Lonnie Shields is truly one of the finest of the next generation of the blues. He cut his blues teeth performing with The Jelly Roll Kings. His recording career has led him through a number of studios from Memphis and Clarksdale to tours all over the world. Featuring Jesse Loewy.
Tickets $20 in advance. $25 at the door. Advance sales close 5pm day of show.
Kelly Music for Life will provide complimentary beverages. Drinkware and ice provided. All drinks will be served in disposable cups. BYOB is also welcome for adults for an additional $5 donation. Must be 21 to consume alcohol. Masks are requested, but not required.
Doors open at 7:00 pm. 7:30 show.
Free Parking in Oakmont Municipal lot behind Kelly Center off Darby Road.
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Lonnie Shields http://www.lonnieshields.com/home.html One of the finest of the next generation of the blues. He cut his blues teeth performing with The Jelly Roll Kings. His recording career has led him through a number of studios from Memphis and Clarksdale to tours all over the world. This Delta born guitarist, singer and songwriter's style is just the opposite of his demeanor. Lonnie comes across as a mild mannered southern gentleman with a laid back nature. On stage he is transformed into an extraordinary entertainer moving to his music and feeding off the energy of the audience. His music is deeply rooted in gospel, soul and R&B while his sound, like his soul is never too far from the home of the blues.
Lonnie was the first Delta artist that Rooster blues picked up after moving to Clarksdale, Mississippi in 1987. His CD “Portrait” was released in 1992 (named Album of the Year by Living Blues Magazine) and reads like a who’s who of Delta Blues Performers. Over the years, Lonnie has played with many Blues greats including Elvin Bishop, Sam Carr, Sonny Rhodes, Eddie Shaw and Big Jack Johnson just to name a few. In the years following his release of “Portrait” Lonnie’s career skyrocketed. He has performed all over the world and has released a string of impressive CDs featuring his soulful, “down home Blues” with a contemporary, yet juke-joint feel.
Lonnie’s hard work has paid in a fine compilation of music and a reputation of a man with the heart and soul of the Blues. Lonnie now resides just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but always has and always will be the Keeper of The Blues wherever he lays his guitar.