Wooden Blues returns on Friday, March 18 to J&J Winery / Noble Order Brewing, in Richmond, Indiana. The music begins at 7 PM with an opening performance by Achilles Tenderloin. I’ve included a map below for any first-timers, out there. Don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook!
Each month, the Wooden Blues concert series features a different pair of the region’s finest acoustic blues artists, carefully selected and hosted by Achilles Tenderloin.
March’s featured acts are Dayton’s Joe Waters and, hailing from Indianapolis, Will Scott. We are very lucky to have these two gentlemen with us on Friday, March 18. Please drop in and give them a warm welcome.
Each Wooden Blues event also kicks off a monthly art show! This time, the feature is Aria-Blair Bottorff. Show up between 5 and 7 to check out Aria-Blair’s paintings and meet the artist herself.
Will is known for his distinctive voice, original roots songwriting, and guitar stylings. Blending blues and Americana with a dash of rock and outlaw country, His soulful, live performances, and his acclaimed recordings have captivated crowds in the US and Europe for over twenty years.
Gnawbone, produced by Gold Record recipient, Preacher Boy (Blind Pig Records, Coast Road Records, Eagle Eye Cherry) is Will Scott’s second release under his name and his studio debut. The album features guest performances by Jolie Holland, Samantha Parton (The Be Good Tanyas), and Jan Bell.
Joe, eighteen, has played the blues his whole life. He picked up the harmonica as a kid and by age 10 was already playing shows and recording with his dad, Jack Waters of Dayton. Now a seasoned player and singer, Joe has been a mainstay of the Dayton area blues festival scene for years and also teaches harmonica lessons.
You local folks might remember Joe and Jack from the blues festival we hosted at the winery in July of 2014. However, Joe first played in Richmond nearly a decade ago at Charlie’s Coffee Bar, back when I was hosting the weekly open mic night there. I’d say he’s a solid two or three feet taller, today, though.
Niki Dakota hosted this fantastic radio interview with Joe and Jack a few years, complete with live, in-studio performances, on WYSO 91.3 FM:
Painter Aria-Blair Bottorff presents Feminine Fantasy, an exhibition of her latest work, at Noble Order Brewing / J&J Winery (see map, below). Aria-Blair is an Indiana native multimedia artist. Feminine Fantasy explores the conceptual boundaries of gender identity, occultism, and horror from a soft feminine perspective in acrylics and oils.
Come out at 5 PM to say hello and see Blair’s stunning paintings. Hang around after for refreshments and some phenomenal acoustic blues from around the region. Music begins at 7. Click here for more information about the exhibit and opening reception.
Map to Wooden Blues