri and ROb, as a duo, play a mixture of originals and covers. Songs with a message or that evoke a mood are prevalent throughout the choices being performed — whether they are folk, country or jazz-influenced.

ROXY PERRY 8/4/17 7pm-9pm

Twilight Music Series is proud to present ROXY PERRY 8/4/17 7pm-9pm On the Meriden Green 77 State Street, Meriden CT.
A child prodigy, Roxy started out fronting swing bands at the famous Glen Island Casino in New Rochelle, New York and performed her first major concert at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California at age 9. In her early teens, she began fronting her own bands. By her late teens, she was working six nights a week with her 10-piece soul band at the Peppermint Lounge on 45th Street and Times Square in New York City. It was there that she was discovered and did her first studio recording as a back-up vocalist. This led to her going on tour for four years with the pop-rock band, Dawn, representing their hits of the time. The band headlined concert tours with Kenny Rogers, The Carpenters, Rare Earth, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Iron Butterfly, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Mike Nesmith, Mark Lindsay and many others. In the ‘80’s an EP was released on Personal Records, produced by Richie Cordell, which was high on the Billboard charts for two months.
Roxy launched her blues career in the late ‘80’s, when she quickly became known for her exciting live performances at clubs, concert halls and festivals throughout the U.S. and abroad and won her reputation as “the real deal” through her riveting live performances and highly acclaimed CDs in blues and jazz circles worldwide.

In recent years Roxy has appeared on the concert bill with Rod Piazza, Shamekia Copeland, Leon Russell, Marcia Ball, John Mayall, Saphire, Hubert Sumlin, Gatemouth Brown, Koko Taylor, Taj Mahal, the Neville Brothers, Popa Chubby, Derek Trucks, The Black Crowes, Susan Tedeschi, Duke Robillard and a host of others. In 2007, Roxy and her band performed at the renowned Montreux Jazz Festival, where they headlined two stages, including the Lake Geneva Blues Cruise

As a recording artist, Roxy has performed, produced and written the material for four highly acclaimed CDs that have been added to classic female Blues artist lists on radio stations throughout the world. They are titled HI HEEL BLUES (Monad Records), ROXY PERRY, NEW YORK BLUES QUEEN (BluePerry Hill Records), BACK IN BLUESVILLE (BluePerry Hill Records), and her most recent CD, IN MY SWEET TIME (BluePerry Hill Records). Many of her original songs appear on compilation blues CDs. Her unique version of HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN appeared on the compilation album, PUBLIC DOMAIN (Purchase Records), which was nominated for a Grammy award. In 2006, BACK IN BLUESVILLE was awarded BEST SELF-PRODUCED CD at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.

Roxy is also featured on a long list of Blues albums as both backup and featured vocalist. Blues legend Roscoe Gordon chose Roxy to sing three part harmonies on his entire last release that aired worldwide.

In 2007, Roxy was presented with the prestigious ARTIST OF THE YEAR award by the Westchester Arts Council, New York. In 2009, Roxy Perry was officially recognized and inducted as a GREAT BLUES MUSICIAN, New Yorkin the BLUES HALL OF FAME®.

Media recognition over the years has been extensive, notably a cover story and 6-page interview in the international magazine, BLUES ROCKS THE WORLD, and stellar reviews in DOWNBEAT, BLUES REVUE, BLUES MATTERS, and many more.

Roxy’s music has been featured on the legendary KING BISCUIT HOUR, and the HOUSE OF BLUES RADIO HOUR hosted by Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd). The syndicated radio program, PORTRAITS IN BLUE, which profiles Blues legends and rising stars, produced an hour-long feature on Roxy Perry. This historic documentary airs regularly on NPR stations. Her music continues to be heard regularly on MUSIC CHOICE, DIRECT TV, hundreds of radio stations, web and podcasts. Roxy can also be heard around the world as host to her weekly on-line radio program, NEW YORK BLUES-BIRD, broadcast on KCOR kconlineradio.com.

TRAIN WRECK SOCIETY 7/28/17 7pm-9pm On the Meriden Green

Twilight Music Series is proud to present TRAIN WRECK SOCIETY 7/28/17 7pm-9pm On the Meriden Green 77 State Street, Meriden CT.
Train Wreck Society
This band of troubadours has seen the ups and downs of life as a tale to tell. Like many, their music expresses the travels and experiences of friends just trying to get by. Since the mid 90’s many musicians have left their mark on the sound of this collaboration. And as times change, friends come and go, but the music lives on. This blend of Southern Rock and Blues has endured the test of time, and proves again and again, that music can draw us all together. To see the complete Twilight Music Series schedule go to http://www.restorewiththearts.org/