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Delta Mike Shaw
Friday, April 15, 8 pm
165 McGraw Hall, Cornell Arts Quad

Good-hearted, powerhouse-picking, big-voiced bluesman, known for high-octane performances with the Delta Mike Shaw Band: blues, classic rock, country, Motown, infused with jazz, funk, and soul.

This concert provides a rare treat to hear him solo on blues and classic folk, to savor his chops on guitar and dobro, his lyrics, and fine voice. Mike writes, sings, and plays fingerstyle Piedmont and Delta blues with a passion for staying true to his early folk heroes.

He’s considered one of Upstate’s premier guitarists, a master of percussion and slidework. Mike Shaw has toured and recorded with many bands, including Atlanta Rhythm Section, Papa John Creech, NRBQ, Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Drifters, SmackDaddy, and Chuck Berry. We’re lucky he’s taken root in the Finger Lakes!

Tickets are available at: Ithaca Guitar Works, Autumn Leaves, Greenstar Market, Bound for Glory, online and at the door. Info: web or 607-351-1845. $15 adv./$17 door; $3 rebate for members, seniors, teens. Cornell students $5. Children under 13 free.

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Michael Smith

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