A bit of Austin, Chicago, and New Orleans comes to Fredericksburg on Saturday, July 31 as the Pioneer Museum presents the blues at the next Roots Music concert.
The Little Elmore Reed Blues Band - a group of Austin’s best blues musicians - starts the evening with Chicago blues, Texas style. This will be a rare performance for the band that normally plays only on Monday nights on east Austin. The members all work in other bands, but they come together to play their unique sound that combines Chicago blues, west coast swing, early rock, and New Orleans cool.
At 7 pm, Lisa Marshall brings on the Rhythm & Blues. Her vocals evoke Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Mavis Staples and Janis Joplin. And her band is hard driving, gut busting, and funky.
Leeann Atherton - another Texas belter - finishes up at 8:40 with a steamy sound that blends gospel, folk, and blues and runs from Billie Holliday ballads to Etta James grooves.
Guests can enjoy a $9 meal that includes choice of 12 oz. rib-eye charbroiled and cooked to order on site, Shrimp etouffee, and Gumbo in a bread bowl, with sides of dinner roll, butter, new potatoes, corn on the cob plus dessert. Sodas, beer, wine and water are for sale on the grounds.
The Pioneer Museum is located at 325 West Main Street in Fredericksburg, with entrance gate on Milam Street. Free parking. Bring lawn chairs. All concerts take place on Saturdays, 6 - 10 p.m. Gates open and food is served beginning at 5 p.m.
Admission is $12. Students high school age and younger are free. Guests receive a $2 discount by visiting the web site and printing out the coupon or buying tickets online at www.pioneermuseum.net.
Roots Music is a series of live, open-air eclectic Roots music concerts on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum on Main Street in Fredericksburg, Texas. Concerts feature both emerging and established artists in an informal, family setting. Net proceeds support the mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society
Upcoming Concerts are Aug 21 - Texas Country Night; Sept 25 - Latin/Conjunto Night.
Information at 830-997-2835, www.pioneermuseum.net, firstname.lastname@example.org.