Sunday, July 17, 2022 2 PM – 7 PM
Waterfront Park - SylvanBeach, NY
The Mohawk Valley Blues Society is proud to present Billy Price w/ Nate Gross, with special guests Uncle Charlie & the Meatballs for our Free Blues Picnic at Waterfront Park in Sylvan Beach NY on Sunday July 17!
2016 Blues Music Award Winner and two-time 2020 BMA nominee Billy Price first attracted national attention during his three-year association with guitarist Roy Buchanan. Price is the vocalist on two of Buchanan's LPs, That's What I'm Here For and Live Stock.
Since then, with the Keystone Rhythm Band, the Billy Price Band, and solo projects, Billy Price has recorded and released a total of 17 albums, CDs, and DVDs.
In April 2016, he was officially recognized and inducted as a Pittsburgh Rock ’n Roll Legend at an award ceremony. Price’s album This Time for Real, with the late Chicago soul singer Otis Clay, received a 2016 Blues Music Award in the category of Best Soul Blues Album of 2015.
His 2018 album Reckoning, produced by Kid Andersen at Greaseland Studios, was nominated for a 2019 Blues Music Award in the category of Best Soul Blues Album of 2018. His new album Dog Eat Dog, also produced by Andersen, was released on Gulf Coast Records in August, 2019.
The Pittsburgh-based Billy Price Band consists of Dave Dodd (drums), Tom Valentine (bass), Lenny Smith (guitar), Jim Britton (keyboards), Eric Spaulding (sax), and Joe Herndon (trumpet).
The Billy Price Charm City Rhythm Band, based in Billy’s new hometown of Baltimore, MD, consists of El Torro Gamble (drums), Greg Haughey (bass), Pete Kanaras (guitar), Tam Sullivan (keyboards), Dan Gutwein (sax), and Vince McCool (trumpet).
For 25 years, Nate Gross has toured coast to coast spreading his brand of Blues.
Combining Blues, Soul, Americana, Swing, Latin, Jazz and traditional sounds with monster sized guitar licks, The Nate Gross Band has a sound that has been captivating audiences at some of the most respected Festivals and Venues. Nate has shared the stage with legends such as Levon Helm, Tommy Castro, Dickey Betts, G.E Smith, Jim Weider, Arlo Guthrie, JD Simo, Commander Cody, Walter Trout, Willie Nelson, Shemika Copeland, and JJ Grey to name a few. When not on the road, Nate owns a private music studio where he is teaching over 50 students a week. As a multi instrumentalist, Nate teaches the importance and love of The Blues and Traditional Music styles.
Local favorites, Uncle Charlie & the Meatballs are a blues/rock/jam project featuring:
Collen Roller-Guitar & Jake Lozo-Guitar/vocals
Frank Grimaldi-Bass & Piotr Kowalski-Bass
UCMB have hosted several of our Monthly Open Jams, and have opened for national acts such as Comedy team Josh Arnold and Wille Griswold, and Blues legend Junior Watson, among others.
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